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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Council to re-start grass cutting

As of Monday (May 4) Denbighshire County Council will be reintroducing grass cutting in open spaces.   

The grass is now in desperate need of cutting, following the recent good weather and leaving it any longer would make it dangerous and impractical to cut, therefore the work needs doing now, says the council.

Undertaking this work will also make it easier for people to partake in their daily exercise, it believes.  

Grass cutting will also take place on roadside verges, to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through improved visibility.

The council will also be starting to resume some further aspects of highways maintenance, including gully cleansing and siding works.  

Again, this work will only be done to a limited extent, and only where it is deemed to be essential.
Cllr Brian Jones, Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We would like to reassure residents that all work will be carried out by lone workers abiding by social distancing measures at all times, for their own safety and that of the public. 

“We wish to emphasise that maintenance of the highway network and key open spaces is safety-critical work requiring the use of specialist equipment and trained staff and the Council is only planning to undertake work deemed to be essential.”

Denbighshire County Council now manages the vast majority of the county’s highways verges and key open spaces to specific and innovative biodiversity plans with the aim of protecting native local plant and animal species. 

Siding works will initially take place on the A5104 Rhydtalog, the A5104 Crown to Dafarn Dywyrch, the B5429 Pentrecelyn to Llysfasi and the A525 Llysfasi to Llanfair DC.

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