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Litter is not collected before the grass it cut.

Reported via desktop in the Litter category anonymously at 09:16, Saturday 10 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

All along the A52, I have witnessed in recent weeks that, the team who gang mows this does not collect litter sufficiently enough prior to mowing. The result is thousands of cut up pieces of litter left all over the place. A litter pick before is vital as it also ensures that no debris, dangerous material, glass, animal waste, etc, will be mown over causing damage to vehicles and spreading diseases for people.

All places with such grass areas which need to be mown for visibiltiy issues would be much better maintaned under a cut and collect system. This removes the fertility which means the grass grows slower and with more biodiversity value.

This system has already saved Dorset County Council £450,000 since it was started. Highways England can do this as I have seen it done in other parts of the country.

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst we completed the repairs in relation to your report. We can confirm that the grass was cut on 6 July. The local authority are responsible for the litter picking and we did notify then that the grass cutting was being done on that date. They are invited to carry out the work alongside out traffic management, but they don't always take up the opportunity. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000

    • info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Please quote 21984745 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 14:09, Wednesday 21 July 2021

  • Thank you for your patience whilst we completed the repairs in relation to your report. We can confirm that the grass cutting was carried out 8 July and we hope that this improves your journey. The local authority was notified so that they can work within our traffic management, but don't always take us up on the invitation. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000

    • info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Please quote 21984744 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 14:12, Wednesday 21 July 2021

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