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Cutting it fine

Created on 08/06/2017 @ 19:56
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Newtown Carnival organisers were today left worried they might not be able to host entertainment and other events this Saturday after contractors left the Town Hall grounds covered in grass cuttings.

The grounds were cut by Powys County Council's contractors who left the cuttings rather than taking them away, meaning the use of the ground was in jeopardy.

But a bunch of volunteers have this evening helped clear the majority of the cuttings after a call went out for help. And Powys County Council is due to send its workers out tomorrow at 8am to help clear any remaining cuttings.

"Well everyone of Newtown what a let down the Town Hall grounds are for our 130th year of Carnival. Contractors have cut or attempted to cut the grass, however, they have left all the cuttings behind," said Newtown Carnival Trust Chair, Jen Reynolds.

"Powys Council will recut in morning at 8am but the cuttings need to be removed first. So we are calling on any volunteers with a rake to please come down to help us. We will be there at 6pm tonight, and need all the help we can get. Let's show everyone what community spirit should be all about."

After the call went out this afternoon a number of volunteers turned up to help.

Otherwise marquees and carnival contractors would not have been able to access the site.

This evening, Jen posted on Facebook: "A hugh thank you to the 12 volunters who came to help us this evening to clear the grass cuttings. Without you we would still be doing it now! Great to see there is still some comunity spirit left."

Photo: Volunteers clearing the grass cuttings this evening (courtesy of Newtown Carnival)

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