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View from the chamber: Council shouldn’t kick responsibility for cutting grass

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 June 2018

Archant

The Conservative motion for the next full council meeting is requesting the council to return our parks back to normal.

As a councillor I have had numerous complaints about the idea of saving money by not cutting our grass.

It has been many years since residents have felt the need to object so strongly.

Objections so far are that the long grass is very bad for hayfever and asthma sufferers, dangerous for our children and prevents them from playing games such as football and cricket.

Parents can’t see their young children in the long grass, which creates a danger.

The long grass is also dangerous for dogs, which can get ticks in their ears from the uncut grass.

Dog owners might not be able to pick up pet waste with the pooper scoop, which could result in children stepping in the waste.

The state of our roads is disgusting with potholes and fly-tipped rubbish. And when this is reported, we do not receive any information as to whether there has been a prosecution or not. The council says there is no money. Where is the money all going then?

All these new homes being built with the extra council tax collected, paying for garden waste charges and the council receiving record parking and speeding fines.

To top that, crime is at its highest level in years.

The list is going on and on and all the residents want is for Mo to mow the meadows.

Residents do not want to lose the quality of their parks.

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