Time For A Trim
A reminder from the Parish Council that owners of village properties with boundaries along roads and footpaths are required to ensure that their hedges are cut back so that they do not overhang or impede vehicles or pedestrians. It is particularly important that road signs are not obscured.
Should hedges along roads not be cut back, Hertfordshire County Council Highways will, following a written warning, send contractors to do the work, followed by a large bill to the property owner! The contractors use very large machines, so if you value the appearance of your hedges, it would be wise to arrange for the work to be done yourself.
For those people with properties adjacent to footways and footpaths, it would be most helpful if they trimmed back hedges and overhanging shrubs so that pedestrians do not get soaked by rain during the winter months. Please ensure that the paths used by children on their way to school and older residents on their way to the Post Office and shops are clear and safe for them to use.