Overgrown Nottingham garden owner fined and given 'advice' from judge
A house owner got a £635 legal bill and advice from a judge on how to stop a garden getting overgrown in Wollaton.
The message came after a court heard that trees and bushes leaned into public land on a street corner - and obscured part of a road sign.
Upul Dharmasena, 52, admitted failing to obey a council order to "maintain land in a manner that was not adverse to the adjoining area" in Crowborough Avenue, Wollaton.
He was fined £100 but must also pay a government surcharge of £30 and the £505 prosecution costs of Broxtowe Borough Council, which brought the case.
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