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Yellow perils - the stupid signs on our verges

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On 25 Apr 2018 at 6:07pm Caroline Adcock wrote:
I agree with the Old Mayor,
A total waste of time . Why do drivers need to know? It's yet more street clutter. The department of Trannsport are just about to issue guidelines to urge county highways to reduce unnecessary signage. No one I have spoken to,has the least idea what these yellow discs mean. There is no indication as to where the area of wildlife value begins and ends, and often these signs are sited randomly in places where there is no chance of anything being more rare or special than anywhere else. Why can't grass cutting teams be given maps of the area. This year, money saving measures mean that ALL verges are ONLY cut twice a year anyway.
These signs are simply an excuse for lack of maintenance. If the Cluncil are so short of funds why spend money on silly yellow signs which contribute nothing but urbanise the countryside.
All I can suggest is that the public make use of them as poster sites and maybe the council will recognise how silly this idea is and take them away.


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On 25 Apr 2018 at 8:25pm Wonky wrote:
So, it's clearly turned your world upside down!
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On 25 Apr 2018 at 10:15pm Fairmeadow wrote:
I think you will find it is suburban grass verges that ESCC has decided to cut just twice a year. Roadside verges are not subject to that policy.
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On 26 Apr 2018 at 5:02am Summer breeze wrote:
Whine whine whine. Just sit back and enjoy the buttercups, clover, ox-eye daisies and other lovely plant life that are feeding, providing shelter for and breeding grounds for an array of insects and small mammals.
If it was my decision, i'd mow every verge just once a year in autumn.
Enjoy it, things are changing, deal with it.
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On 26 Apr 2018 at 11:19am Mr Phorbes wrote:
Over the next few weeks these verges will look lovely but you wait till July, they will look a right mess.
As well as the nice flowering weeds you will also get the undesirable such as Giant Hogg weed and the dreaded Hymilayen Balsm.
These conservation verges should be in the country not in the town.

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On 26 Apr 2018 at 1:12pm cockshute wrote:
Mr Phorbes means Impatiens Glandulifera, a relative of the Busy Lizzy.
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On 26 Apr 2018 at 2:26pm Mr Phorbes wrote:
Correct ,Cokshute, this plant due to its prolific seeding capabilities is wrecking stream and river banks and the advice from the environment agency is if you see it pull it.


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