Notices To Be Issued: Overhanging Vegetation

April 23, 2018 | 10 Comments

The Ministry of Public Works will soon be issuing notices to “residents whose overhanging vegetation poses a hazard to motorists and pedestrians,” and “if residents fail to adhere to the notice, Ministry personnel will conduct the work at the property owner’s expense.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is requesting the public’s cooperation in ensuring safer roads and a better environment by encouraging them to cut back their property’s trees and vegetation which encroach into public sidewalks and roads.

“Whilst the Highways Section’s road sweeping teams make every effort to clear overhanging foliage and vegetation on roads, particularly after storms and heavy rain, overhanging vegetation is normally the responsibility of the adjoining landowner.

“In fact, the Ministry notes that overhanging vegetation is a violation as outlined under Sections 9 and 10 of the Public Lands Act 1984.

“Overhanging trees and hedges cause health and safety issues including obstructed visibility, damage to vehicles and injury to pedestrians, pedal-cyclists, bike riders and waste collection personnel.

“In that regard, the Ministry advises that it will soon be issuing notices to those residents whose overhanging vegetation poses a hazard to motorists and pedestrians. Residents who receive such notices should take the necessary measures to trim back their vegetation.

“The Ministry warned that if residents fail to adhere to the notice, Ministry personnel will conduct the work at the property owner’s expense. The current charge for the crew and vehicles to carry out this work is $1,000 per hour.”

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  1. Stewi griffin says:

    Well done government
    It is about time..Hats off to the minister..

  2. Micro says:

    About time.

  3. Really says:

    I agree charge them. However if OBA had said this I can hear the comments now. It amazes me that PLP can do whatever they want and the people have nothing to say. Every 5 minutes they protested the OBA not once did they embrace anything OBA did. I wonder how they will react when the day comes that the great government has run the island broke and cannot pay the workers. Pay attention part followers they may lead you to a dead end.

    • Waynezoe says:

      Why don’t you just shut up about OBA, they had their opportunity to make it right but failed.
      You need to get over it, OBA are like dust in the wind!
      It’s all about moving forward with getting things done.
      Thank you Minister for pushing forward with a plan.

  4. sick and tired says:

    I hope you are going to do the same for the landlords whose trees are in the Belco wires.

  5. Sara says:

    Ironic since we I had to exit the AG show the vegetation was so overgrown on the exit dirt path that it scratched the side of my car.

  6. Just Saying says:

    Don’t forget to do the hedges on Camp Road, from the South Shore entrance. You have to walk off the sidewalk into the road as parts of the hedges are on the sidewalk.

  7. puzzled says:

    Government spokesperson …” Cut what I say not what I don’t”

  8. aboogiewitdahoodie says:

    “The current charge for the crew and vehicles to carry out this work is $1,000 per hour.”

    haha I would be milking all day too bra if I was being paid dat!

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