Pendle Council will roll up its sleeves to tidy up a scruffy roundabout in Colne after Liberal Democrat Councillor Tony Greaves placed the problem on the agenda of the Colne and District Committee on Thursday.
The land in question forms a narrow strip on one side of the roundabout at the junction of Skipton Road, Windsor Street and Byron Road on the north valley route through Colne.
Councillor Tony Greaves said: “The land belongs to Lancashire County Council - they bought it when they built the roundabout - but it has become really overgrown. The coarse grass and weeds which include lots of the large American bindweed have grown over the walls and barriers, and that side of the roundabout is really scruffy. LCC say they cannot afford to keep this land neat and tidy due to cuts in their budgets. But it spoils the roundabout - the roundabout itself is maintained by Pendle with a flower bed and looks really nice - and gives a poor impression of Colne.”
The committee agreed to spend some of the Horsfield ward small projects fund after Councillor Neil Butterworth said that the ward Councillors had found it hard to find things to spend it on. This will be used to tidy up the land and remove the coarse weeds.
Council staff will also look at what can be done to create a longer-term improvement, possibly planting more trees behind the corner.