Council's grounds maintenance team are "ready to mow" as grass cutting season begins

Fenland District Council's annual grass cutting programme gets underway this week with more than one million square metres of grass set to be trimmed.

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More than 135 hectares of green space across Fenland, approximately the size of 3,000 football pitches, will be trimmed and maintained ready for the eagerly anticipated warmer months.

In addition to grass cutting, the team will also be maintaining around 50,000 square metres of shrubs and flower bedding as well as a further 30 miles of hedgerows.

Tivoli, the Council's grounds maintenance contractor, works throughout the cutting season with grass scheduled to be mowed twice per month on a fortnightly cycle.

The cutting season traditionally runs from the second week of March through to November each year with most areas set to be cut a total of 16 times per annum. Weather conditions can often lead to a change of plans however, as was the case in 2020 when the season was delayed following the wettest February on record.

Councillor Peter Murphy, the Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "After a difficult couple of years, we understand how eager local residents will be to get out and enjoy their local parks and green spaces again."

"Tivoli do a fantastic job and we are committed to making sure that communities across Fenland all have beautiful and clean green spaces to enjoy. We urge members of the public to get in touch with us if they see anything that is not quite right or that requires our urgent attention."

Any issues that residents spot in local parks and open spaces can be reported directly to Fenland District Council via its online reporting form at www.fenland.gov.uk/openspaces

To check the grass cutting schedule for your local area visit: www.issfenland.co.uk/services-type/grass-cutting/

Article date: February 2022

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