Grass cutting and weed treatment begins in Caerphilly County Borough
Posted on : 16 May 2022
Caerphilly County Borough Council has recommenced its regular grass cutting programme in and is working hard to strike the right balance between keeping the county borough tidy, while helping to promote biodiversity.
Caerphilly Council adopted a new approach to grass cutting in 2020 which saw grass cutting kept to a minimum. Plans were developed to ‘zone’ parts of the Caerphilly county borough, with some areas continuing to receive traditional maintenance, some reduced and others will be left to achieve both ecological and bio-diversity benefits.
Weed treatment in the six principle town centres (Bargoed, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Risca, Rhymney, Ystrad Mynach) has also commenced and this year, due to additional funding, a second application of weed treatment will begin in August/September.
Mark S Williams, Corporate Director for Economy and Environment said “Whilst we understand the importance of maintaining the county borough’s green spaces, protecting our environment is also a key priority. There will be differing views within local communities, but our aim is to balance aesthetics and safety with ecology.”