Otterwood Lane “jungle”
The recent improved weather has accelerated the rate of growth of grass and weeds. Some hedges are also now blocking public footpaths
In Otterwood Lane the amenity area has still to receive its first cut of the year. While this area has traditionally not been cut until late May to give the daffodils time to die back, the grass has now reached 2 feet high in some places.
As we warned (see right) the Councils policy of reduced grass cutting will affect the appearance of local neighbourhoods.
Leaking salt bin
Also neglected are the salt bins – left out for the second successive year – which are now eyesores, damaged by vandals or full of litter.
Almost everywhere weed growth is now a major problem in street gutters. Left untreated the weeds will eventually damage the surface of roads, footpaths and drains.
By June each year, the Council has usually announced when the first application of weed killer will be applied. There has been no such information issued to residents this year.
Weed growth in gutters
We urge all residents to report problems to the Council
• email, firstname.lastname@example.org,
• telephone (01904) 551550, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm or
• by using the online servicing facility
There are also options which can be used via a smart phone.
Perhaps the best is a “My Council” app. This allows a large range of issues to be raised with the York (and other) Councils. Click here for details. Issues can be reported either “on line” of via a mobile phone app in “real time”
The well established “fix my street” web site also promises that they will have an app available shortly. In the meantime you can report issues by clicking here