Volunteers have enquired with local councillors about aspects of work at Tenby’s Paragon Gardens that overlook South Beach.
At the most recent meeting of the Town Council, Cllr Laura Crockford told her fellow councillors that she had been approached by some of those volunteering to work in the Paragon Gardens about the removal of some of the hedges that they had wanted retained as a ‘wind break’ by Pembrokeshire County Council’s gardeners.
She asked if there were any laws relating to removal of hedgerows.
The town clerk Andrew Davies said he was not aware of any specific laws but there was a moratorium on not cutting hedges between April and August due to the nesting season.
As such he believed PCC did tend to cut hedges back hard in the winter to allow for the prolonged growing period when they could not be touched.
Cllr. Laurence Blackhall felt that it would be good for the Area Maintenance team to have a chat with the town’s Community Engagement Officer to record which areas are being looked at by the volunteer teams and the work they were doing.