Our grass verges have become tinderboxes

From: Andrew Backhouse, Wartling Close, St Leonards

Who are the ‘brain surgeons’ at East Sussex County Council who decided to reduce the roadside grass cutting to twice a year?

Unless regularly cut, it becomes long and in the summer months, DRY! A fire hazard waiting to happen.

Add the fact that, if the court reports are to be believed, there is a major outbreak of people carelessly throwing cigarette ends away.

Dry grass + lit cigarette = FIRE!