Despair over state of town after ‘shoddy’ work of hedge-trimmers
The question of whether or not there is any pride left in Ashford has been raised once again.
This week Kennington resident Ted Prangnell has slammed the “shoddy workmanship” of council contractors who trimmed hedges along a cycle path on Little Burton Farm estate.
Although pleased the area between Canterbury Road and George Williams Way, which he said was due a trim weeks ago, has been paid some attention, he said he was confused as to why the twigs, branches and leaves were left behind.
He said: “So, at last, someone has cut back Little Burton Farm Lane, have they?”
He went on to question the quality of the job however, adding: “So that is it done, is it? I wouldn’t pay them.
“Why do we have to be continually embarrassed by the shoddiness of our town?
“The pedestrian side of that particular section of cycle-way has been in need of cutting back and tidying up for weeks, probably months.
‘Shoddy’ was the description used by a visitor, but he is absolutely right.
“There are other places where either cyclists can’t cycle or pedestrians can’t walk due to hedge growth, and brambles, which can be nasty.
He added: “We cycled 450km in Germany, and we didn’t come across anything like that.”
This is not the first time Mr Prangnell, a former engineer and keen cyclist, has criticised the council.
In the past he has hit out at litter and grime across the borough, incorrect road and pedestrian signs and dangerous barriers installed in Canterbury Road.
CONCERNS: Ted Prangnell