overgrown hedges

  • Mayo County Council is calling on all landowners, farmers and householders to ensure their hedges and overhanging trees are cut and maintained, so that motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can travel safely on roads.

    The hedge-cutting season is open since the 1st September, and the council is calling on landowners and farmers to ensure roadside hedges on their land are cut and maintained for road safety reasons, while overhanging vegetation in urban areas should also be cut back from footpaths and junctions.

    Section 70 of the Roads Act 1993 places responsibility for maintenance of roadside hedges on the owners / occupiers of the adjoining lands , and the season when hedge-cutting is permitted under the Wildlife Act is between the start of September and the end of February.