Search

Clayhall couple call for ‘jungle’ grass verge to be cut back

12:30 18 June 2014

Jungle like grass verge in Claybury Broadway,
Kay & Allan Osborne, in front of the verge.

Jungle like grass verge in Claybury Broadway, Kay & Allan Osborne, in front of the verge.

Archant

A grass verge which has been allowed to grow “like a jungle” has led this couple to call for the council to cut it back.

Kay Osborne, of Brinkworth Road, Clayhall, standing with her husband Allan, says she has not seen the patch of grassland in Claybury Broadway grow this long in more than 40 years of living in Clayhall.

“It is like a jungle,” she said. “I have lived here for 40 odd years and it has never been as bad as this.

“This is a nice area but it is not nice at the moment.

“The council normally cut it back at least twice a year, but it has not been cut back for ages.”

A council spokesman confirmed the local authority had received complaints from residents regarding the grass.

The spokesman said: “The area at Claybury Broadway had accidentally been excluded from the grounds maintenance contract. 
“We have moved quickly to rectify this and are happy to say that the grass bank will be cut very soon and as part of the contract will be cut eight times per year.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

15:00
Redbridge Town Hall Photo credit: Redbridge Council

The latest news from Redbridge’s clubs and societies.

12:00
Tyron Kamall, Ruth Spivak and Will Smith working at the Forest Farm Peace Garden

Home to acres of greenery, wildlife and crops, Forest Farm Peace Garden is a haven of tranquillity.

Yesterday, 17:31
Nadine David, from Plaistow, winner of the The Exchange shopping centre's Spend and Win campaign, 
top prize is a brand new 3DR Corsa Sting from Tony Levoi in Romford. 
Nadine David, with Rubie Charalambous, Centre Director at The Exchange Ilford

The Exchange’s Spend and Win competition gave away hundreds of prizes this year - however the shiny new Vauxhall Corsa was the one everybody wanted to win.

Yesterday, 17:28
Samantha Murray is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Samantha Murray will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September to raise money for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Most read news

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder