The Town Council recognises the importance of hedges as wildlife habitats and landscape features.
Whenever possible we will avoid hedge trimming during the main bird nesting period: March to July. Sometimes hedges will need to be trimmed during this period, for example where a pavement is being obstructed. When this is necessary the hedge will be carefully checked for nests before work starts.
Where appropriate hedges will be cut in late winter to give wildlife the opportunity to take advantage of the nuts and berries produced by hedge plants in the autumn.