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21-05-2018, 21:55   #1
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Very slow cutting Grass Verge this year S6 area , some places 3ft high
Ive cut mine myself twice in last few week -I don't mind doing it .
But wondering if Sheffield council not bothering or is it cause they cut there work force -any other areas not done ??
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21-05-2018, 21:58   #2
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I always cut the verge outside mine myself, takes 5 minutes if that and looks much better than having grass cuttings left behind. Sadly I'm the only one who can be arsed on my road.
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21-05-2018, 21:59   #3
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Knee high around our way . They are not bothered now after the elections
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21-05-2018, 22:01   #4
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I believe general guidance on verges is to cut them where there is a need for safety/visibility but to cut less often to allow a benefit for wildlife/plants and reduce pollution.
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21-05-2018, 22:10   #5
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I believe general guidance on verges is to cut them where there is a need for safety/visibility but to cut less often to allow a benefit for wildlife/plants and reduce pollution.
Not that old chestnut , plants/ wildflowers . The verges round our way are full of the councils favourite letter D , Dandelions ,Docks and Detritus
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21-05-2018, 22:12   #6
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I believe general guidance on verges is to cut them where there is a need for safety/visibility but to cut less often to allow a benefit for wildlife/plants and reduce pollution.
Don't think I've ever heard so much sloblock!
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21-05-2018, 22:16   #7
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Don't think I've ever heard so much sloblock!
The council actually believe that some people believe this
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21-05-2018, 22:28   #8
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Very slow cutting Grass Verge this year S6 area , some places 3ft high.. -any other areas not done ??
Only just started around here at the top end of Norfolk Park but that's the bits around the flats and not the verges which are cut by a different department.. apparently! The bits they have done so far are also strewn with chopped up litter that should have been bagged before they started cutting.
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21-05-2018, 23:57   #9
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The council actually believe that some people believe this
Yeah, gosh...damn those people and their checking of evidence getting in the way of a needless rant. And damn education for giving people the ability to find out things for themselves.

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22-05-2018, 00:02   #10
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Very slow cutting Grass Verge this year S6 area , some places 3ft high
Ive cut mine myself twice in last few week -I don't mind doing it .
But wondering if Sheffield council not bothering or is it cause they cut there work force -any other areas not done ??
In Stannington they have been out all last week and today cutting the grass verges. Trouble is they donít seem to sweep up afterwards.
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22-05-2018, 17:23   #11
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Been using a blower to clear up here but again today they have just been mowing over the litter so that is now strewn cut up all over the grass instead..sigh!
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22-05-2018, 17:26   #12
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Knee high around our way . They are not bothered now after the elections
Do they elect the grasscutters these days?
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22-05-2018, 17:33   #13
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The length of the grass in the central reservation on the Bochum Parkway is ridiculously high - especially if you are vertically challenged ! This is of particular concern when approaching roundabouts and trying to see over the grass when looking right to enter the roundabouts.
P.s., I have noticed that someone has cut the grass for a stretch of about 6 feet on the approach to the roundabout. SCC or someone with a social conscience I wonder ?
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22-05-2018, 17:39   #14
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In Stannington they have been out all last week and today cutting the grass verges. Trouble is they donít seem to sweep up afterwards.
I cut mine, it looks a lot better especially without all the grass left in the road and pavement after I have cleared up. I wonder if someone had an accident in wet conditions due to the grass being on the road what the council would say if they were sued.
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22-05-2018, 18:31   #15
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In Stannington they have been out all last week and today cutting the grass verges. Trouble is they donít seem to sweep up afterwards.
They have indeed and the verges (and the park) all look as though they've had a really bad haircut with uncut tufts everywhere. The standard is appalling and testament to all the cuts that have been made (pardon the pun).
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22-05-2018, 18:55   #16
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Interesting that they are cutting them only at cross road type areas - so at top of Hallowmoor Road by the traffic lights but not down the rest or along. Dykes Hall Road right up to the Horse and Jockey is particularly bad at the moment.
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22-05-2018, 19:07   #17
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Interesting that they are cutting them only at cross road type areas - so at top of Hallowmoor Road by the traffic lights but not down the rest or along. Dykes Hall Road right up to the Horse and Jockey is particularly bad at the moment.
on Ben Lane, someone seems to have mowed a strip on the pavement side of the verges no idea why... I suppose it might have been a homeowner, rather than the council chaps.
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22-05-2018, 19:24   #18
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on Ben Lane, someone seems to have mowed a strip on the pavement side of the verges no idea why... I suppose it might have been a homeowner, rather than the council chaps.
Seems to be standard practice now , there is a biggish square of land near us ( 15x15 yrds) and all they have mown is a 1 yard strip round it
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23-05-2018, 20:26   #19
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the council dont cut grass verges its done by Amey
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23-05-2018, 20:44   #20
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I imagine it's a cost-saving measure. The council have introduced a number of "wildflower meadows" into the main parks. Basically, they can't afford (or won't provide the funds) to cut vast swathes of parks in the dubious name of wildflowers.
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