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Councils reach agreement on city weed control

A deal has been struck to keep weeds and grass verges under control in Exeter. The city council will carry out the work but it'll be partly funded by the county authority. PD reports.. Concerns had been expressed over the overgrown weeds and verges in the city, particularly with Exeter needing to look its best for the rugby world cup later this year. Spraying and cutting had been stopped because of budget reductions. Now the two councils have each agreed to invest 25 thousand pounds for the next three years, and will also seek money from the Community Grant Fund.

Concerns had been expressed over the overgrown weeds and verges in the city, particularly with Exeter needing to look its best for the rugby world cup later this year.

Spraying and cutting, which had been paid for by the county council, was stopped because of budget reductions.

Now the two councils have each agreed to invest 25 thousand pounds for the next three years, and will also seek money from the Community Grant Fund.

The city council will carry out the work under contract to the county council..

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