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Hundreds of complaints about Ipswich's overgrown grass


Hundreds of complaints are being made to Ipswich council every month about overgrown grass in parks, reserves and footpaths.

In January, 642 requests for maintenance were made and 526 were lodged in February.

Requests dropped to 340 in March and then jumped back up to 434 in April.

A council spokesperson says this followed a period of high growth after a wet summer.

Council moved to take immediate action to clear a backlog of overgrown open spaces in February, the spokesperson says.

This included allocating more resources for mowing and creating a report to log mowing requests.

More than 60 council staff have been operating 20 tractors and ride-on mowers every day during peak periods.