Overgrown footpath ‘abandoned by council’

A WEAVERING resident has criticised Kent County Council for “abandoning” a vital footpath in the village.

Barry Rogers (69), of Wheat- fields, is sick and tired of grass cuttings and overgrown verges preventing access to the path in Grovewood Drive South, close to the Harvesters Way junction. The father of one, who has lived in the village for more than 30 years, says the grass is so long that it is difficult to see where dogs have fouled and can become very slippery in the winter months. The retired insurance broker

said: “It seems locally we have lost all pride in our environment. “It is a horrible eyesore, a dis- grace, and complete mess. “We live in an affluent area and

all we want is to be able to take pride in our gardens and sur- rounding areas. Weavering general continues to be over-

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looked and neglected. “It used to be cut fairly regularly

but has been completely forgotten about for the last 12 months. I have lived here for 30 years and this is the worst it has ever been.” Mr Rogers (pictured) and a

group of neighbours planted bulbs in the patch of land last year. He added: “The council work- men used to cut around the flow- ers, but now they ignore them

completely. It is now ruined and you can’t even tell anything was planted there.” A Kent County Council (KCC) spokesman said it only cuts grass between April and October to maintain highway safety. “In urban grass areas, we wait until six weeks after the flowering period before cutting spring flow- ers, such as daffodils, so they will grow the following year.”

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scam warning MAIDSTONE residents are being warned about fake bank transfers when selling items online. A man collected a phone from a victim in Shepway on June 8 after agreeing to buy it, but failed to transfer the money. Inspector Steve Kent said: “The suspect appears to have used a fake bank app on his phone that gave the impression to the victim that funds had been transferred. “When the seller later checked

their account, it transpired the cash had not been deposited. “I would advise anybody sell- ing expensive items to use a rep- utable online payment platform or ask for payment in cash.”

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