Where the grass is greener (and shorter)

Overgrowing grass verges are a thorny issue in most of the Vale  but in Stewkley, below, the scene is much different

Overgrowing grass verges are a thorny issue in most of the Vale but in Stewkley, below, the scene is much different

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Wild verges growing up to knee height may be a big problem in most of the Vale – but a group of young people are ensuring there’s no pain in the grass for residents living in one small corner of the district.

That’s because the job of ensuring grass verges are cut regularly falls to them, rather than the cash-strapped county council, which has cut back on maintenance.

A member of the Stewkley Enterprise Agency in action PNL-140722-175008001
A member of the Stewkley Enterprise Agency in action PNL-140722-175008001

The Stewkley Enterprise Agency was set up in 2009 as a non-profit making social enterprise and provides services including grass cutting and strimming, minor hedge cutting, weed spraying and road sign cleaning.

 

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