Com­plaints over growth

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Weeds Shame - By Suz Elvey

Over­grown fo­liage in a Park Farm road is so ugly res­i­dents have nick­named Reed Cres­cent... Weed Cres­cent.

Some of the weeds have grown to 4ft and one person liv­ing at nearby Ruf­fets Wood is so fed up with the plants tak­ing over the area year af­ter year she is beg­ging the coun­cil to rip out the of­fend­ing flora and turf the area in­stead.

Gill Papi said: “It’s that time of year again when Reed Cres­cent, known lo­cally as Weed Cres­cent, looks a to­tal dis­grace.

“This year is worse than any other year. The weeds line the whole road and are at least 4ft tall on both sides.

“A lot of what’s grow­ing there are ac­tu­ally young el­der trees.

“Why don’t the coun­cil dig the lot up and turf over in­stead of twice a year cut­ting the weeds down only for them to grow back within a few weeks?

“It must cost them less to mow once ev­ery month or so rather than em­ploy­ing an out­side gar­den­ing con­trac­tor to come and cut them all down twice a year, which is to­tally in­ef­fec­tive. “When Park Farm was built it was planted with shrubs to en­hance the area but now it just looks a to­tal sight.

“Soon we won’t even be able to walk along the path.

“There are some re­ally nice houses in this area but I’m ashamed of liv­ing near this road.”

Ms Papi said some neigh­bours were so fed up with the weeds they had started cut­ting them down them­selves.

What do you think? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford TN24 8JR or email ken­tish­ex­press@thek­m­

Reed Cres­cent in Ash­ford has been nick­named Weed Cres­cent

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