Vegetation Works in Bridestowe
Bridestowe Parish Council were awarded funding towards the employment of a contractor to undertake grass cutting, weed spraying and hedge cutting within the parish and to fund the purchase of equipment for highway maintenance work. This work has increased water flow through drains and enhanced the appearance of the highway in the parish.
Following a ‘Tough Choices’ public consultation in 2014, it was agreed by Cabinet to reduce our grass cutting and vegetation duties. 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 aim of grass-cutting is to keep the highway safe and to maintain visibility for all road users. It was also agreed that DCC would cease treatment of weeds.
As a result there are more weeds in evidence and many areas of grass remain uncut, leading to untidy and unsightly communities, Bridestowe parish council have therefore pro-actively taken action to attend to these areas.
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