Thank you to everyone who has contacted the Parish Council to feedback on the Parish Council’s Grass Cutting maintenance contract and raise issues regarding village maintenance.
Please note Millbrook Parish Council are not responsible for the roadside verges.
Cornwall Councillor Kate Ewert has provided an update in her latest report
“Verges We started June with a battle over our overgrown verges around the division, as we have progressed through the month these have been, for the most part, tackled thankfully. In
Millbrook I had real concerns about the lack of visibility along side the lake. It took many
phone calls and emails, but I was pleased to finally see the area that Cornwall Council is
responsible for, cut back. Since then. I have been talking to officers about a plan for that
verge area as it is an issue each year. I can now say that it has been agreed to start the
wildflower planting here in the Autumn of this year. This will start with the planting of a
grass called ‘yellow rattle’ that will out compete the grasses that are there and which
does not grow very tall. This should see a much more manageable area, with lower grass
- Here is a link to the completed report.https://millbrook-pc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/AI8.2-Grass-Cutting-Village-Maintenence-Public-Report-15-07-23-1pm.pdf
- A summary report has compiled detailing the findings of the survey
Emails and comments submitted after publication of the report (as at 8:30am on 18th July 2023
Received: Mon, 17 Jul, 13:41
Thank you for contacting me re-grass cutting in the village.
I personally think that we should Leave the grass for the importance of our wildlife and environment.
People who are complaining about near misses on the roads need to slow down, be more vigilant and supervise children more closely.
I have to say, I drive in and around the village many times a week and have not encountered any such problems. This has been in a van and a small car. Maybe if people stick to the speed limit it would be more helpful.
Received Mon, 17 Jul, 10:32
You are correct, I never received an email from you regarding the parish council and their maintenance of the green spaces around the village.
Not having seen this email I can only say that as a resident of the parish I am quite content with the way the village is being maintained and congratulate the council on all that they do for the residents.
It is usually a thankless task being a parish councillor, and sometimes even worse, ( some people can be abusive).
So I would like you to put on record my thanks to all the councillors for their work.
On 17 Jul 2023 08:01, Karenza Heald <email@example.com> wrote:
Thank you for your email (name redacted). The question MPC are asking is more about the Council’s grass cutting contract and village maintenance. Cornwall Council are responsible for the roadside verges. There was a poll on Facebook conducted by a parishioner. The poll appeared to relate to the roadside verges but then led to comments about the Parish Council.
The email below was sent to as many community groups and people I have emails for as possible. By the looks of it you never received an email from me?
Millbrook Parish Council grass cutting and village maintenance | Millbrook Parish Council (millbrook-pc.gov.uk)
Comment submitted 15/07/2023 @ 14:48
Let the grass grow ,even if it is not ‘TIDY’
Comment submitted 17/07/2023 @ 15:48
I love the wild growth, I think it looks beautiful and benefits in all manner of ways.
I agree with comments about driving along by the pond and visibility. A number of times I have been caught out as I have been going from the chemist end towards the park and not been able to see the full length of the road. Generally though, people are really good at pulling over, as am I. I would rather have long grass, drive slowly and pull over as neccisary, but it might prove safer to trim that bit.
Overall, I have never lived in a village that allows the grass to grow long and I feel really lucky to live somewhere that’s so beautifully maintained and ecologically sound. My big dog REALLY LOVES the long grass on the park and although there’s a tick risk, if I am vigilant and remove the lil ******** then all is well on that front too. My old collie doesn’t like the long grass, so the paths through are brilliant too.
Congratulations on an amazing park…I make apple and blackberry jelly every autumn from the park and share it with friends. Its such a gift, especially when times are so hard financially.
Walking through the park really helps my mental health too. It’s the best park I have ever seen. Thank you.