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Hedges

Hedges owned by us are cut according to the plant species and location. Hedge cutting takes place ensuring legislation is met in terms of the bird nesting season.

How often are hedges cut?

Our scheduled work is carried out between October and November.

How do I report it?

If the area has a speed limit under 40 miles per hour (MPH) then this needs to be reported to Streetcare. If you don't know the speed limit, you can report it using the same form.

Streetcare

If it is 40 MPH or over, this needs to be reported to highways. 

Highways

I've already reported an issue

You can check the progress of the report using the forms above. You can also use this to provide an update.

What if the hedges are on private property?

If they are overhanging onto a public road or footpath, it is the responsibility of whoever owns the land they are on to maintain them. If there is an area where this has happened, we will contact the land owner and ask them to take action.

If they do not do this within a reasonable timescale, we will issue them with a formal notice. If they still have not done what was requested, we will cut them back and charge the land owner for this, this can take six months to action. 

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