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Grandfather told to stop mowing Council grass next to his home

Grass Clipping - Stop Mowing Council VergeA grandfather was told to stop cutting a patch of grass next to his home on health and safety grounds - despite mowing it for 12 years.

John Hyde, 61, said his 'killjoy' local council forbade him from tending to a 10ft strip of turf located just 6ft away from his front door.

Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council in North Yorkshire demanded the strip of land alongside his four-bedroom £220,000 home is left to council workers.

The council said he did not have public liability insurance and therefore this constitutes a public health and safety issue.
'Our argument is, we've been cutting for 12 years, so what's the difference now?' Mr Hyde said.

'The parish council are taking the buzz out of us living in this village - they are killjoys.'

Read more on The Daily Mail

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