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Grantham Journal letter: Hideous brambles hiding daffodils


I live in Great Gonerby and am dismayed each time I travel into Grantham down Grantham Road, the B1174, and see at the brow of Gonerby Hill on the sloping side banks the hideous mass of brambles enveloping the now flowering daffodils, which can hardly be seen.

This applies to both sides of the road and is an eyesore all year round. It is not a good scene for those coming into the town for the first time to witness and locals have to put up with it on a regular basis.

I imagine whoever planted the daffodil bulbs as well as whoever paid for them will be saddened and annoyed that the flowers are trapped beneath the wild mass of brambles.

I approached SKDC early in March this year about this, with full geographical location; their response was they had forwarded my email to Lincs CC Highways whose responsibility it is.

The response I had from Lincs County Coucil on 21 March stated only: ‘this has been recorded by us under transaction number (….) Please keep a note of this number’. I duly replied requesting what they proposed and received, on 23 March, ‘I have no further information including timescales for you’. I replied again, to receive on 28 March, ‘Due to vagueness of location there are several entrances to Grantham. I will endevour (sic) to inspect this through the normal inspection process and will action if appropriate’.

I consider LCC staff must either not fully read correspondence or be making excuses. No wonder reported potholes are not repaired!

I realise it is now too late for the daffodils’ plight to be resolved this spring but hope LCC Highways can eventually correctly determine the site and blitz the brambles. This matter is now in the hands of Great Gonerby Parish Council which I hope will take up the cause asap.

Catherine Parker

Belvoir Gardens, Great Gonerby


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