When two sides don't talk - Water Lane/Street green spaces


In a wonderful example of lack of communication between the City and County Councils, I've found out that the City teams responsible for maintenance of verges/grassed areas weren't aware of the new areas created by the changes around the bend at Water Street/Lane.

I'd noticed that these areas didn't look maintained - multiple weeds growing in them, and residents had complained.

Reporting this to the City Teams they have said they didn't have a handover.  I've now linked them with the County officers responsible for the project.

It isn't clear here where fault lies, but I hope this will be resolved soon and the areas will be made good.

It highlights yet another case where a Unitary Authority would solve issues like this - issues which are hard to measure in terms of cost, but clearly have a cost in officer (and Cllr) time.


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