WITH VIDEO: Council apologises after highways team 'destroy' Barrow woman's privacy
Frances O'Connor and her husband Paul received a letter from Cumbria County Council in August, informing them that work would be carried out to tarmac the pavement outside their house in Dunmail Raise.
The letter stated that any hedges hanging over the pavement would need to be cut back in order to allow the existing paving slabs to be removed and Mrs O'Connor agreed for the council to do the trimming.
However, when work started, Mrs O'Connor was horrified to witness huge sections of the hedge being hacked back, effectively removing any privacy she had at the front of her home.
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