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Footpath Obstructions

In recent times the Derwent Valley Council has noticed the increasing number of gardens and hedges protruding over footpaths and pathways.

Some of the hazards for pedestrians include overhanging branches from hedges, thorny bushes, and foliage which collects on the walkway and becomes slippery.

Overgrowth also reduces the amount of pedestrian walkway, making it particularly difficult for those who are disabled.

You also need to think of your adjoining neighbours:-

  • Is your garden impacting on their visibility? 
  • Can they see the road clearly as they exit from their properties?

Unfortunately some gardens also pose a potential to encourage vandalism.

Council asks property owners to ensure hedges and gardens are trimmed and kept away from pedestrian footpaths.

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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