CONCERN has been raised about the cutting of grass verges in and around Ludlow.

It follows the work that has been done by Shropshire Council and its contractors.

At one time the complaint might have been about the work not being done but things have changed with more interest in the environment.

“I think that it is unnecessary,” said Vivienne Parry, a Ludlow town councillor and Shropshire councillor for Ludlow South.

“When I spoke to one of the men, he told me that they had been told to do the cutting and that they were only weeds.

“This is not, the case these are wildflowers and they look nice as well as having an important part to play in the environment.”

Mrs Parry said that there was a concern about the lack of bees and that anything that is in flower can act as a source for pollination.

One of the features of life over recent years has been the reduction in grass cutting alongside some roads and this has helped to create wildlife corridors.

“We should be doing all that we can to help the environment and cutting back should only happen where and when it is necessary,” added Mrs Parry.