"Meadow madness"

Two days ago on this site

I was back in Blanchardstown for the weekend and was informed that Fingal County Council have decided to stop cutting the grass on the big green space near the family home. They’re instead going to slice a big cross through it every once in while so people can walk from one side to the other. Bizarre.

Yesterday’s Herald.

Fingal County Council has devised a scheme aimed at encouraging biodiversity but are now being accused of taking “PR spinning to a new level”.

Under the council’s Growing Places Initiative 2010 they have reduced how often they cut grass in dozens of popular local parks and greens.

However, a local Fianna Fail representative claims that they are running the risk of turning local parks into overgrown rat-infested meadows.

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