Minute Number 022 – Questions from the Public.
Q1) Mrs Cook asked Councillor Edey if the footpaths are likely to be trimmed shortly. When walking with the dog you cannot get through many of the paths.
A1) Councillor Edey replied that Essex County Council are giving only one cut a year, and this has not happened yet.
Councillor Steady said he had brought this issue up at Tendring District Council at a meeting he attended on Monday. Brightlingsea Town Council cuts grass in the town, as do Tendring District Council, and we also cut grass on behalf of Essex County Council. If you compare the areas which TDC do and should cut, i.e. front gardens, Berriff Place, Bellfield Green there is a considerable difference. If our workforce are cutting a piece of grass a few yards away from the land which TDC or ECC cuts, why don’t they pay us to cut it for them. A discussion then took place. It was then agreed that Councillor Edey would look into this and bring the proposals back to another meeting.