I sometimes get complaints or questions about what the Council can do when a neighbour allows their garden to become completely overgrown with brambles and possibly harbouring rats.
The Council can sometimes help if there is a significant environmental health issue.
They have certain powers under the Town and Country Act.
However, what they can do is quite limited a lot of the time.
You cannot compel people to become tidy gardeners.
It is their land. Opinions differ as to what a good garden is.
Some people like it being a haven for wildlife.
The best thing is to share your concerns with the Environmental Health Department at NFDC.
They will normally investigate and see what might be reasonably done.
Here is a link that explains more :
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I must admit to a slight sinking feeling whenever the thick file of papers known as the Agenda and reports for the next District Council planning committee fall on my doormat.
The District Council formally decided to adopt new powers that will enable them to levy fines at the registered owners of vehicles, if any litter is thrown out, whether by the driver or a passenger.