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Road safety fears over uncut grass
GRASS left to become overgrown on a Stourport road is “an accident waiting to happen”, a resident fears.
Tony Bechelli said the grass on a stretch of road in Park Avenue, leading to Bewdley Road, had not been cut for about six months, making it dangerous for drivers and pedestrians.
He added the grass “encroaches into the road”, forcing drivers to pull in to the side of the road to avoid brambles scratching their vehicles.
“There are no footpaths, which makes it extremely dangerous for pedestrians using the Memorial Park and schoolchildren walking to [Stourport Primary School],” said Mr Bechelli.
“It’s an accident waiting to happen.
“Somebody is going to get knocked over if the grass is not cut, as the road is getting narrower and narrower.”
He added he had been trying to get something done about it since June but the grass had still not been cut.
“It’s so annoying,” said Mr Bechelli. “It’s a simple task to cut that 150 metre stretch of grass.”
Jon Fraser, Worcestershire County Council’s customer and community manager for Highways, said: “We will survey the location and review if we can cut back any of the encroaching vegetation.
“At this time of year we would also urge residents and landowners to cut back any hedges that overhang the highway