'Whoever cut this grass should hang their head in shame'
County highways are asking grass cutting contractors to sort out a Spalding roundabout branded by critics as an "absolute disgrace".
The ragged finish - and tall tufts of grass - left one man fuming and he said on Twitter: "Not sure who is responsible for this roundabout by Sainsbury's in Spalding but whoever cut this grass should hang their head in shame. Absolutely disgraceful piece of work."
It was Spalding councillor Roger Gambba-Jones who described the cut as an "absolute disgrace and insult to our town" when he tweeted his own views on the subject.
Speaking to the Spalding Guardian, Coun Gambba-Jones said it would have been a "safety cut" - to improve visibility for road users - but he's unhappy with the way the roundabout was left.
He said: "It is what it is, unfortunately, that's the regime that the county council have decided to have and there's not much we can do about it."
Coun Gambba-Jones made his comments before county highways revealed to the Spalding Guardian that it has inspected the site and will ask its contractors to return,
Yesterday (Wednesday) a highways spokesman said, "One of our team has inspected the roundabout near Sainsbury's in Spalding and found the grass cutting doesn't meet our required standards.
"We have asked the contractor to carry out some further works to ensure it is better maintained.
"We carry out grass cutting on roundabouts twice a year for safety reasons, but strimming should be carried out around signs and lampposts, and there shouldn't be long tufts of grass left after cutting."
South Holland District Council has taken on some of the grass cutting formerly carried out by the county council, which reduced its previous commitments to save cash.
More by this authorLynne Harrison