Grass-cutting riddle


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I read in your paper (“Contractors cut back for the council”, Gazette, May 8) that Torridge District Council (TDC) has taken on a new contractor for [grass cutting].

I noticed that it had not been completed, or so I thought. I was told by TDC that it had been done to their specification, but would now only be cut four times a year.

Devon County Council (DCC), who use the same contractor, are responsible for the verges – so why was it not all done at the same time?

Another resident rang DCC and was told they would look into it. We have yet to hear.

In the meantime, the entrance to this estate if fast becoming an eyesore. I am sure I am not alone in thinking this.

What are we paying our council tax for?

Jeannette Shipton

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