Wednesday 30 June 2021

Update on grass maintenance #dundeewestend

I have in recent weeks had many grass maintenance related issues from residents about council-maintained areas - for example drying areas in council housing estates like Logie, Pentland and Tullideph - where grass is long and in dire need of cutting.      

This issue is not in relation to biodiversity areas but areas that the council maintains in the traditional maintenance way.

I am aware this is a city-wide not just a West End issue but I took it up with the Head of Environment who has given me the following assurance :

"As we are now reaching the peak of the growing season, and due to the prolonged dry hot spell being experienced, the council is receiving a high number of requests to resume grass cutting in all locations. The service is also being impacted by higher than usual sickness related absence due to covid related issues.

However, I can update that the area teams are concentrating at the present time on having all areas that are currently behind caught up within the next 7-14 days.

I would be very grateful for your continued patience at this moment as our frontline teams are working hard to get round all sites at the earliest opportunity."