Roadside verges cutting

By delaying the cutting of roadside verges until July this would save money as well as wild flowers allowing them to seed.

 

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By delaying the cutting of roadside verges until July this would save money as well as wild flowers allowing them to seed.

by SamIOMGov on May 03, 2017 at 10:02AM

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  • Posted by Jkermode May 10, 2017 at 00:15

    Great idea, bit leaving maughold for that long would be as problem
  • Posted by Fairforall May 13, 2017 at 09:34

    The practice of not cutting hedges has led in no small part to the disgraceful state of our country roadside hedges and footpaths.
    The abundance of hog weed extending out on to the road by two to three feet as well as briars in some areas create a hazard for walkers, cyclist and even motorists.
    These overgrown hedges may well have been a contributory factor to the death of a German motorcyclist a couple of years ago in the north of the Island.
    Footpaths are being reduced to a single track in numerous areas and are either hazardous or totally unfit to use forcing pedestrians out onto often narrow roads that have blind corners.
    One road I frequent a young mother who doesn't drive has no option other than to push her pram and child on the road because the pavement is unusable.
    With respect to the wildlife please appreciate that hedge trimming thickens the growth making a better habitat for birds and also that every roadside hedge has open land on the other side.
    By all means avoid cutting attractive flora for we all appreciate the wonderful early flowers and shrubs that have been in abundance this year.
    Visitors I have spoken to make comment about the untidiness of our hedgerows.
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