Welsh counties sow their verges
I WOULD refer to Karoline Lamb’s letter, dated July 2, regarding the cutting of grass verges by Bucks County Council. I, for one, entirely agree with her. In areas where the road vision might be obscured by long grass, the county council might have a case for cutting six times a year.
In all other areas, long grass is neither an eyesore or a road hazard.
What it is is a harbour for wildlife which is fast disappearing from our countryside.
And in a similar vein, whilst I have to admit that the gardens outside Amersham Library and the Old Amersham memorial gardens look very pretty, I shudder to think what the annual costs of these and many other similar sites throughout the county must be.
Can I commend to the county council what Gwynedd and other county councils have done in South Wales.
All areas of appropriate spare land are sown with wildflower seeds.
The effect is stunning, as I am sure anyone who has seen their beds will agree.
And not only do they look so colourful, they also provide a haven for our bees and birds and many other endangered species and are cheap to provide and easy to maintain.
Certainly cheaper than the two or three times a year that the Amersham beds have to be dug over and replanted.
And with all the money this saves you will be able to fill in a few more of the potholes which are a county disgrace.
AF COLE Back Lane Chalfont St. Giles