Monday, 16 July 2018

Councillors angry as county halves grant for grass cutting

GRASS cutting in Henley is to continue despite a grant towards the cost being halved.

Oxfordshire County Council currently pays the town council £8,831 a year for five of the six annual cuts on the land it owns, including Fair Mile, Hop Gardens and Reading Road, under a contract agreed in 2007.

Now it plans to reduce the grant to £4,415, leaving the town council to find the majority of the £10,000 that the work costs.

Town councillors protested at a meeting of the recreation and amenities committee which was considering three options:

• To make up the deficit.

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