Isle of Wight Council

Hedge Cutting

About Hedge Cutting Services

Island Roads are responsible for maintaining a small number of hedges on land adjacent to the highway.

These hedges are cut by Island Roads. All cuttings are removed from the footway and/or road after cutting. 

The maintenance of hedges that front the public highway are the responsibility of the owner of the land abutting the highway. This may be a private householder, a farmer, a company or the Council. Overgrown hedges cause safety problems to highway users, obstructing sight lines and causing potentially hazardous obstructions.