A FRUSTRATED resident who slammed the council in June for failing to control vegetation around rubbish bins in the town has hit out at the authority once again after they promised to cut it back - but still have not, months on.

Marie Duckett sent in photos of a rubbish bin being camouflaged from view on West Wycombe Road, close to the junction with Fryers Lane, at the beginning of June.

The Bucks Free Press approached Bucks County Council to find out when the overgrown bushes and weeds would be cleared - and they claimed it would be cut back within 28 days.

But a new picture taken on August 3 and featured above shows that the problem has still not been resolved.

Ms Duckett said: “So much for promises”.

She previously claimed the council may be looking for way to “reduce the number of us making free and easy use of the rubbish bins”.

She said: ““Last summer when the council were not mowing verges and common areas as the grass was not growing, they failed to observe that weeds and self-seeding shrubs and trees were advancing like triffids.

“When I walk the grassy, weedy, broken up pavements of High Wycombe I often wonder if the use of weed killer or some early intervention would be more cost effective.”

In response, Mark Averill, head of highways at Bucks County Council, said that Transport for Bucks - who look after the county’s roads and infrastructure - were aware of the issue.

He said: “This is due to be cleared within the next 28 days, and should leave the area looking a lot neater, with clear access to the bin. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the bin being concealed.”

After Ms Duckett came back to the Bucks Free Press to highlight the same issue, reporters asked the county council for an update.

Mr Averill explained why nothing has yet been done to tackle the issue.

He said: “Transport for Buckinghamshire is aware of the overgrown vegetation that is concealing the bin.

“We had intended to clear the vegetation within 28 days.

“However, as the vegetation is not a highway safety hazard, other defects on the highway that pose more of a risk to road users have had to take priority. The order has now been reprioritised and the vegetation will be cut back by next Friday (August 16).”