10 million square metres of grass cut in two months figures reveal

Around 10 million square metres of grass was cut in April and May across the borough, latest figures reveal today.

Dudley Council bosses deployed a 50-strong team on lawnmowers cutting grass and tackling weeds to get parks and other green spaces spruced up for summer.

The local authority is responsible for the maintenance of nearly 14 million square metres of grass across the borough – roughly equivalent to nearly 2,000 football pitches. Councillor Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said:

"We know how important our parks and green spaces are for borough residents in the summer months. That’s why it is absolutely critical that we do all we can to make sure they are maintained properly.

"It’s a massive undertaking, a big task – our green spaces are the equivalent of 2,000 football pitches. But we’ve made sure we have a lot of bodies out there working long hours, and they are doing an absolutely cracking job so our residents can enjoy their parks and green spaces over the summer months."


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