More grass cutting services to be restarted

The Council is now starting to restart grass cutting services in more areas which have been depleted during the coronavirus, due to staff shortages.

More grass cutting services to be restarted

grass cuttingThe Council is now starting to restart grass cutting services in more areas which have been depleted during the coronavirus, due to staff shortages.

In order to carry on providing waste collection for every home in the district safely, using social distancing to protect our staff and residents, we've had to increase the number of people we need to provide your waste collection rounds by about 25% - which is an extra 30 staff every day.

In addition to a number of our staff who have had to stay off work due to long term health conditions, this has severely limited our ability to provide the grounds maintenance services to the level we would like or you would expect.

Whilst our staffing levels still remain lower than normal, we are now in a position to restore some grass cutting services across the borough. As we are not yet operating at full capacity, it will take us longer to complete jobs.

We've made a start on maintaining parks and sheltered housing complexes and we are now moving to more general housing estates. This work will continue with other areas being prioritised as staffing allows.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time, it really is appreciated.

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