Lutterworth Town Council

Serving the people of Lutterworth


Contact: Town Clerk
Council Offices, Coventry
Road, Lutterworth LE17 4SH

Tel: 01455 550225

Grass Cutting

Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:19 by Andrew Ellis

Lutterworth Town Council is aware of the unacceptable appearance of Lutterworth's grass verges over the past months and apologise for this.

Some facts:

  • After a cold Spring there was a surge of rapid growth in May
  • Leicestershire County Council Highways pay us for 6 cuts a year which the Town Council enhanced to 10 cuts a year
  • Lutterworth Town Council is also responsible for the cutting of Lutterworth Cemetery, Saxon Meadow play area and open space, Coventry Road recreation ground and Crescent Road recreation ground
  • The contract has not changed nor has there been any reduction in spending since it began
  • This is the last year with our current contractor

So what has your council done about it:

  • Regular meetings with the Contractor with progress reports
  • Council employees instructed to help with the grass cutting where possible in addition to contractors
  • Requested the contractor bring in more teams to rectify the problem

This should bring the grass under control but the Town Council will remain vigilant and take further action if required.

What is your Council going to do?

  • Review the specification (frequency and coverage) of the annual contract
  • Look into implications of employing staff internally to carry out grass cutting in the future

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