Keeping Exeter’s grass at bay to allow people to exercise responsibly
Published: 22 April 2020
Our staff are cutting the grass in Exeter’s parks and green spaces to allow people to exercise and stay healthy during the ‘lockdown’ period.
Government advice allows people to carry out one form of daily exercise during the restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
And the City Council recognises that it is really important for residents to maintain their health and wellbeing as long as they stick to government guidelines.
Grass at this time of year grows at phenomenal rates, so the Public and Green Spaces teams from the Council are getting out to cut it back and ensure that our parks and open spaces are neat and tidy and can be accessed by anyone wanting to exercise responsibly.
The City Council has more than 220 hectares of grass around the city to maintain. With people out walking pets, bins also have to be emptied and the Council has a whopping 900 to empty throughout the city.
The Council is committed to keeping the city looking good and remaining safe during COVID-19 and for the future days ahead.