Questions about a lengthsman scheme.

First published in News

LEDBURY town councillors are to meet with a Balfour Beatty representative to hear more about the so-called "lengthsman scheme", for grass verges.

At a time when the town council is considering taking on some green spaces from Herefordshire Council, a number of councillors are also in favour of hiring someone to care for and keep designated stretches of highway in good order.

This lengthsman would be paid for by the town council.

But former mayor, Coun Jayne Roberts, sounded a note of caution.

She said: "There are quite a few questions we need to ask of someone with more experience than ourselves."

This is reason for the planned meeting with a Balfour Beatty representative.

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3:50pm Tue 24 Jun 14

logicalN says...

How much more are councils going to spend on reinventing the wheel ?
Parish lengthsmen were working well within living memory and probably still exist in some areas . It shouldn't need consultant engineers to explain it
How much more are councils going to spend on reinventing the wheel ? Parish lengthsmen were working well within living memory and probably still exist in some areas . It shouldn't need consultant engineers to explain it logicalN
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8:25am Wed 25 Jun 14

DavidRPSmith says...

I thought they were trying to save money?
How much is this meeting going to cost? Im sure Balfour Beatty will have to send an expert from Newcastle and put him up in a hotel and pay all of his expenses so probably around £3,000.
I thought they were trying to save money? How much is this meeting going to cost? Im sure Balfour Beatty will have to send an expert from Newcastle and put him up in a hotel and pay all of his expenses so probably around £3,000. DavidRPSmith
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