St Helena : St Helena: TRIMMING OF TREES AND SHRUBS OVERHANGING THE HIGHWAY
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 24.06.2012 (Article Archived on 08.07.2012)
At a recent meeting of the Highway Authority it was noted that overhanging trees and shrubs were a problem across the Island.
TRIMMING OF TREES AND SHRUBS OVERHANGING THE HIGHWAY
At a recent meeting of the Highway Authority it was noted that overhanging trees and shrubs were a problem across the Island. We would like to remind Landowners and Tenants who have land bordering the highway of their responsibilities. The Highway Ordinance says that:
‘All persons whose fences enclose their properties adjoining the public roads and highways shall maintain the same in such a state of repair as shall be necessary to prevent risk of injury to the road or to any person passing thereon and shall keep all trees and shrubs from overhanging the highways’.
The full Ordinance can be downloaded from:
The Highway Authority asks that residents and businesses ensure at all times that trees and shrubs, including flax, do not cause a nuisance by overhanging the highway.
On behalf of the Highway Authority