CUTTING OF HEDGES

In conformity with “The Cutting of Hedges Ordinances, 1953 (as amended) & 1989” and the Parochial Administration Ordinance, 2013, the Constables and Douzaines of the several parishes of the Island hereby give notice to the owners of land bordering public roads and corners that they are required during the first fifteen days of June, to cut and trim the hedges thereof

​(a) up to a height of 12 ft. from the road surface where that road is ordinarily
​used by vehicular traffic – N.B. this includes the road AND footpath.
​and
(b) up to a height of 8 ft. from the road surface where that road is not ordinarily
​used by vehicular traffic

and IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER REMOVE FROM PUBLIC ROADS AND HEDGES ALL MATERIAL CUT FROM HEDGES.

For the purpose of this notice hedges shall be deemed to include trees and branches of trees, and all kinds of growth overhanging a public road at a height less than that specified above.

Any persons defaulting in the above requirements shall be served with a Warning Notice giving seven days to cut the hedge and immediately remove all material cut from such hedges from the public road. Further, if the Warning Notice is not complied with, a Civil Penalty Notice will be issued. A Civil Penalty Notice imposes an initial fine of £50 and an ongoing fine of £5 a day until the hedge is cut and cuttings are cleared.

Note: “All kinds of growth” overhanging a public road also includes that which actually grows on roadside walls and banks. It is also necessary to ensure that the hedge is not only trimmed, but cut back so that no part of it less than the required height overhangs the boundary of the road or footpath.

NO PERIOD OF GRACE WILL BE ALLOWED

Constables of St Sampson

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