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Friday May 14th 2021

Keeping Trim

Garden hedges, shrubs, tree branches and even plants sometimes grow beyond garden boundaries and cause a real danger to motorists and pedestrians.

They can block visibility at junctions, obscure street lights, injure pedestrians and force them into the road. Overhanging vegetation may also prevent the recycling, waste or garden waste crews from safely getting to bins to collect them.

If your property borders the road, footpath or verge, please check foliage does not cause an obstruction and trim it regularly. Ideally, hedges and trees should be cut back to a property boundary, with a head clearance of 2.3 metres on a footway and clear of street lights.