Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tough job on the Nairn Academy playing fields

Around 7.15 p.m. last night a Highland Council tractor was making a valiant attempt to cut some of the extremely long grass in the Academy playing fields. A couple of our readers had informed us of the overgrown state of the fields and we went up to have a look for ourselves. The reports had not been exagerated.  Below you can see one of the sets of rugby posts surrounded by almost knee high grass. It might take more than the machine pictured above to deal with it. Obviously something has gone wrong this year and the Academy haven't been able to keep up with the grass cutting. Maybe time for Highland Council to call in a combine harvester?


Anonymous said...

To be fair, its the summer holidays. The pitches aren't being used a lot and there is a great deal of work going on in the school which the jannies have to be around to support... the grass cutting is done by them and of course they are entitled to holidays too! I would assume that the grass cutting had to slide down the priority list for a week or two!

Graisg said...

Yes anon I appreciated that but when it gets to that length it only causes more problems if it is cut and left on the field. The longer you leave it the harder it gets to put right.
It worries this observer too that if the Highland Council doesn't take pride in the appearance of the Academy at all times then why should the pupils? We've already seen the high amounts of litter that are allowed to accumulate debated at Suburban Community Council.

first cut said...

No commercial sports fields would allow the grass to grow so long, it's not going to make for a good playing surface even when cut

Many schools have seen their sports fields sold off so this makes the Nairn one pretty special and it should be looked after accordingly