You'll have to prune it, top arranger is told

INTERNATIONAL flower arranger Derek Bridges has been ordered to prune hedges at his Old Town home.

Because of the height of the trees and bushes, they are robbing his neighbour's house of light and spoiling their view, according to Calderdale Council.

Mr Bridges and his wife, Patricia, who live at Old Town Hall, appealed against the enforcement order served on them by the council in November.

Despite varying the notice, planning inspector Stuart Hall has concluded that: "The hedges are adversely affecting the reasonable enjoyment of residents at 9 Town Hall Cottages."

Mr Hall has ordered that one hedge should be trimmed to height of 2.5 metres, one to 2.7 metres and a third to a height not exceeding 6.5 metres.

The original complaint about the hedges was made by Andrea Jayne Osbourne whose home overlooks the Bridges' garden.