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Fuming woman, 78, says council leaving 'nightmare' piles of grass outside home

Fuming woman, 78, says council leaving 'nightmare' piles of grass outside home

5/14/2021 6:23:00 AM
Gardening

Fuming woman, 78, says council leaving 'nightmare' piles of grass outside home

Anne Harris, 78, had been left with the 'ginormous' patch of grass resembling straw outside her home after it was cut by the council but had not been put in a bin

Anne Harris, 78, had been left with the 'ginormous' patch of grass outside her home after it was cut by the council but had not been put in a bin.She said that she had lived at the house in Duston, Northamptonshire, for four decades but the issue has only become a problem in the last five years.

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The local council, meanwhile, said that clearing up grass cuttings would create a 'huge additional financial burden on the taxpayer' as well as a bigger carbon footprint.The unhappy pensioner told Northampton Chronicle and Echo : "The grass is cut, but it's just an absolute nightmare. There's just piles of cut grass. It's just ridiculous. They have cut the grass and left it.

"They should put it in a compost bin, but it's just laying there. It's still there from when it was cut in April."It stinks. It will now lay there until they cut it again, and that's however often they decide to cut it."It's just such a mess. It just lays there. Why they can't come round with a trailer on the back of the mower, or a box on the front, I don't know." headtopics.com

She told the publication that a scheme was set out for mowing the lawns in 1963 and said that most people who live in the area are retired and paid extra for the service.Fiona Unett from West Northamptonshire Council said: “The amount of resource required to clear up grass cuttings after each mow would create a huge additional financial burden on the taxpayer and a much larger carbon footprint.

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Are we so far from traditional farming that the Council has never heard of silage? Sounds like the woman opposite me. Total bag who has no life so moans about everything and anything bore off Real nightmare that one 🤣🤣🤣 Ditto in Bedfordshire too. My timeline sometimes knows... Here’s a thought ..... buy a rake ....

fumin Like Swamp thing. And look at what she’s holding. She should take advantage of the situation and turn this free grass into compost by burying it in the mud. and you wonder why people don't buy newspapers anymore. Sigh ...?just piss off

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