Horsham ‘beginning to resemble a jungle’

West Sussex County Council contractors mowing the grass
West Sussex County Council contractors mowing the grass

Horsham residents have said the town is ‘beginning to resemble a jungle’ as they call for the council to maintain the grass.

On social media residents have stated parts of the town are starting to look untidy with many having to cut some grass verges themselves.

West Sussex County Council, who are in charge of maintaining grass verges in towns and villages across the county, announced this year’s grass cutting operation was in ‘full flow’.

John O’Brien, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We have maintained the same number of cuts a year in our budget – so the grass cutting operation is now in full flow across the county.

“In all urban areas, we cut grass verges an extra two times than national safety guidelines recommend.

“In the countryside - or where there are no pavements - we maintain the verges so pedestrians don’t have to walk in the road if they can avoid it.”

The council also released a list outlining which areas will have their grass cut over the coming months and when it is scheduled to take place.

Horsham’s last cut was back in April and the next scheduled trim was planned to start on May 15.

While West Sussex County Council’s Highways Twitter account originally suggested that this year’s operation was two weeks behind schedule, it later Tweeted that they were on schedule.

What do you think? Are you or anybody you know left to cut the grass near you?

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To view the council’s grass cutting schedule visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/4798/urban_grass_programme.pdf

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