To: Herefordshire Council

Reverse Decision To Reduce Grass Cutting In Herefordshire

Reverse Decision To Reduce Grass Cutting In Herefordshire

We the undersigned want Herefordshire Council to REVERSE it's decision to reduce grass cutting frequencies from 7 times a year to just 3 times a year in this years budget. This is a massive reduction of almost 60%!! Yet Herefordshire Council has increased the Council Tax by almost 2%.

The Old Market shopping centre has recently opened at a cost of over £90 million, which will hopefully attract more people to Hereford and grow our local economy, however, Hereford looks a mess, all the grass and verges are overgrown and this will lead to treble the amount of work required when they eventually get around to it, which is false economy.

This online petition has been launched by Hereford Voice in a bid to persuade Herefordshire Council to reverse the decision and restore Hereford back to a more attractive standard.

#cutgrasshfd

Why is this important?

We believe that this is a necessary course of action in order to attract investment and economic benefit back to Hereford.
The state of Herefordshire also discourages potential investors and tourism alike from visiting the County, this is potentially an economic disaster for Hereford.

Herefordshire

Reasons for signing

  • the grass is that long it is rotting my fence,last cut 9 months ago
  • Living in a rural area, I get very little direct benefit from high Council Tax. The Council have cut back on Public Transport for rural areas, refuse collection, and now grass verge cutting. The Ragwort on verges last year was a disgrace. Farmers would be fined, but Council make their own rules. They need to help us smarten up the county.
  • We've recently had visitors from Peru and Florida, who all remarked how scruffy our town was. Let's save ourselves anymore embarrasment.

Updates

2014-07-28 13:51:25 +0100

Oh look, the grass is on fire...Whitecross School field yesterday Hereford
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2014-07-20 10:49:06 +0100

It's been so long since Herefordshire Council (Balfour Beatty) cut the grass it's even began to grow under the feet of the Hereford Bull in high town.
http://www.herefordvoice.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2014/post-109-0-79929800-1405732906_thumb.jpg

2014-06-23 11:34:50 +0100

Cllr Paul Rone doing his bit with MP Jesse Norman

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2014-06-15 10:50:49 +0100

Its getting worse!
http://www.herefordvoice.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-109-0-22896900-1402595797_thumb.jpg

2014-06-12 12:37:43 +0100

This is funny
http://www.herefordvoice.co.uk/uploads/monthly_06_2014/post-134-0-61909400-1402572947.jpg

2014-05-29 23:38:31 +0100

This is Muir Close Hereford
http://www.herefordvoice.co.uk/uploads/monthly_05_2014/post-2-0-76214700-1401147012.jpg

2014-05-25 14:07:16 +0100

2014-05-23 19:06:38 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-05-23 12:55:17 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-05-23 11:52:22 +0100

Roger posted:
Rather large triffid in Churchill Gardens ... It has certainly celebrated it's first birthday ...
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Full discussion http://www.herefordvoice.co.uk/topic/1318-petition-reverse-decision-to-reduce-grass-cutting/

2014-05-23 11:07:54 +0100

Almost 400 signatures in less than 12 hours! That gives a good indication of how strong locals feel about this.

2014-05-23 08:14:10 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-05-23 07:49:26 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-05-23 06:23:29 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-05-22 23:16:32 +0100

10 signatures reached