Find out how to report overgrown hedges, shrubs, tree roots and weed control.
Overgrown hedges and shrubs on council property
Hedges and shrubs are pruned regularly but the timing and frequency depends on a number of factors including the location and the species.
Parks and green spaces: Hedges in parks are pruned once a year (regardless of species)
Roads: Hedges may be pruned more frequently where traffic sightlines need to be considered
Hedges: Hedges are cut once each year on a scheduled basis, usually during the period July to October
We aim to avoid, wherever possible, the cutting of hedges during the bird nesting season.
We take action if a hedge, tree or shrub overhangs onto a road or footpath which endangers or obstructs the passage of vehicles or pedestrians, or obstructs or inteferes with the view of drivers of vehicles or a light from a public streetlamp.