THE CAMBRIAN NEWS HAVE REPORTED THAT “HEDGEROWS ALONG A BUSY ABERYSTWYTH FOOTPATH ARE SO OVERGROWN, CHILDREN WALKING TO SCHOOL ARE BEING STUNG IN THE FACE, REDIDENTS HAVE CLAIMED.
And the council has been accused of “passing the buck” when residents’ concerns were raised with them over the state of the heavily-used path between Fifth Avenue, Penparcau, and St Brieuc Bridge.
Roger Owen and Denise Sepulveda, both residents of Fifth Avenue, told the Cambrian News the hedges haven’t been cut “in months”, and claimed the situation was putting people, especially children, at risk.
“It has been like that for months,” Mr Owen said this week. “The worst thing is that when I have contacted the council, one department tells me it is nothing to do with them, then another department says the same, then another, then another. They are passing the buck all the time.
“My argument is that the footpath is two metres wide but, with the hedgerows as they are, the gap is just two feet wide in a lot of places. This means it is single file at the moment and people have to stop to let others through.”” here.
A local man said, “if this was your garden you will have responsibility to fix it, why should the council be let off?”