Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on 18 February.

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Tree in a neighbouring garden

A tree in a garden, or other private land, is the responsibility of the owner. If a tree in a neighbouring property is causing you problems, take it up with your neighbour or the property owner.

You have a legal right to remove branches that cross over your boundary. But you can only do this from your own property. You must get your neighbour's permission to cross the boundary - even to lean a ladder against the tree trunk.

Don't put the branches on your neighbour's land. Ask your neighbour if they want them: it's your responsibility to remove them.

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