Please find attached pictures of the boundary hedge with RAF Little Rissington after its recent cut.
A fantastic improvement I am sure you will agree (I asked the MOD to undertake the work last year)?
I am also very pleased to hear that the Parish Council have eventually allocated funds to cut the Village hedge that boundaries on the North / West. The funding was granted 8 months after the initial request was made, after villagers signed a petition asking for it to be cut. Unfortunately, their decision is too late for this years cut as per this guidance.
Specifically: Nesting birds are most likely to be found in the main nesting period, 1 March to 31 August in hedgerows. If nesting birds are present, you mustn’t undertake any work which might harm the birds or destroy their nests, or you will commit an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Unfortunately, the PC have disregarded the Wildlife and Countryside Act if the hedge is cut in this period (1 March to 31 August). It was also stated, that the PC will accept no responsibility if the contracted cutters undertake the work in this period. No comment…..
NB: Gallery amended to include the Village Hedge cut on 10th March.