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Council grass contractors warned

Created on 16/06/2017 @ 15:48
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Concerns over verge and public area grass cutting, including last week's debacle over cuttings being left on the Town Hall Gardens in Newtown, threatening the weekend's carnival, have been raised by the council chief responsible for the work.

Powys County Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, has advised contractors that he wants to see a visible improvement in their performance "with immediate effect."

“From my first day in office as Cabinet Member for Highways, I have received a high level of complaints with regard to grass cutting.  These relate to both the reduced level of service and also the performance from contractors throughout the county,” said Cllr Fitzpatrick.
“I recognise the real anguish and distress this is causing residents of Powys.
“I have today advised contractors in the strongest possible terms that I wish to see a visible improvement in their performance with immediate effect and that they comply with the terms of the contract and the agreed work.
“Should I not see an immediate improvement, penalty clauses will be imposed alongside plans to ensure the service is delivered as specified. Their performance will have a bearing on whether or not the contract continues.”

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