Pain in grass for pensioners
MOSSMAN pensioners are up in arms about not having their lawns mowed by contractor Goobidi Hack for over two months.
One pensioner spotted a brown snake among the long grass in her front yard recently and another, Rose Kettles, is finding it hard to tackle the overgrown weeds.
“I was in hospital the first week in September and I don’t think it’s been mowed since,” she said.
“When they mow I mark it on my calendar and I haven’t marked it since the first week of September.
“This yard is a disgrace I have to hold my dress up to the knees when I go to the letterbox, those prickly things are so damn big.”
Rose lives next door to a council park which she has seen mowed twice and it has got to a point where she cannot go into her backyard.
“I have got an orchid house down the back but I won’t even go out in the yard it’s so disgusting,” she said.
“Even my neighbour told his mother he feels like getting his mower out and mowing my lawn but I said do not do it because Goobidi are supposed to do it.”
Goobidi Hack is supposed to mow the lawns of the 60 pensioners within every month at a contracted price of $10 but according to Rose she is not alone in having an overgrown yard.
“There are about eight that I know of,” she said.
“I tried to ring and I couldn’t get any answer, I went there last Tuesday and the men were out the front so I asked when are you coming up our street, they said Wednesday and here it is a week later and they’re still not here.
“How many old people are there with lawns needing mowing?”
Goobidi said it is currently looking at the processes of the mowing crew and at this point, does not want to comment on why the lawns have not been mowed.
“Goobidi is aiming to have every lawn mowed before Christmas but this cannot be guaranteed,” a spokesman said.
Rose encouraged affected pensioners to contact the Queensland aged and disability advocacy on 1800 818 338.