As the Council switches from grass cutting to grounds maintenance before winter, Wallasey's three local Conservative Councillors have asked for grass verges in the area to be tidied up.
Following 'lockdown' in March, many of the Council's grounds staff were switched to more urgent roles, including delivery of PPE to care homes and food parcels to the vulnerable.
This meant that many of the Borough's grass verges could not be cut as often, or when planned. While some were earmarked to be left uncut to support bees and other pollinators, others were, by then, too difficult to cut with the usual machinery. All this created a backlog for the staff, some of whom were also off sick or shielding.
With grass cutting almost back to schedule, the need for grounds maintenance can be seen in many areas where the grass has overgrown the road or pavement.
Councillors Ian Lewis, Lesley Rennie and Paul Hayes have today submitted the following grass verges for maintenance work over the coming weeks:
- Belvidere Road
- Broadway Avenue
- Mosslands Drive
- Mount Road (as seen in the photo)
- Radley Road
- Rosclare Drive (and repairs to the damage caused by vehicles)
- St Nicholas Road
- Saltburn Road (small grass 'island' near Greenleas Road and verges near Keble Drive)
- Sedbergh Road
- School Lane (from Folly Lane to Mosslands Drive)
- Uppingham Road
- Zetland Road
Some of the work has already been carried out - we expect the rest to be completed soon.
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