Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:19
Could you invite your neighbours to tea one weekend and then tactfully ask for help in clearing leaves and hedge clippings? Point out that an unkempt road will detract from their properties if the place is weedy and untidy.
Councils are not keen to adopt roads now-a-days as it costs them money. I presume you have to pay for the upkeep of the road and pavements too.