Grass verges in Longford left uncut due to Covid-19

Jessica Thompson

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Grass verges in Longford left uncut due to Covid-19

Grass-cutting does not come under essential business in the council, members of Longford Municipal District heard at a meeting last week.

Cathaoirleach of Longford MD Cllr Seamus Butler raised the issue and was informed that, due to the current lockdown, a number of maintenance work, including grass-cutting, has been put on hold.

“Grass cutting is non-essential work and cannot proceed,” said area engineer Eamon Bennett.

Director of Services John McKeon agreed, adding; “Fingers crossed on May 5, instructions might come that it can be lifted.”