The Area Highways teams would like to ask Town and Parish Councils for their help in encouraging residents to cut back their hedges and trees as they regularly receive complaints about hedges and trees on private property that have been allowed to overhang the highway. This makes life difficult for pedestrians, particularly those walking with children/with a pushchair, walking with a walking stick or in a wheelchair, who are forced to walk on the verge or in the road to get past the vegetation. Overgrowth of rural hedges can obstruct visibility at junctions and on bends, increasing the risk of accidents.
Now that the bird nesting season is over we are asking everyone to look at the hedges and trees on their property and check that they have not encroached onto the footway or carriageway. If they have, can owners please put some time aside to cut them back - and take into account a bit of ‘growing’ room for next year.
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