Improve grass cutting performance, Powys councillor warns contractors

By Staff reporter in Community News

Grass cutting contractors working for Powys County Council have been advised to improve their performance by the cabinet member for highways.

Councillor Liam Fitzpatrick told contractors that he wanted to see a visible improvement in their performance with immediate effect.

“From my first day in office as cabinet member for highways, I have received a high level of complaints with regard to grass cutting. These relate to both the reduced level of service and also the performance from contractors throughout the county,” said Cllr Fitzpatrick.

“I recognise the real anguish and distress this is causing residents of Powys.

“I have today advised contractors in the strongest possible terms that I wish to see a visible improvement in their performance with immediate effect and that they comply with the terms of the contract and the agreed work.

“Should I not see an immediate improvement, penalty clauses will be imposed alongside plans to ensure the service is delivered as specified. Their performance will have a bearing on whether or not the contract continues.”

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