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by Vic
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: OAP told to pay £350 !!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 42268

Just because someone grows a hedge, it does not make them a bully. My neighbour cut down my hedge when I was out at work - that's a bully - too cowardly to do it when I was at home. The victims can be the hedge owners.
by Vic
Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Height restriction for individual trees?
Replies: 9
Views: 12289

Hi Laura. You are not going mad! I don't think any Government could seriously pass a law where individual trees could only be 2 metres high. Even with hedges, many people are under the misapprehension that "one size fits all" and that all hedges must be under 2 metres tall. This is not so.
by Vic
Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: 2m Hedge Limit Myth
Replies: 15
Views: 12663

My neighbours certainly believe the HH law means my hedge must be lower than 2 m, so they took the law into their own hands, or rather the hands of their contractors and drastically reduced my hedge when I was out at work.
by Vic
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Criminal Damage to Hedging
Replies: 14
Views: 15669

"Resolve the issue politely with your neighbour". If only! Sadly John despite being polite and reasonable to one's neighbour, sometimes one encounters abuse,lies and a completely self-righteous intransigent attitude, even though the neighbour has broken the law.
by Vic
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Hedge cut without permission
Replies: 11
Views: 19225

Speechless I had the same problem. Only found out when I got home from work and my hedge had been reduced massively. It seems amazing that some people seem to condone this sort of action because a law is due to come on the statute book on 1st June, but laws against criminal damage, theft and trespas...
by Vic
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedge Law .......comes into force June 1st 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 17415

Thanks m8!
by Vic
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedge Law .......comes into force June 1st 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 17415

I'll take your word for it!
by Vic
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: artical on neighbour diputes
Replies: 5
Views: 4216

Just be really careful in case you have neighbours like I do, who don't tell the truth! Pretty basic, but extremely dangerous.
by Vic
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedge Law .......comes into force June 1st 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 17415

Treeman, despair thinks u r me! How awful 4 u!
by Vic
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Conifer Height
Replies: 7
Views: 41717

Monty are these conifers individual speicmens ie separate trees, or are they grown together to form a hedge? Yeah yeah, where is the distinction etc etc, let's not get into that here. If you have loss of light from one tree here and another there, the new HH Legislation will not cover this. If they ...
by Vic
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: new neighbour
Replies: 12
Views: 10558

Check your deeds - your boundary and responsibility for fences etc will be clearly marked. Just as others have said, if your neighbours want to erect a fence on their property, you can't do much about it. They probably won't be interested in your plants. The car alarm should be able to be resolved b...
by Vic
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: ODPM Trees and Hedges
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

yes but all the local authorities will do is a Mediation Service. This would not work with totally unreasonable, arrogant self-righteous neighbours, who are also unable to be truthful.
by Vic
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: High Hedge Law .......comes into force June 1st 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 17415

No there is no maximum recommended height in the new law. The law suggests 2metres for hedges in urban and suburban areas. Country areas are not mentioned,so much depends on your location. A well maintained 9ft hedge may not be a problem at all - depends on how it impinges on your property. Also if ...
by Vic
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: burning hedge
Replies: 3
Views: 4846

burning hedge

Yes it IS criminal damage if your neighbour sets fire to your hedge. If the police don't want to know, try your local MP and ask why the police don't take any action. A buzz phrase is "anti-social behaviour". Sure the police aren't going to give your neighbour an ASBO for this, but it is pretty anti...
by Vic
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Criminal Damage to Hedging
Replies: 14
Views: 15669

Criminal damage to hedge

Gilly go for it! Supposing you had a 7ft shrub, not leylandii, you neighbour would not have the right to cut it down. This is criminal damage, trespass on your property and theft. The police are supposed to do something about crime. If the police refuse to do anything about this crime, even at the h...