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Native Orchids and ESCC

On 19 May 2015 at 9:28pm lewes born and bred wrote:
Not sure if many of you know but the section of A27 between The Newmarket and Ashcombe roundabout on the wide central reservation is packed solid with some beautiful native Orchids.
Last year, they were in full flower when some utter Penis decided to mow the lot down to about 2" tall.
How can we prevent this from happening again ?
On 19 May 2015 at 10:04pm Lewes Yorn & Yorn Again wrote:
You contact the ESCC to stop that from happening again?
Does that sound like a reasonable answer..
On 20 May 2015 at 12:58am Local wrote:
Actually, LY&YA, ESCC keep doing this despite being asked not to. So how can we stop ESCC. One of our Cllrs could intervene?
On 20 May 2015 at 1:29am Elusive Ted wrote:
Yes.. But No.. But Yes? I think that should answer your query but after giving it a lot of thought however maybe not?
On 20 May 2015 at 7:56am Tipex wrote:
Escc are legally obliged to ensure verges are trimmed regardless of what's growing there as they can block drivers visibility. If they didn't I'm pretty sure there would be endless council-bashing threads here moaning about it.
On 20 May 2015 at 8:42am Mavis wrote:
Tipex, there's endless moaning on here regardless !
On 20 May 2015 at 11:16am Local wrote:
Tipex. Im not sure that the relevant Councils are obliged to trim every last bit of verge like this. If that was the case Brighton would not have had the much heralded, expensive, and un cut , trendy wildflower central reservation on the Lewes Rd. It is ironic that it is the very same road as the one Lewes Born and Bred is referring too, except we don't have to pay for the wildflowers, but are instead paying to chop them down...... all a bit perverse , don't you think?
On 20 May 2015 at 12:38pm Peasant wrote:
I think the A27 may be maintained by the Highways Agency, not ESCC, it being part of the national trunk road network.
I'm pretty sure they have quite separate maintenance arrangements - they have separate gritting lorries, kept at different sites in Ringmer.
On 20 May 2015 at 1:20pm Bookworm wrote:
Peasant is correct, it's the Highways Agency that look after the A27.
On 20 May 2015 at 1:22pm Skinhead in a rollneck wrote:
jumper with a strimmer - Who you callin a penis?
On 21 May 2015 at 9:43am Rosie wrote:
I don't know how the Highways Agency operate. ESCC put wildflower signs up on some of their verges and these are not cut at key times. A roundabout at the junction of the A271 and the road to Cowbeech has had early fragrant orchids for over 20 years. One year they were cut, a local complained and the contractor was penalised by ESCC (500 I think). Mowing machine operators aren't necessarily flower lovers, so mistakes happen. But it's worth reporting them.
On 21 May 2015 at 5:23pm Inmate wrote:
It was me when I was @ Amberstone LOL not the contractors.

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