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Highway Verge Maintenance

Highway verges are cut to help improve road visibility and prevent vegetation protruding onto roads & paths that could be dangerous to road users, cyclists and pedestrians

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Highway Verge Maintenance

Highway verges are cut to help improve road visibility and prevent vegetation protruding onto roads & paths that could be dangerous to road users, cyclists and pedestrians.  Also, by keeping verges under control it helps prevent fly tipping, litter dropping or other potential hazards being hidden.

Fleet of machinery

Our specialist vegetation management fleet is used extensively in highway verge maintenance. We own and maintain the vehicles in house so are confident our machinery will be reliable and regularly serviced. Our operatives are fully trained to operate the machinery and will be supplied with the necessary PPE.

National Highway Sector Scheme (NHSS)

CGM Group are proud to be an accredited member of the National Highway Sector Schemes.  This is a quality management system for organisations working on the UK road network.

Full Traffic Management

When required we can supply full traffic management to facilitate works on, or adjacent to the highway and liaise with the necessary local authority to ensure road space is booked in advance,

How often do we cut highway verge?

This depends on your Local Authority, but most authorities require their verges to be cut between one to three times a year.  At some junctions or bad bends, the council may request for the verge to be cut more often to help visibility.  Usually we do cut the grass so the height is no more than 40mm.

Grass cuttings

Usually we leave the clippings on the verge so the nutrients go back into the soil. All grass cuttings will be cleared from pavements and road areas.

Working with councils

We work in partnership with the Authorities to work around their calendar, so avoiding cutting at the same time at waste & recycling bin collection time.  We want to minimise the impact of causing traffic delays so are flexible to work early mornings and evening to reduce congestion.

We discuss with the Authority if they want wildflower areas to be left until the flowers have died.  If areas are identified where flowering bulbs have been planted, we will not cut the verge until after flowering has finished.

Roadside Nature Reserves

Some verges have been identified as a roadside nature reserve as they may contain rare plant species.  They are identified by a marker post at the site and the locations can be found on the relevant Authority website.  Generally, we do not cut roadside nature reserves, or cut them in late summer after the plants have flowered and set seed.

Invasive Species

Generally, we will not cut invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed if they are spotted at the roadside but report the species to the Authority.


CGM Group is an Award-Winning Regional Horticultural, Arboricultural and Landscaping Organisation. Our management team has a wealth of experience delivering small and large maintenance schemes across the region and consistently win industry awards


Significant experience in every service we offer


We love what we do - it makes our work enjoyable


We are independently owned and operated

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Our History

Back in 1985, a young and very entrepreneurial Tim Glover, set off on his adventure to provide grass cutting services to the local community here in West Norfolk. He sold his personal vehicle to purchase a brand-new VW Caddy, and bought his first ride on lawn mower, his brother fabricated and made his first trailer.

Fast forward to today, we are trusted by some of the biggest and well-known businesses in the country to offer a broad range of green contracting services, however, we still look after the needs of our smaller and domestic customers too, maintaining the long-term relationship that first developed all those years ago.

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