by Ian Yuill on 17 July, 2019
Council staff have told me that the areas of grass around Garthdee which have been left uncut this year will not be cut in future and will be left as “natural areas”.
The council’s Operations and Protective Services service told me “Grassed area like the ones mentioned are now to be left as natural areas and therefore the grass will no longer be cut”.
The reduction in grass cutting is the result of a substantial cut to the council’s grass cutting budget made by the coalition of Conservative, “Aberdeen Labour” and Independent councillors which controls the council. My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I did not support their cut to the grass cutting budget.
I have arranged meet the senior council manager responsible for grass cutting and will be raising with him how the areas to be left uncut were chosen.