On 24 May 2014 at 11:39pm Grasscutter wrote:
What has happened to grass verges being cut within Lewes estates .It is awful. I am on Malling and in some areas the verges are 2ft tall.
On 25 May 2014 at 12:27am beetlejuice wrote:
What the hell is the world coming to? 2ft tall? Who is cutting these verges? Animals? Disgusting behaviour.
On 25 May 2014 at 5:24am The Kronic wrote:
Terrible sight, full of buttercups, clover, speedwell and lots of other flowers. All those butterflies, bees, hoverflies and other beautiful pollenating insects must hate the sight of it.
On 25 May 2014 at 7:00am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The verges on the Nevill have been done this year, so they haven't given up completely.
Mind you, with the mix of sunny and wet weather we've been having, the grass seems to be growing at an alarming rate. I'm getting sick of keep cutting mine.
On 25 May 2014 at 8:33am Financier wrote:
Buy stocks and shares in lawn Weed and Feed products. Councils are investing in them, that's why they aren't cutting the verges, so all those people who tend their lawns will be forced to buy those products to keep their lawns look respectable. No matter that the towns and villages look abandoned. We only seem to get three cuts a year now, one far to early, one not short enough because it's too long to cut properly and one when it's all over and far too late. Money wasted really.
On 25 May 2014 at 11:03am Ed Can Do wrote:
I got bored of mowing the lawn so we got a couple of pet rabbits which are keeping the grass in check now. As a bonus they are unbelievably cute.
On 25 May 2014 at 1:30pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
That would go down well with my terriers. They'd think someone had delivered them a take-away.
On 26 May 2014 at 9:43am Fairmeadow wrote:
Financially hard-pressed councils save money by reducing the number of cuts per year. Cut the cuts to meet the cuts. Lazy councils don't bother to specify when these cuts shall happen. Grass near my house was cut 14 times, as per contract, last year, but none of the fourteen happened in May, when the contractor was kept busy by those smarter councils who do bother with the detail.
On 26 May 2014 at 8:11pm wanderer wrote:
why cut the grass if its not needed, does it cause a visibility issue
to your house or junction or affect public safety ?
if no then leave it and spend the money else where
On 29 May 2014 at 11:03pm Daydreamer wrote:
Surely the extra council tax that I'm and most of Lewes district are now paying for extra "special areas" surely should not be paying for maintaining the "green patch of land that has always been there" to be mowed !!!