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Case Study

Grass and Weed Clearing in Sticklepath

grass verge on sunny day along road at sticklepath

Sticklepath Parish Council received funding from the Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund (HMCEF).  The money contributed towards contractor costs for verge cutting and weed spraying throughout the parish.

Following the ‘Tough Choices’ public consultation in 2014, it was agreed by Cabinet that DCC would make reductions to our grass cutting service.  We now only carry out grass-cutting on highway verges in areas that are key to maintaining visibility, such as at junctions, laybys, and the inside of bends.  The treatment of weeds also ceased under this new policy.

As a result there are now more weeds in evidence and many areas of grass remain uncut, this has prompted the local council to take action.

 

 

 

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