Friday, November 19, 2010

Grass-cutting going out to the private sector - Liz at Glenurquhart Road yesterday

This observer believes the grass-cutting boys do a great job keeping Nairn tidy during the summer months - will a private contractor be able to provide the same level of service? We only have to wait a few months to find out unless the full Council reverses a decision made yesterday. Nairn's appearance is paramount to our image as a holiday town - is hiving off the grass cutting to the private sector just a form of Russian Roulette?
Although it looks like Nairn Grass Cutting will be going out to private contractors some Highland areas will keep theirs. The Press & Journal states:
'Services in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross will be retained by the council, but the contracts for the remaining areas will be given to external contractors next year. It excludes core ground maintenance activities, including burials and cremations and flower beds. '
So Nairn takes another hit while others carry on as normal?
Liz was unhappy the matter was being discussed in private and wants to take the matter to the full council with a notice of amendment. More on the P&J website