Rapidly growing hedges are causing a road safety hazard
Monday 13th August 2012, 5:00PM BST.
A GRANDFATHER fears being hits by a passing car while pushing his granddaughter along Bailiff’s Cross Road in her buggy because of overhanging brambles and bushes.
John Casey walks from his home at La Chaumiere to his daughter’s home near St Andrew’s Church twice a week, with eight-month-old granddaughter Maisy Ozanne in her pushchair.
But the wet weather has led to fast-growing weeds and hedges making the pavement too narrow.
Mr Casey said sometimes he has to walk with two wheels in the road because the pushchair could not fit on the footpath.
‘I was walking along the footpath and nearly got hit,’ he said.