Falkirk Council update on grass cutting

Grass cutting of open spaces that had been put on hold across Falkirk during lockdown is now well underway, Falkirk Council says.

By Kirsty Paterson
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:39 pm

But while teams are out and about, the conditions staff are working in are far from normal and it will take a while for areas to look their best again.

One concerned residents got in touch to say he was worried that some grass and weeds around paths in the Denny area were nearly six foot tall, while some grass at road junctions was getting dangerous for drivers.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Grass cutting of all open space assets is underway at present, having started around three weeks ago.”

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They admit that the service following the coronavirus lockdown has been “slower and not as effective as our communities would normally expect”.

That’s because teams are having to tackle very long grass while also getting to grips with new physical distancing rules and extra cleanliness requirements.

But they say that people should start to see a return to some sort of normality before too long.

All grass plots will have received their first cut within the next week or two, and they will then move to second cuts.

Once an area gets its second cut, they will start to look better, the service promises.

The spokesperson added: “For road safety reasons, visibility splays at certain identified junctions have been maintained throughout the lockdown period.”

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