Nottinghamshire County Council announce grass-cutting changes

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BOSSES at Nottinghamshire County Council have announced that the authority will be increasing the number of times grass verges will be cut this year.

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

But this has been increased back to five times as a result of public feedback.

New guidelines have been issued for residents who want to cut their own grass verges.

Coun Richard Jackson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “Through our Big Budget Conversation, many Nottinghamshire 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.”

For details on the guidelines visit www.nottinghamshire.giv.uk/roadverges.