Legislation and Hedge Cutting

Now is the time to consider tackling unruly hedges and shrubs as the bird nesting season begins to waiver. Some breeds build their nests in domestic hedges and countryside hedge rows, and are protected by law please visit http://hedgeline.org.uk

The WCA (Wildlife and Countryside Act) of 1981 stipulates that certain hedges and shrubs may only be trimmed and cut when they pose a health and safety problem. E.g if an overgrown hedge prevents people using a public footpath safely then the owner of the land needs to apply for a Derogation please visit hhtps://www.legislation.gov.uk

If you prefer, please contact your local Parish council members. Their details are on the outside back cover of The Parish Magazine of St.Luke’s Church each monthly edition.



Sarah McNaught




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