Owner’s responsibility

ANGUS Council is reminding property owners of their responsibilities for overhanging branches and fallen or damaged trees.

A council spokesperson said: “At this time of year we would encourage property owners to ensure that any overgrown or overhanging branches on roadsides and pavements are trimmed back as they can impede sight lines for motorists and create obstacles for pedestrians.

“It is also a landowners responsibility to remove any fallen trees and branches, such as those which came down in last month’s high winds, from roadsides and verges as they too can pose a hazard for motorists.”