Grass policy verges on the ridiculous
PEOPLE have no doubt noticed grass verges have been cut everywhere, including Hodgmoor Woods.
Whilst some might agree with this others consider it a waste of money and destruction of wild flowers.
Bucks County Council (Bucks CC) sent a team of grass cutters in May to Bottrells Lane, to cut only the verges in front of six houses, shoring off the tops of stillflowering spring bulbs. The council uses money which could fund road repairs to cut verges but it does not cut overhanging branches.
Is it doing this to deceive people into thinking roads are maintained properly?
To cut miles of verges with wildflowers deprives bees, birds and insects of food. Our neighbouring counties have stopped cutting grass verges. They don’t consider grass to “dangerous”.
There are, unfortunately, people who do not care about nature and they are listened to when they ask for a “sterile-looking grass verge”.
Others are really upset when they see the destruction by Bucks CC.
Should people have the right to dictate how their neighbours keep verges? Why does the county interfere? I can understand if there is an obstruction the council should have the right to cut the verge. Bucks County Council does not own any grass verges.
This, in my opinion, amounts to dictatorship. Whilst it would be good to cut the verges twice per year, six times is too much.
KAROLINE LAMB Chalfont St Giles
very kind person was that handed my purse in to Waitrose in Gerrards Cross last Saturday. I am so, so grateful. Thank you.
ROS HURN Gerrards Cross