SMALL wonder that so many people in Port Elizabeth suffer with hay fever, as once again I witnessed the large verges outside Andrew Rabie School in Perridgevale being cut with edge trimmers.
This allows the cut grass to blow away into the city, in this case Newton Park because a south-easterly wind was blowing.
It appears highly probable that contractors cutting the grass are doing it this way to save money and to hell with public health! Surely as a matter of improving public health, this should be stopped where large expanses of grass are concerned.
These should only be cut by lawnmowers or tractor cutters with catcher boxes, which when full should be emptied into sacks and disposed of at the appropriate tip sites. Although it seems unlikely, given their poor record, perhaps the council could introduce a bylaw.
-Neil S, Perridgevale, Port Elizabeth