COVID-19: Council building closures and changes to service opening hours If a tree or hedge is causing an immediate danger to the safety of road users, it is classed as an emergency. You should contact us by telephoning us on 01572 722 577 to report an concern rather than using an online form.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Dial 999 outside office hours for our emergency service.
If you would like to report online please use our FixMyStreet Service.
Landowners and farmers are recommended to undertake trimming in January and February and not to cut back hedges from 1 April to 31 July. This is to cut the chance of disturbing breeding birds and destroying nests; allow most plants to finish flowering and seeding; allow nuts and berries to be available to wildlife for as long as possible in winter, and to reduce congestion and delays, as there will probably be less traffic on the roads.
Trees should be retained and protected wherever possible. Pruning or felling can be the subject of significant local concern, and should only be done with specialist advice and support. Any works should be carried out by a qualified and insured contractor.
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