New moss machine for Falmouth's streets
2:30pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
THE excessive growth of weeds and moss on the streets of Falmouth has led the town council to invest in its own roadsweeper.
At a cost of £8,000, plus a £300 delivery charge, the equipment has come in a little over budget, but councillors have agreed to proceed with the acquisition. A further £600 will be required from the council’s training budget to pay for the training of two members of staff.
The purchase is deemed essential as pavements around the town are becoming a hazard because of the moss growth which has been blamed on the weather. Mayor Geoffrey Evans said: “I think it’s because it has been so wet this year.
“It (the moss) is slippery, especially for older people and it is becoming a problem.”