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Update regarding grass cutting

Update regarding grass cutting

06 June 2016
Grass cutting

Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment, said: "As a result of public feedback, following a consultation in 2014, we changed our grounds maintenance contract so that it now targets grass cutting in areas of most importance to our residents, when needed and at lengths appropriate for each area.

"This is the first few months of the new service and we are constantly reviewing and managing it together with our contractor. I’d like to thank residents who have told us about a handful of specific areas and we are currently looking into them and, where possible, making modifications to the schedule. We appreciate verges in urban areas should be cut and that there are open areas where children expect to have cut areas for ball games, etc.


"We now also maintain grassland and wildflower meadows that have proved popular at Cantley Park in Wokingham, Ashenbury Park in Woodley, and on the Woosehill Spine Road. We have experimented with 13 different wildflower seed mixes and have successfully introduced a variety of wildlife habits and improving the look of several areas across the borough. We believe, and many support us, that these areas do improve local environments, but appreciate not every resident is comfortable with this approach.


"If any residents feel that an area has been missed or requires cutting, please do let us know by visiting our contact us page, emailing: customerservice@wokingham.gov.uk or by calling (0118) 974 6000."