Iss shows off its new grass cutting equipment

Open forum: Councillors and staff from FDC and ISS at their meet and greet session in Marchs West End Park

Open forum: Councillors and staff from FDC and ISS at their meet and greet session in Marchs West End Park

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In one full season they cut more than 21 million square metres of grass, trim over 22 miles of hedges and carry out around 26,000 individual inspections of play equipment.

And those are just some of the responsibilities assumed by ISS World, who took over as Fenland District Council’s horticultural contractors last autumn.

On Tuesday last week ISS staff wheeled out a collection of their new grass-cutting machinery and other equipment and met district and town councillors to answer questions about their work in March’s West End Park.

ISS are now responsible for looking after all the district’s open spaces, including all the parks, 23 cemeteries and closed churchyards and more than 50 play areas.

Peter Murphy, cabinet member for the environment, said: “It is a hugely important contract and many people don’t understand or appreciate just how much is involved.”

Councillors and contractors are pictured at the session.

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