ah, the joys of spring; who cuts the hedge??

ah, the joys of spring; who cuts the hedge??

Postby madmoggy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:52 am

now that spring is upon us once again, the eternal and seemingly unanswerable question: who cuts the hedge?

is there an actual law in the UK about this? an enforceable law?

we all know that 'nice' and 'responsible' owners would cut their neighbour's side of the hedge, especially when it's over 20' tall and overhanging, but since this doesn't usually happen, are they legally obliged to trim it?

apologies for posting a question that's probably been asked a gazillion times already, but these hedges don't trim themselves...
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Re: ah, the joys of spring; who cuts the hedge??

Postby Mojisola » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:56 am

madmoggy wrote:now that spring is upon us once again, the eternal and seemingly unanswerable question: who cuts the hedge?

is there an actual law in the UK about this? an enforceable law?

we all know that 'nice' and 'responsible' owners would cut their neighbour's side of the hedge, especially when it's over 20' tall and overhanging, but since this doesn't usually happen, are they legally obliged to trim it?

apologies for posting a question that's probably been asked a gazillion times already, but these hedges don't trim themselves...


No. You can cut anything that overhangs your boundary and you have to ask the neighbours if they want the trimmings back. If they don't, you have to dispose of them.
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Re: ah, the joys of spring; who cuts the hedge??

Postby TO » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:51 am

Hi
madmoggy wrote:'nice' and 'responsible' owners would cut their neighbour's side of the hedge
GET ORF MY LAND

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Re: ah, the joys of spring; who cuts the hedge??

Postby madmoggy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:10 pm

No.


many thanks for that - just what i thought...
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Re: ah, the joys of spring; who cuts the hedge??

Postby Treeman » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:59 pm

madmoggy wrote:now that spring is upon us once again, the eternal and seemingly unanswerable question: who cuts the hedge?
is there an actual law in the UK about this? an enforceable law?


And the answer is no one because hedges are prime nest sites and disturbing nesting birds is an offence under the wildlife and countryside act which is a law, a statute law, an enforceable law

Do it before or after the nesting season to avoid problems.
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