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Reader's letter: Leafing it for someone else

For months, part of the hedge along Lowfield Lane was overlapping the whole pavement between the health centre and the bottom of Mead Way, meaning that everyone walking there had to step on to the road.

With increased commercial vehicle traffic due to expansion of the nearby sewage works this was dangerous, particularly with the school holiday coming.

My wife first contacted the local councils and then Nottinghamshire County Council.

The dithering is almost a laugh — any excuse to not do any work.

I pointed out to a Newark and Sherwood District Council officer who came out this had been reported before, so the information must be to hand.

I was then informed of hedges that our council is responsible for and advised they would ensure they were cut.

On the Tuesday as we went to town, lo and behold, there was a contractor and they were cutting the aforesaid hedge and completed the job after lunch, but the local council responsibility has yet to be done.

This employee said there is a shortage of money, but there is no shortage of staff so they are paying them anyway.

So just change the job, unless of course, like most other jobs they don’t use their own staff, but bring in contractors instead — BRIAN CLARK, Balderton.

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