Overgrown verges in East Sussex get extra trim due to excess rain

GRASS verges in rural parts of East Sussex will get an extra cut this season because there has been so much rain.

East Sussex County Council usually cuts verges in urban areas five times a year and those in rural areas twice.

This season’s first cut finished recently, the second has just started and the third, extra, cut will start in mid-September.

Cllr Carl Maynard, lead cabinet member for transport and environment, said savings had to be made and cutting was affected.

“It is extremely difficult to cut grass only twice a year and for it to look neat and tidy.

“But I’m pleased to be able to respond to residents’ concerns,” he said.