Overgrown Trees, Shrubs, Hedges

What is overgrown vegetation?

Overgrown vegetation is when plants such as:

  • trees
  • shrubs
  • hedges

Are growing onto public land and are causing a problem or a danger to the public.

The problems of overgrown vegetation

Overgrown vegetation can cause many problems such as:

  • it makes the street look untidy
  • it can also cause damage to homes, especially ivy and Japanese knotweed

Also, overgrown trees and hedges can cause safety issues;

  • they can block driver’s views of road signs and pedestrians
  • along with pedestrian’s views of oncoming traffic
  • vegetation also stops the street lights from lighting the road at night

How can I report overgrown vegetation?

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to report a problem in your local area, which is why we have My Southend our online forms for reporting issues.

Simply go onto My Southend and fill in a short form to tell us what the issue is and the location of where the problem is happening.

Page last updated: 22/01/2020