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Grass Verges

(Submitted on behalf of the Ovingdean Preservation Society)

I’m on the committee of the Ovingdean Residents and Preservation Society. We have a good relationship with the local farmer, helping with ragwort pulling and are now working on planting a native hedge (whips from I Dig Trees).

I would like to see some mention of grass verges in the estate plan. There is a huge amount of land involved both in the urban fringe and motorways. The lack of care in both is increasing especially the motorways and link roads. Orchids, primroses, hazel etc are strewn with rubbish. Lack of care spreads to the open countryside. We regularly litter pick our village and nature reserve. Our farmer clears up after fly tipping. Please advise our councils to address this problem.

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