One local resident has joined in the discussion surrounding B&NES Council's grass cutting policy, suggesting a petition should be started as the area looks like a "slum".

Cliff Shellard, I totally agree with you about the grass cutting. 

We had a meeting out on our green at The Leaze and they said it was for wildlife, when I said we have fields one hundred yards away, they said but it’s Council policy now to cut the grass only two-three times a year. But, they will cut around the edges to keep it tidy now the weeds and flowers are six to seven feet tall, it looks disgusting and a slum. 

I have lived here for forty years and never seen it so awful. 

We have to look at it every day, they obviously don’t. 

Let’s start a petition.

Neil Parfitt, Radstock