Grass Cutting Finally Completed

Home » Newsroom » Grass Cutting Finally Completed
TCC
TCC Grass Cutting
TCC Grass Cutting (1)

On Saturday morning (June 1st) Cheshire West and Chester Council finally arrived at the Community Centre to cut the grass surrounding the building. This was the first time this year the grass had been cut and in places it stood more than knee high.

As owner of the whole building, CW&C are responsible for the upkeep of both the building and the grounds and the Community Centre Committee have to pay a proportion of those costs based on the floor area they occupy (just over 50%) In previous years the grounds have been tended on a regular basis but it seems that the contract was not renewed for 2019. The Committee had been pressing hard for some weeks for action to be taken.

Vice-Chair Sue Hardacre said "With the Village Fete coming up on June 15th, we were anxious that visitors would not have to walk through tall, potentially wet grass, to access the refreshments at the Centre. We were also aware that, however attractive the buttercups were and however soothing the sight of gently waving grass was, the area, and by association, the Centre, was beginning to look unkempt and uncared for."

A number of people had suggested that the grass remain uncut for the wild-life potential. Some members of the Committee had some sympathy with this view but they appreciated that the decision was ultimately that of the Council. What they are not sure of is if the whole maintenance contract has been renewed, or if the situation will be repeated later in the summer. One thing is certain, the grass will continue to grow.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

A51 Approaching Stamford Bridge from Chester
Fri 16 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 293

Further to our article on 25th July about the proposed improvements to the A51 Tarvin to Chester Road, the Cheshire West & Chester Council have announced two drop-in improvement engagement sessions as follows:-On 3rd September the first drop-in community engagement session will be held at Chester Rugby Club, CH3 7DB from 10.45 to 16.45.On 4th September a second drop-in community engagement...

THR GCSE results Aug 1993
Sun 18 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 247

Tarporley High School was in the news for a second time in August 1993. The first was for successes in the Chester District Tennis Tournament (see TOL article on 8th August) and the second occasion was for GCSE results that well above national figures but also because there were some notable individual performances.The Tarporley stars in this latter category were Jenny Berry of Tarporley, Kay...

The Deep exhibition
Wed 14 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 173

Love Lego? Chester Cathedral is hosting a fantastic Journey beneath the waves at a world premiere of the exhibition — "The Deep" — made with LEGO┬« bricks.In The Deep, come face-to-face with a 1.75 metre yellow tuna fish — made of 13,000 bricks; a fearsome Mako Shark created with 80,000 bricks and a massive giant squid containing 120,000 bricks which is 2.7 metres tall.An event not...