Tarves school has a problem for Friday 25th May – the Park. Aberdeenshire landscape service had to give up cutting the grass after their machinery was failing to cope with the boggy ground conditions on the Braiklay Avenue Park.
Local Councillor Paul Johnston has been trying to get the Council’s Landscape services to cut the now exceptionally long grass but new problems have emerged as specialist equipment is needed to complete the part done task.
“The service has asked for a loan of a machine from another area capable of dealing with heavy wet very long grass and boggy ground” said Paul. “Unfortunately, there was no time to cut ahead of the sports day”
However, local residents have come to the rescue and brought out smaller grass cutting equipment and lighter ride on mowers to cut a section large enough on slightly drier ground to allow the sports to go ahead.
Paul praised the initiative. ” I can only apologise for the Council being unable to help. But it is great to see community spirit for the School’s sports day and the School Fete the next day” said Paul