A FENCE has replaced a dishevelled hedge after a three-year campaign by residents in Greenstead.

Councillors for St Andrew’s ward helped households in Conifer Close get new fences for their front gardens.

The old hedges were tatty, dishevelled and diseased which ruined residents’ street view and did not create any defensible space for them.

The fencing work, completed by Boleyn Construction on behalf of Colchester Borough Homes, has met with great approval.