All occupiers of property in the Parish are obliged by law to trim any vegetation growing on their property that encroaches over the road or footpath so that it no longer encroaches. A mimimum clearance of 12 feet above all public roads and 8 feet above public footpaths and pavements is required.
The law requires that all cuttings must be removed.
If occupiers have not complied, they are liable to an administrative penalty and will be instructed to undertake the work. If the work is still not carried out, the Parish Authorities may arrange for it to be done by a contractor at the occupier's expense.