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Village roads to go on priority list

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MEMBERS of Stockton Heath Parish Council have drawn up a list of areas in the village they would like to see receive attention from the borough council’s environment services team.
The list is to be considered by the parish council’s Village Committee, which will place the areas in priority order before forwarding it to the borough.
Parish council chairman Cllr Peter Walker (pictured) said: “It is an extensive list and has been drawn up by members after very careful and detailed consideration.”
The borough’s environment services department has an eight member team deployed to look after landscape and street cleansing services in Stockton Heath, Appleton, Grappenhall and Thelwall, Lymm, Walton and Latchford.
Priority is to be given to maintaining the main access areas to the borough in order to create a good first impression.
Grass verge cutting will take place every 6-8 weeks, compared to every 2-3 weeks in 2015. But new machinery has been purchased to efficiently manage the growth to enable longer intervals between cuts. Grass cuttings will be left on the ground.
A number of pilot schemes are to be trialled to use refuse collectors to improve efficiency. A partnership with the Friends of Alexandra Park will enable refuse collectors to empty bins near the park entrances as part of their route.
Another trial will involve the refuse team emptying litter bins on London Road fortnightly at the same time as collecting commercial waste in the area.
The borough council believes initiatives like these will enable the borough to maintain acceptable standards of cleansing and landscaping.

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  1. OK so I’m confused…..it says

    “Grass verge cutting will take place every 6-8 weeks, compared to every 2-3 weeks in 2015. But new machinery has been purchased to efficiently manage the growth to enable longer intervals between cuts. Grass cuttings will be left on the ground..

    I just don’t get it…surely no matter what mower machine you cut grass with it will still grow back at the same rate.

    Anyway that aside…it’s good that they are trying to keep the area tidy….I wonder if they will do something to clear up all rubbish and mess thrown over the fencing of the Manchester Ship canal too which never gets cleared such as pop and beer cans, pop beer and spirits bottles, food wrappers, plant pots, xmas trees, traffic cones, metal road work signs….shall I carry on 😉 I suppose they can’t though and will say it’s Peel Holdings land and responsibility. Peels wont do anything round here !!!

  2. The area both sides of Lumb Brook bridge is a disgrace. Permanently overgrown, fences in need of repair, the bridge itself looks unsightly. Not changed since I was a kid 50 years ago.

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