Lawn cutting wythenshawe

iainbarrett made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,

during the week of january 5th

i noticed the following

the lawns/grass at the back of wythenshawe forum centre close to to where the shopping parade starts were being run over by a lawn mower

does the council think this is a good time of year to start paying for this service

there was no grass growth at all and the exercise was a complete waste of time for the contractor and money for the council

i have checked but i can presume this is common practice over the borough

i hope the council will be asking for a refund of costs and putting in a sensible grounds maintenance contract in future

what i would also like to know the costs of this programme and the number and times of visits per calender year

yours sincerely

iain barrett

Kathy Clayton, Manchester City Council

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Please see the attached acknowledgement to your recent FOI request:-

Regards ... Kathy

Kathy Clayton

Policy Officer
Manchester Leisure
Belle Vue Centre
Pink Bank Lane
Manchester
M12 5GL

Tel: +44 (0)161 953 2464
Fax: +44 (0)161 953 2490
Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

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Kathy Clayton, Manchester City Council

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Mr Barrett, please see the attached:-

Regards ... Kathy

Kathy Clayton

Policy Officer
Manchester Leisure
Belle Vue Centre
Pink Bank Lane
Manchester
M12 5GL

Tel: +44 (0)161 953 2464
Fax: +44 (0)161 953 2490
Email: [email address]
Website: http://www.manchester.gov.uk

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Barbara Duckworth,

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Dear Mr Barrett,

Apologies for the delay in forwarding the attached; there was a problem
locating your email contact.

Kind regards
Jeff

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Kind regards

Barbara Duckworth
Admin Support
Wythenshawe Forum Trust
Wythenshawe Forum
M22 5RX

0161 935 4039
Barbara Duckworth
Admin Support
Wythenshawe Forum Trust
Wythenshawe Forum
M22 5RX

0161 935 4039

Dear Barbara and jeff,

thank you for recent emails on the whole looks fairly good value but can i stress that contractors use or encouraged to use some common sense and not cut when grass soaked/muddy and that edges are done and litter is picked up before mowing as there is nothing worse than good cut grass and chopped up pieces of paper and litter everywhere after the mow.

best regards,

iainbarrett

Barbara Duckworth,

Dear Mr Barrett,

Thank for your response.
We will share these observations with the ground maintenance team.

Kind regards
Barbara
----- Original Message -----
From: "iainbarrett" <[FOI #61331 email]>
To: "Barbara Duckworth" <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 4:28 PM
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Lawn cutting
wythenshawe

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