Tourists travelling through some of the most scenic areas of Donegal are missing out on views due to overgrown hedges, according to Letterkenny Cllr John O’Donnell.
The scenery on the roads from Ramelton to Rathmullan and on the Mulroy Drive around Cranford is being hidden by overgrowth, said Cllr O’Donnell today as he called on the council to cut the hedges.
However, wildlife laws dictate that the council cannot touch the overgrowth until 31st August unless it impacts on road safety.
In preparation for the end of summer, Cllr O’Donnell suggested that the council work in partnership with community groups to make plans to get the work done when the ban lifts.
“Given, on past experience of timeframes on how long it takes to get anything done in this council, I would envisage that it would be August before we put the wheels in motion anyway,” Cllr O’Donnell said. He asked the council to not wait until August to contact community groups and Tidy Towns committees who may be willing to enter a joint venture on hedge-cutting.Tags: