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Highland Council Saving On Grass Cutting

14th February 2019

Highland council today 14th February 2019 agreed a budget saving of £70,000 in grass cutting.

Amenity Services maintains approximately 900 hectares of parks, open spaces and cemeteries on behalf of the Council. Maintenance activities currently include grass cutting (which does not include uplifting cut grass), strimming, weed control, provision of seasonal bedding displays, non-cutting of steep banks unless previously identified as a priority by local Members in Ward Business Meetings, and shrub bed maintenance. These will all continue as part of routine maintenance as per our current specification for the service.

This will involve a reduction in seasonal staffing required.

To see the full range of cuts and changes in the budget go to -

https://www.highland.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/4084/highland_council

 

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