At last Borough and County Council come to their senses on Grounds Maintenance

The Borough Council cabinet have agreed a proposal from the County Council for the Borough to provide a 'joined-up' Grounds Maintenance service in 2018 and future years in a move warmly welcomed by Adrian.

Last week, approval was given for the Borough to enter into a 3 year partnership agreement for public realm works with the County Council.

In July, Adrian had to intervene to ensure overgrown routes through West Lancashire were improved in time for the The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, while the county council had to be shamed into promising better standards across the Borough and maintaining planters in Ormskirk. In one surreal episode, the county council even refused the offer of FREE grounds maintenance from a professional landscape gardener.

Adrian said "At times over this year we have had the unedifying spectacle of the Borough and County Councils pointing fingers at each other while the standards of weed control; grass cutting and general care of many of our public spaces suffered (as pictured above). I and my fellow Independents have fought for better standards and a joined up approach and this partnership agreement offers the prospect of some improvement next year and is to be welcomed."

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