Bardsey Parish Council is receiving an increasing number of representations from residents concerning rapidly growing hedges overhanging pavements and footpaths in several locations in the village.

This becomes a safety hazard when people are forced in to the road to pass overgrown hedges, as is the case at the moment, but is a particularly serious risk to those with push chairs, those in wheelchairs, or those with impaired mobility or vision. It comes at a particularly difficult time for us all, when usage of the various footways is high and we have the additional requirement to socially distance when passing.

Residents with hedges fronting pavements and footpaths are therefore kindly requested to check urgently to see if they are encroaching into space intended for pedestrians, and if so, after checking for nesting birds, to trim them back clear of the footways.

With thanks, Bardsey Parish Council