Obstructions that block pavements have a far greater impact on blind and partially sighted people than they do for other sections of the community. Each and every overhanging branch or overgrown shrub that obstructs a pavement can be a huge risk for blind and partially sighted people who get a knock on the head or a jab in their eye. They can lead to physical injuries which can really put people off getting out and about in their areas.
The briefing focuses on England but even if you're based in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland, we hope they're useful. You can contact your local campaigns team for more information.
We've put together all the relevant facts we could find on overgrown shrubbery and branches and the law.
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