Report of the Chair of the Management of Grass Verges Task and Finish Group
The Chair of Management of Grass Verges Task and Finish Group submitted a report (previously circulated) updating Members on the Management of Grass Verges Task and Finish Group and requesting that Members consider and endorse the adoption of a flow chart (also previously circulated) to address a range of issues associated with grass verges.
It was reported that the Task and Finish Group was established following receipt of a report at its meeting on 25 February 2021 which set out the current position adopted by the Council in relation to the management of grass verges; an initial meeting was held on 9 April 2021 and a further meeting was held in 12 November 2021.
The review group were provided with details of a draft flow chart, which would provide a toolkit of options to address a range of issues associated with grass verges. Members of the review group were in agreement that the flow chart would be beneficial; this was developed further by Officers and circulated to all Members to provide feedback.
Discussion ensued regarding the effectiveness of the flow chart and Members acknowledged funding limitations in relation to the management of grass verges. Members considered the flow chart to be a useful framework to address issues associated with grass verges.
RESOLVED – That the adoption of the flow chart to assist with the management of grass verges, as appended to the submitted report, be endorsed.