Improve grass cutting performance, contractors warned
Grass cutting contractors working for Powys County Council have been advised to improve their performance by the Cabinet Member for Highways.
Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick has today advised contractors that he wants 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 am primarily concerned with urban and municipal areas at this moment in time and that I have brought the rural grass cutting contract forward and that it will begin this week throughout the county.
"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."