Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay & Aberdour Conservative Councillor Dave Dempsey has called for a rethink on Fife Council â€˜s policy of leaving grass cuttings where they fall. This follows complaints from local residents.
Cllr Dempsey said â€œFor some years itâ€™s been policy to cut grassed areas and leave the cuttings in situ or blown ont
However, this yearâ€™s dismal weather has resulted in a lot of lost days. Consequently, the grass cuttings have been longer, wetter and altogether untidier. In places, this has led residents to complain.
I have every sympathy for the Council staff involved. Theyâ€™re doing what theyâ€™re instructed to do and doing it this year in particularly trying circumstances. Iâ€™m sure they would prefer to go a stage further and leave the grass neat and tidy. Itâ€™s time for the Council to consider how much more it would cost to finish the job off and whether the public would see that as money well spent.â€