Henley-on-Thames woman, 90, ordered to trim hedge

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A 90-year-old woman has been ordered to trim her hedge under Asbo legislation.

South Oxfordshire District Council issued a remedial notice after a neighbour in Henley-on-Thames complained of a 6m (20ft) hedge.

The council recommended it be trimmed to 4m (13ft) so that it no longer blocked out the sunlight.

Dieter Hinke, chairman of Henley Town Council's planning committee, said: "I wouldn't expect her to personally do it, I'm sure her family can help".

He added: "This is the first hedge Asbo I've actually seen, but these hedges can grow at such a rate - a foot a year in some cases - which can be a massive inconvenience for neighbours.

"It's unfortunate when these things happen, you'd hope they'd come to a sensible conclusion themselves."

The council report stated that the hedge owner voiced concerns that the ongoing dispute on Fair Mile was adversely affecting her health.

The legislation falls under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003.

A South Oxfordshire District Council spokesman said: "This dispute over a hedge unfortunately could not be resolved by the two parties involved."

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