The "atrocious" state of grass cutting on public areas in and around North Weald Parish is to be taken up by the parish council.

North Weald Bassett Parish Council is to raise the issue with Epping Forest District Council cabinet members councillors Nigel Avey and Sam Kane after councillors highlighted the standard of grass cutting in the area.

Parish council chairman councillor Alan Buckley, speaking at Monday's environmental committee, described the quality of grass cutting as "atrocious" adding: "It's appalling."

Numerous locations were identified with councillor Baden Clegg highlighting the junction of Upland Road with the B1393 where he said drivers' views were restricted by the overgrown verges.

Councillor Shirley Hawkins said: "They don't pick any grass up. It's just left laying there."