This morning I went with local residents to view the hedges along Dutson Road where there is clear evidence that the hedges are being destroyed by cars and lorries.
As regular readers will know, more than one in four drivers using this road exceeds the speed limit and the road is often too narrow for two large vehicles to safely pass. As a result, it seems that a lot of them are hitting the hedges.
The photos show some of the damage caused with the earth ripped away and some of the stonework also dislodged. Apart from the damage to vehicles, this will also start to bring down the hedges themselves. You can tell that it is cars and lorries causing the damage (rather than some other cause) by the tyre prints visible in the top photo.
I have asked the Council to consider urgently what can be done to repair the damage and prevent cars from speeding as well as asking the local Police to undertake some speed camera work in the area.