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Grass Verges: shabby job

On 3 Sep 2012 at 2:06pm Mrs Garden wrote:
The grass verges have been cut and as the grass had been left to grow so long, we now have piles of cut grass all over the verges, in the gutters and all over pavements. Why do they not collect the grass when it's cut. Malling looks horrid now, the verges are now just covered in brown soggy grass cuttings and no doubt the grass will die underneath due to lack of light.
Is it Lewes District Council or ESCC I should complain to?
On 3 Sep 2012 at 2:52pm Geoff wrote:
Someone who cares maybee?
On 3 Sep 2012 at 2:53pm Interested wrote:
Geoff: You are clearly a slob
On 3 Sep 2012 at 3:09pm malling man wrote:
Apparently there are two companies that cut the grass up there.
One company for one side of old malling way and another for the other.
The guys that do the housing side are absolute rubbish, they seem to cut the verges there a great deal less than the other compay do and it looks absolutely appauling!
You are right indeed Mrs Garden, the grass will die under the weight of all of those cuttings, but should come back through next spring with any luck. In the mean time we will have to no doubt look at the brown, sodden silage that remains.
Its an absolute disgrace.
Why can't one company (ther better one obviously) look after the estate?
Oh, and Geoff, please go and entertain yourself and your obvious boredom elsewhere.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 3:48pm Silas wrote:
I imagine that the grass cutting service went out to tender and the cheapest tender won the contract, in order to save the council money. Quality may have been low on the criteria.
Couldn't Malling advertise it as free compost-to-be for allotment users if they come and collect it?
On 3 Sep 2012 at 4:00pm Mr Forks wrote:
Why don't you community minded souls with nothing better to do than moan cut the verges yourself if you'r so concerned? Big society and all that?! Tories wont pay so you have to do it!
On 3 Sep 2012 at 4:14pm Malling Moron wrote:
Actually Forks, I do!
In fact I cut outside mine and both my neighbours houses
On 3 Sep 2012 at 4:24pm Harry wrote:
I think it's LDC you need to complain to. I think they are responsible for the right hand side of the road, looking at it as if you'd just driven onto the estate, and that ESCC are responsible for the left hand side. This is why there are two companies involved.
Bureaucracy, don't you just love it.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 4:42pm boots wrote:
I agree with Mr Forks. stop grumbling and get your mowers out -
On 3 Sep 2012 at 6:26pm Pete wrote:
I cut mine as well, so when the contractors turn up they always leave my areas alone, which means it looks nice and tidy all the time.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 7:51pm old malling wrote:
I cut mine and have for years, the contractors drag all the cuttings over my verge, leaving a mess everywhere. I have complained before and was told that they are contracted to cut verges 5 times a year only. And that is a very small percentage of our council tax that pays for this service.
On 3 Sep 2012 at 10:47pm the old mayor wrote:
They certainly do not cut the verges 5 times a year, so far it has been twice here. Also, we suspect the council sacked the person (due to the austerity cuts) who is supposed to supervise and check that the Contractors do their job properly. LDC is absolutely useless !!
On 4 Sep 2012 at 11:26am 'ere be monsters wrote:
It's Wealden Council that hacks the verges, they have the contract with ESCC. LDC cut the grass areas other than the verges. It is a joke.
On 4 Sep 2012 at 11:57am Old Cynic wrote:
What you need is seed bombs and cover the whole area in a riot of beautiful wild flowers - the council have to mow it less (twice a year) and you end up with a glorious riot of flowers and help the bees and insects too 9and your gardens)! better still persuade the council that wild flower verges are the way to go and Lewes could look stunning from April to September :-)
On 5 Sep 2012 at 6:19pm Phaedra Isabella wrote:
ESCC are responsible for maintaining grass verges.

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