Do you live next to a ditch? Do you know your responsiblities?
If your property adjoins a ditch, culvert, stream or a river you may be responsible for its maintenance.
Some of your responsibilities include:
- maintaining river beds and banks;
- allowing the flow of water to pass without obstruction;
- controlling invasive alien species such as Japanese knotweed.
For further information please use this link to access lots of useful advice from the Environment Agency including a very useful booklet called “Living on the Edge“. Please use this link to access information from West Sussex County Council.