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DCC Responsibilities

Highways, grass cutting, refuse collection, recycling and street lighting.

Dorset County Council is responsible for:

  • Highways matters including work on public roads, streets, pavements and footpaths
  • Grass cutting on verges
  • Refuse disposal
  • Recycling
  • Street lighting

Landowners or occupiers are responsible for

  • Cutting back hedges and trees on their land; the must ensure that hedges and trees do not interfere with the safe use of public footways and roadways or obscure street lights and road signs. For more details see Hedges, trees and the highway on the Dorset for You website - starting point Tree Management.

Queries about these matters should be made to