Clean up the green - it's a 'disgrace'

PUBLISHED: 11:35 09 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:15 24 May 2010

ANGRY residents in Elborough are appealing for a piece of land to be better maintained so it can be used by residents. The green in

ANGRY residents in Elborough are appealing for a piece of land to be better maintained so it can be used by residents.The green in Cedern Avenue, which contains the new monument Skyward and is surrounded by homes, is often overgrown and messy.Many residents have been complaining for months, but so far nothing has been done.Hutton Parish Council clerk Andy Basterfield said: "It generates a lot of complaints from residents who say it is a disgrace, which it is. It's a big piece of land and it needs regular maintenance. It's often overgrown and you get a lot of youths playing football so it gets churned up. It's an annoyance."Skyward, was installed on the green in October last year, to pay tribute to the former aircraft factory which stood where the village now does.The £25,000 statue, which was paid for by developer's George Wimpey, also includes a bench for people to sit on so they can enjoy the surroundings.But people are not using the structure because the grass is overgrown.North Somerset Council is due to adopt the field from the developer, but is waiting for George Wimpey to tidy it up, before handing it over.A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "We are in the process of adopting it. We are waiting for the developer's contractor to come in and cut the grass and tidy it up one last time, then we shall be in a position to adopt it and it will be added to our list of sites to look after. "We hope the process will be completed in the near future.

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