Wednesday 14 June 2023
As the season for hedge cutting comes to an end across the island, islanders are asked to make sure that roadside vegetation is sufficiently cut back so that traffic mirrors, road signs and traffic lights are clearly visible.
If vegetation isn't cut back adequately, this can pose a risk to all road users. Overgrown vegetation can interfere with the detector positioned at the top of traffic lights and can reduce visibility, particularly at junctions.
It is a legal requirement to cut roadside hedges each year between 1st - 15th June and then again between 15th - 30th September.
All cuttings must be cleared away immediately after the hedge is cut as cuttings can easily block up drains the next time it rains and can also cause roads to become slippery.
For information about the sustainable cutting of roadside hedges to protect our natural environment go to gov.gg/hedgecutting.