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We are told to protect wildlife, so why is Lincolnshire County Council mowing our country verges, some of which are extremely wide, right up to the hedgerows?

I contacted the highways department on this matter earlier this year when mowing started – and I am still awaiting a reply.

Up to now, the verges have been mown up to one mower’s width, but yesterday the verge between Ropsley and Braceby was mown right up to the hedges. Why?

I can understand the need to mow the verges on bends in roads to improve visibility, but on straight stretches of road, it is unnecessary.

It is a complete waste of time, money and resources, a danger to our wildlife and cuts down wild flowers before they have time to seed.

Celia Slack

Sleaford