I must confess that I chuckled to myself with gemusement, over the recent problems that Darlington Council have had wrt their grass cutting.
The residents of Middleton One Row have, for many years, been paying the council (via local taxes) to cut the grass of the village green.
However, this year, grass cutting plans have hit a wee problem.
Health and safety!
Darlington Council is refusing to cut any grass on slopes of 25 degrees or more.
They fear that their fancy, hi tech, sit astride mowers might topple over.
Despite having cut the grass for many years, and presumably buying sit astride mowers that have been tested to "withstand" slopes, Darlington Council now claim that they need "specialised" equipment (costing an extra £40K in capital and £25K in running costs) to cut the grass.
Needless to say cynics might argue that the council is in fact talking bollocks, and that this is merely an excuse to avoid doing something for which the local residents pay taxes.
As I have said many times before, councils have become the enemy of the people!
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