Ann Khola, the newest member of the Yorkshire and Humber Volunteer Campaign Coordinator team, has started her own campaign to get hedges and trees cut back in her local area of West Hull.
Ann has spent months having to negotiate streets that are blocked or hazardous due to overhanging branches and overgrown hedges. She has even been hit in the face and had to walk on the road to avoid these obstructions.
Ann’s campaign is going from strength to strength. She’s been in touch with the environmental health team at Hull City Council who informed businesses and local residents to maintain their trees and hedges. Within weeks Ann noticed a massive improvement and is now walking safely around the area without injury.
Ann’s told us: “It was really easy. I have thought a million times someone should do something about this issue…then I decided that that someone needed to be me. I just wish I’d done something earlier.”