Andy Beere, Banbury Labour Councillor for Grimsbury got his dander up at last week’s council meeting (July 2016) about the chaotic situation where beautifully manicured grass verges, sit alongside un-mown stretches not unlike the impenetrable ‘rough’ on golf courses.
He put forward a motion, seconded by Labour Cllr Barry Richards, mandating the council to get together with Oxfordshire County Council, town councils and parishes, to sort it out once and for all. Unusually, the Labour Motion received cross-party support.
Cllr Andy Beere says, “We all as councillors have phone calls about grass verges, we all have phone calls about tree cutting, we all have phone calls about who owns what bit of land and who’s responsible for what.”
He added, “There are boundary disputes as to who cuts what, where and how. It applies in the villages, it applies in Bicester, it applies everywhere. This is what this resolution is about. We’ve just got to get on with it.”