Cuts to grass-cutting regime trimmed back

BOSSES at Notts County Council have stepped back from plans to slash, by a third, the number of times it cuts grass verges.

As part of this year’s budget savings, the council had planned to reduce grass-cutting in urban areas from six times to four times a year.

But this has been increased to five times as a result of public feedback. New guidelines have also been issued for residents who want to cut grass verges near their homes.

Coun Richard Jackson (Con), the county council’s lead member for Transport and Highways, said: “Through our Big Budget Conversation, many residents told us they would happily cut the verge outside their house while they were mowing their own lawn. I am grateful to those residents who are already doing this and would encourage others to follow suit.”