Hedges bordering a public road must be cut back between the 1st and 15th June and between the 15th and 30th September each year, so that they do not overhang a road or pavement below the height of 12 feet. Hedges should be cut in declivity (sloping away from the road). By law all cuttings must be cleared up immediately. Failure to do so can incur a fine of £50 and £5 per day there after.
Streams and douits are inspected twice a year, normally at the time of hedge inspection by the Douzeniers. It is the landowner’s responsibility to ensure that the water flow is not restricted and is flowing freely.