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Concern raised on grass cutting

Created on 17/06/2017 @ 07:43
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Concerns over verge and public area grass cutting, including Welshpool's Maesgwasted Cemetery, have been raised by the council chief responsible for the work.

Powys County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, has advised contractors that he wants to see a visible improvement in their performance "with immediate effect."

“From my first day in office as Cabinet Member for Highways, I have received a high level of complaints with regard to grass cutting.  These relate to both the reduced level of service and also the performance from contractors throughout the county,” said Cllr Fitzpatrick.
“I recognise the real anguish and distress this is causing residents of Powys.
“I have today advised contractors in the strongest possible terms that I wish to see a visible improvement in their performance with immediate effect and that they comply with the terms of the contract and the agreed work.
“Should I not see an immediate improvement, penalty clauses will be imposed alongside plans to ensure the service is delivered as specified. Their performance will have a bearing on whether or not the contract continues.”

Welshpool County Councillor Graham Breeze said he was raising issues over grass cutting and damage to graves at the cemetery.

"It is encouraging to know that Councillor Fitzpatrick is responding to public concerns. I have received several complaints about the cemetery situation. It is unacceptable that people are seeing gravestones damaged.

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