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Neighbours' frustration over lack of grass cutting in Grantham cul-de-sac

By Grantham Reporter

Neighbours living in a quiet cul-de-sac have criticised Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) for failing to maintain their grass verges.

Mr Sentance, 70, of Dryden Close, Grantham, claims that the council has not cut the grass outside his home since the middle of last year.

He said: “We have tried to maintain it amongst ourselves but it has got too much now. The grass is up to three feet high in places with weeds everywhere. It grows out into the pathways and we even struggled to put out our bin until we had cleared a space for it.”

Mrs Sentance, 72, added: “It is disgusting. I walk to the local shop every day and I never see a single long blade of grass on the way. We believe it is because we are hidden down a cul-de-sac and no one can see it.

“We all have pet dogs too, which we have to carry outside as we can’t risk them catching ticks from the grass.

“It’s not that we haven’t tried to do our best. There are a few of us that have tried to manage it between ourselves but it is not our responsibility and it has gone past the point where we can manage it without some help. It doesn’t need a strimmer – it needs a combine harvester!

Executive member for highways, Coun Richard Davies said: “According to our records, these grassy areas have previously been maintained by the local community. Many residents mow the grass just outside their property, meaning they don’t need to be cut by our contractors. Clearly, that is no longer the case here, so we will arrange for the verges to be cut and included in our grass cutting programme going forward, meaning they’ll be mown twice a year from now on.”

Mrs Sentance added: “At least if it is cut twice a year, it will gives us the chance to maintain it.”


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