We’ve had a few enquiries at the Parish Council office recently about reporting overgrown footpaths, as well as weeds and plant growth on pavements. These are usually the responsibility of the Highways Department at Nottinghamshire County Council, unless they originate from a private landowner’s property.
In either case, you can report the issue to Nottinghamshire County Council by calling 0300 500 80 80, or visiting www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and typing ‘vegetation’ into the Search box, then clicking on ‘Report a tree or vegetation problem’.
However you make your report, you’ll need to provide a few details including the precise location of the problem. If you use the County Council website, you can use an online map to pinpoint the location. To help you find it quickly, type the
postcode or street name into the search box above the map and it will zoom in to the right area. You can also upload an image of the vegetation if you think this will be helpful.
You can report a problem anonymously, but providing contact details means that an inspector can contact you if they need help finding the location, or need more information. If you provide your email address, you’ll also receive updates so you’ll know the problem is being dealt with.
Mown your own verge? Thanks!
We’d like to say a big “thank you” to all Ruddington residents and business owners who are taking the time and effort to mow the grass verges outside their homes or premises this summer. It all helps the village to look attractive for residents and visitors alike and shows that we are proud of where we live and work and are willing to go that extra mile.