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Grass cutting services resume

by Laura Johnston

Knowsley’s full grounds maintenance programme, including the cutting of grass verges, will resume from Monday 1 June.

But the council is asking that people please bear with it as it will take a little longer than usual to restore the high standard of grass cutting finish, due to grass growth during the suspension.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, non-priority grass cutting operations on grass verges and green spaces were suspended so that the council could continue to deliver essential services, such as household, recycling and garden waste collections, litter bin emptying, removal of dog fouling and clean up the increasing incidences of fly tipping. The service also needed to ensure that operations would be compliant with the Government’s social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “Although our workforce is still stretched and working around the clock to deliver essential services, we are delighted that we’re now able to resume our grounds maintenance operations, including cutting grass verges.

“But please bear with as it will take a little longer to cut the grass back to its usual standard, due to the extra growth during the time the service was suspended. But we will be working hard to make sure this is achieved as quickly as possible.”