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New Hedgerow Regulations

At the recent Parish Council Meeting, members of the public raised concerns about hedgerows, and in particular, brambles encroaching on to footpaths and pavements. There are new regulations introduced in May 2024 and states that you must not cut or trim a hedgerow from 1st March to 31st August. However, legislation allows for many exemptions. These include the boundaries of private gardens, and where hedges obstruct footpaths and pavements or obscure signs and lights or cause a danger.

Hedges have grown rapidly with the warm, wet weather. Householders that need to trim back their hedges will be notified by the Parish Council. The PC will engage with contractors to trim back other hedges that are causing a danger on footpaths and pavements not adjacent to private gardens.

Please contact the Parish Council if you have any concerns or questions.