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Wet Weather Forces Highways Grass Cutting Rethink in South Dorset

Road Re-surfacing

9:18am 21st June 2012

Recent wet weather and a lack of funding means overgrown roadside verges around South Dorset will remain so, for a while longer.

The County Council says they're going to have to cut-back on trimming long grass from urban areas to focus on busier roads elsewhere.

Highway teams are blaming the sudden overgrow on recent heavy rainfall, which also makes it harder to cut, increasing the time taken to carry out the work.

Cabinet Portfolio holder for Transport Peter Finney said: “We have done our best to keep on top of the cutting programme, with reduced resources, but the elements have worked against us. Some people would prefer to see the roadsides a bit tidier. However, we are confident the new cutting regime will still ensure people are safe when they use the highway”.

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