Landowner Reminded To Cut Back Hedges From Road Verge

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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Tipperary Town. Image © Tipp Mid West Radio

Tipperary County Council are reminding land owners and those occupying lands adjoining public roads of their obligations under the Roads Act to take all reasonable care to ensure that the trees, ditches, hedges and other vegetation growing on their lands are not or could not become a danger to people using or working on a public road.

The owner or occupier is required to take action to ensure the safety of road users as it relates to hedgerows and trees. The council is reminding landowners and occupiers that Section 46 of the Wildlife Act allows for hedge cutting between September 1st and  February 28th.

Anyone wishing to advise Tipperary County Council of a structure, tree or hedge adjoining a public road which is considered to be dangerous are asked to report the location to the Council via the Customer Services Department available at the main council number  0818 06 5000.