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‘Everything being cut apart from the grass’

Created on 11/05/2017 @ 07:16
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Powys County Council has reiterated its appeal for local communities to take on grass cutting duties after we highlighted a state their cuts have created to a ‘green’ in Guilsfield.

The open area in Chepstow Avenue is popular with kids and families, but photos sent to us by local residents (one pictured) show it has become an overgrown field covered in dandelions.

Fred Cooper told us: “Powys C.C. budget cut to grass cutting services in communal areas is bound to result in scenarios exactly like this.

“No chance that Guilsfield will be shortlisted in this year's Best Kept Village at this rate.”

Another resident told us that “everything is being cut apart from the grass by the looks of this!”.

In response, Paul Griffiths, Powys County Council’s Strategic Director for Place, said: “As part of the council’s agreed financial strategy, the frequency of grass cutting for recreation areas has been reduced from 10 cuts a year to five cuts.

“However, we are offering town and community councils the opportunity to explore alternative arrangements that allow local communities to have greater control over the standard of local maintenance under our Community Delivery initiative.”

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