Overgrown hedgerows are danger to pedestrians

(This is a letter sent primarily to Ribble Valley Borough Council and copied to The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times for publication).

Wednesday, 31st July 2013, 11:23 am
Overgrown hedges which people have to step off the pavement to get round

I would just like to ask why hedgerows never seem to be cut back any more?

I took my granddaughter to Ribblesdale Pool this afternoon. I walked down the opposite side to the pool to be in the shade and there is hardly room to push a buggy due to overgrown hedgerows. I met an elderly lady coming up the road and had to take the pram into the road to get passed. There were branches at the height of my granddaughter in the pram, which was not good as one could easily have hit her in the face.

When I came out I decided to walk on the other side and was horrified to find nettles and brambles sticking out into the pavement where a young child could grab them and would be lucky not to have them in their face, especially when meeting someone coming the other way.

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Please let me know if there are any plans to have these pavements cleared and the hedges cut back to make it safer walking down there?

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