MOTORISTS have hit out at Wrexham Council for failing to keep grass verges and roundabouts safe for drivers.

Concerns have been raised over overgrown grass at the roundabout by Holt Road which is causing visibility issues.

One motorists, who lives in the area and uses the road most days, said if action is not taken, someone will be seriously hurt.

The resident, who did not wish to be named, told the leader: "It's all overgrown, especially at the roundabout near the Shell Garage, to the point where cars are struggling to see around the corner at oncoming traffic. It's the same every year.

"There's going to be an accident there one day.

"Because our house is close to the roundabout, you hear such bad road rage throughout the day, people sounding their horns and getting stressed, it's not peaceful at all.

"It seems to only be trimmed once a year, very few and far between and it's been like this for the last 10 years. It's the same problem every summer.

"It's worrying that you can't see oncoming traffic, so for learners and elderly people it's going to be a struggle."

Calls have been made for the council to take action more regularly.

The motorist added: "I'd urge the council to do something before we have an accident.

"I have a five foot fence in my garden and you can see the top of the grass from the verge, that's how bad it is.

"I don't see why the council can't cut it a couple of times in the summer and again in the Autumn, it's a safety issue."

Darren Williams, Chief Officer Environment and Technical, said due consideration is needed before verge cutting can take place.

He said: “Verge cutting can only be completed after due consideration of the ecological issues such as bird nesting, bees, butterflies, etc.

"For busy roads which require extensive traffic management we plan these well in advance and arrange properly coordinated traffic management to ensure work is done safely.

"Work on high speed roads such as this is coordinated with similar work on the A483 bypass.”