Update on Springfield Road Trees

A message from the Springfield Road Save The Trees group.

“In 2017-18, members of SRRA raised some money for the replacement of 6 dead and dying trees in Springfield Road.

We had been advised that the cost of tree replacement was £314 per tree, and, thanks to the generosity of local residents,  we actually raised more than that, but the tree replacement was unable to proceed because the funding required to remove old stumps and carry out the necessary road works has not been forthcoming.

At the beginning of 2020 some of us discussed raising a petition to the Council to request that they make up the difference, so that our trees could be replaced. We consulted our local councillors and agreed a wording for the petition; the plan was to take it to a meeting of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in May … but then the virus struck, and clearly knocking on people’s doors was out of the question.

However, one of our councillors, Amy Heley, has written to the Chair of the committee to plead our case, and requesting an update.

If you were one of those generous people who contributed to our fund, and have been wondering why there has been no action, hopefully the above will explain this. We will continue to work with our councillors and will proceed with the petition when it is safe to do so.”