Greens & Verges in Shorne – Any Volunteers?

The greens and verges in the village of Shorne are maintained on our behalf by Gravesham Borough Council.  They cut the grass 8 times a year, at roughly monthly intervals during the growing season between March and October.  You may have noticed that they have recently given them their first cut.

The exceptions to this are where bulbs are planted.  They do not cut these areas until the plants have died back in June, by which time the grass is very overgrown and consequently the first cut is very messy.

Shorne Parish Council intends to pay someone to carry out a supplementary cut in March or early April, avoiding the flowers, but we are looking for volunteers to ‘adopt’ these greens and verges and cut them once or twice a month until Gravesham takes over in June.

The greens in question are at the Old Post Office on the corner of Crown Lane, at Chestnut Green in The Ridgeway, and on both sides of the lower part of Tanyard Hill and at the junction with Swillers Lane.

If anyone would like to volunteer to tend one or more of these greens and verges, let us know by emailing shorne.volunteers@gmx.co.uk or give Bob Lane a call on 01474 822680.