Burnham-On-Sea resident hits out at council's grass-cutting service
angry Burnham-On-Sea resident has hit out at Sedgemoor District
Council for its 'poor standard' of cutting grass on public verges
around the town.
Young, pictured, told councillors at their latest meeting that
too few cuts are being undertaken and that grass cuttings are
often not being collected from pavements after the work, causing
drains and gutters to be blocked during wet weather.
Clerk Denise Emery says Sedgemoor District Council's Clean Surroundings
team carry out the cutting on behalf of the County Council's Highways
number of cuts has not changed this year or last although the
year before saw a 20 per cent reduction," she added.
for why the grass is not picked up, this is down to cost and logistics
- obviously, time and personnel to pick up the grass but also
the cost of supplying another van to remove the bags or piles
of cut grass and take it to the recycling centre for composting."
additional cost to carry out this work would have to be added
to the rates and all councils have to decide the priorities in
regard to the level of services they can give."