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Monday, 19 September 2016

How people-friendly is your garden hedge?

Residents should be aware that Tewkesbury Borough Council can take enforcement action to cut back hedges that grow over and obstruct pavements. They can then re-charge residents for any work undertaken.
 
Please can you check that your garden hedge is not growing over the pavement.  Brambles hanging down from high hedges can be a particular hazard.


Pavements need to be clear for a width of at least 1 metre (or the full width of the pavement if it's less than 1m) and to a height of 2 metres.

Residents using a wheelchair or pushchair may be forced into the road if the hedge is overgrown.

1 comment:

David Jones said...

Is it not entirely reasonable that the full width of a provided pavement should be available for people to walk on rather than being occupied by a hedge? When is the pavement along Church Road going to be reinstated to its full width?