Reminder – Hedge & Stream Inspections

Hedges

Hedges and trees bordering a public road must be cut back between the 1st and 15th of June and between the 15th and 30th of September each year in order that they do not overhang the public road up to the height of 12 ft from the road (where the road is ordinarily used by vehicular traffic) or 8 ft from the road (where the road is not ordinarily used by vehicular traffic). By law, all cuttings must be cleared immediately. It is the responsibility of the land owner to keep all hedges and trees trimmed and under control throughout the year, not just at inspection time.

Streams

By law must be cleaned by 15 June and 30 September. Most of the streams in the Island are inspected twice a year – after 15 June and 30 September.  Property owners must therefore ensure streams are free from over-grown vegetation, growth in the stream and anything that prohibits the free flow of water.

From 1 September 2015 the Constables have had the right to issue Warning Notices to persons infringing the Law and if the infringement is not remedied to levy a civil penalty of £50.00.

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