We’re fuming over neighbours’ 6ft overgrown garden left neglected’ | UK | News

Furious residents have been left feeling “sick” at a “disgusting” overgrown garden that’s been left to totally spiral out of control.

Their neighbours’ neglected garden now stands at an astonishing 6ft high and is in stark contrast with their neat and well tended back yard.

But Mandy Evans, 59, who lives with her friend Fredrick Western, 71, have slammed the local council for not dealing with the issue as their neighbours are in their 80s and the house belongs to the local authority.

It was around two years ago that the garden started encroaching into theirs in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Mandy contacted Newark and Sherwood District Council for help but says that the authority has done a “cowboy job”.

A year and a half later, Mandy claims the authority has done nothing to tackle the problem garden that is affecting her own property on Staunton Road.

Mandy wants to change the old fence dividing the houses but needs her neighbour’s garden to be cleared before she could do any of the work.

She said: “This whole situation is making me feel sick, I definitely feel disappointed by the council.

“Two years later it’s nearly six foot high, the whole of the garden, it’s disgusting.

“Something needs doing because, in the end, it is going to damage the fencing of ours.

“It is coming through the fencing, underneath and everything like that, it is peeping through and it is our space.

“We have got animals and brambles are very prickly.

“We have no choice but to rely on the council to do it for the tenants.”

Lee Brazier portfolio holder at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “At the district council we take our responsibility to our tenants extremely seriously. 

“We are aware of the situation and, due to GDPR legislation, we are unable to comment on specific cases and individuals.

“As is often the case with these types of things there are some ongoing circumstances which our excellent team are supporting the tenants with. 

“I am confident that our tenancy officer team are going above and beyond to support those involved.”

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