Hedges making Jersey roads 'dangerous'

There are concerns overgrown hedges and trees are making Jersey's roads dangerous, a Jersey constable has said.

Householders are responsible for cutting back over-hanging bushes on their property, which are inspected in the Visite du Branchage in July.

But Constable John Gallichan said some were already overgrown.

Wildlife expert Mike Stentiford said it was a crucial time for wildlife and destroying their habitats would be "disastrous".

He said: "I would be aghast to think that the parish authorities would even begin to think about bringing it forward, it's not even April yet."

But Constable Gallichan said in some places pedestrians were forced to walk in the road because the pavements had become too narrow.

He is reminding islanders they must ensure greenery that gets in the way of walkers and other road users is cut, otherwise they can be fined.

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