Cuddy calls for council to cut hedges and grass

The Galway County Council must immediately put a plan in place for hedge and grass cutting across the county, a local politician has demanded.

Independent county councillor Jim Cuddy said hedges and verges across the county are becoming “more and more overgrown” and he has received numerous complaints “from people who are concerned about road safety”.

Cllr Cuddy has contacted officials in County Buildings on the issue but has been informed that there is “a shortage of manpower” and that they are “prohibited from cutting hedges due to birds nesting and disturbance of the wildlife”.

Cllr Cuddy said the protection of wildlife is important but “people pay road tax in order for roads to be maintained and it is the council’s responsibility to keep the roads safe, including keeping the hedges and verges trimmed back

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