19th April 2023

New mower to improve grass cutting service

To help the Town Wardens cut grass in the coming weeks, we’ve bought a new mower. To improve services and standards, Bradford on Avon Town Council brought grass cutting and litter bin collections in-house in December 2022.

As part of this, we have upgraded our equipment to help the Town Wardens with their new duties. The new Grillo FD2200 TS mower has now arrived and you no doubt will see it around the town.

This is the first season we have delivered this service. Therefore, we will look at rewilding parts of the town. This means some grass is managed with regular cuts while other areas are left to nature and cut only a few times.

This might change during the season or as we become more sophisticated in the service delivery.

Councillor Katie Vigar, Mayor of Bradford on Avon said: “This mower is one of various items the Town Council has bought since we have taken on care of our green spaces from Wiltshire Council.

“It represents the investment we are making to ensure we make our parks, play areas and grass verges the best they can be. This is for the benefit of our residents and visitors.”

We will also manage the hedgerows in the town to ensure the maximum benefit for wildlife, by maintaining them only in the correct season and when needed.

As part of our commitment to the climate and ecological emergency, we also purchased electric hedge cutting equipment.