Complaints roll in 
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Enterprise have come under fire again this week after areas of the district have been left unmowed, shabby and overgrown.

The contractor, responsible for bin collections and ground maintenance in Daventry, have riled up residents in failing to quickly mow grass in areas in the town.

This comes after a DDC task panel last month said Enterprise should be subject to six-monthly reviews following a 637 per cent increase in missed bin complaints since Enterprise were contracted.

This time last year Enterprise were also fined by DDC and NBC following complaints from the public and poor performance for the months of April and May.

Daventry District Council, who contract Enterprise, confirmed that since April 1 they have received 27 complaints about grass cutting.

Cllr Wendy Randall said: “I have been inundated with complaints about overgrown grass, it is a complete mess everywhere around Daventry, it’s a disgrace.

“In some areas the grass is as high as me and you can’t read the words on road signs.”

Daventry resident Richard Sturgnell said: “The grass is growing everywhere, particularly on the Timken estate, on the Braunston Road and near to Cummins.

“It has been over three weeks since the grass was cut. All we keep hearing from the council about is how wonderful the improvements to the town are going to be, but this is something that needs to be sorted.”

In response to complaints portfolio Holder for Environment at DDC cllr Daniel Cribbin said: “Some residents have contacted us with their concerns about the length of grass in areas of Daventry District and we have raised these with our contractor, Enterprise, for prompt action.

“The quality of the service is very important to us and we appreciate residents contacting us with their concerns. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and work with Enterprise to ensure these issues are resolved as quickly and effectively as possible.”

Nick Kent called the Daventry Express to alert us to the problem saying the grass is very bad at the play park near to Welton Lodge.

He said: “I want to see it cut as soon as possible.”