Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:36
Heloo Joyce, hope the cul de sac is now getting a good clean these days at least.
If the house is let there is every chance that the tenants have a responsibility to keep the property in a reasonable condition. That includes the garden. So your neighbour was correct to say that the people living there should do it. But he should make them. Or if it's let via an agency, they should make them.
If all else fails, contact your council. They have the ability to make homeowners/tenants keep the footpath clear of hazards.