Our Green Flag Parks

Sites

Frequency

Aberdare Park

Main amenity and ornamental grass is cut every three weeks during the growing season.

Bowling green grass is cut three times a week during the playing season.

The defined biodiversity areas are cut and collected once a year in the autumn. The green waste generated from this is then recycled and re-used as compost within the park.

Taffs Well Park

Main amenity and ornamental grass is cut every three weeks during the growing season.

Bowling green grass is cut three times a week during the playing season.

The defined biodiversity areas are cut and collected once a year in the autumn.

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

Main amenity and ornamental grass is cut every three weeks during the growing season.

Bowling green grass is cut three times a week during the playing season.

Cricket square and outfield are cut once weekly during the playing season

Football pitch is cut once a week during the playing season.

The defined biodiversity areas are cut and collected once a year in the autumn. The green waste generated from this is then recycled and re-used as compost within the park.

Other Parks and open spaces

Amenity grass is cut once a fortnight and our sports play surfaces are cut on a weekly basis during the playing season.

The dedicated biodiversity areas within our parks are cut once a year using a cut and collect machine. Habitat piles are created from the green waste generated. In some cases, where machinery access is an issue, an area will be strimmed, raked and used to create a compost area. If you are interested in helping us rake those areas, please get in touch by email us at: parkscountryside@rctcbc.gov.uk quoting the reference ‘Grab Your Rake’.

Housing Grass

Our housing sites are cut on six occasions throughout the growing season (average of once every four weeks). The grass cutting season starts at the beginning of April and finishes at the end of September.

Highways Grass Verges

Our highways grass verges are cut on six occasions throughout the growing season (average of once every four weeks). The grass cutting season starts at the beginning of April and finishes at the end of September.

Biodiversity Grass Verges

There are several biodiversity areas within our grass verges which are cut once a year (either at the end of July or in the autumn) using our cut and collect machine. Any green waste generated is either composted or habitat piles are created for wildlife. In 2020, 120 hectares of grass within the county borough will be managed for Biodiversity. That is the equivalent of just over 126 Millennium Stadium pitches. We are hopeful to increase this number next year.

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