pros wrote:Thanks for that. I'll have a read. I assumed that as some SE1'ers live in that area, someone might know the reason. It seems such a drastic measure.i've been meaning to post the link for a while, sorry, the council is 'consulting' on its tree strategy & will hold two public meetings about it soon http://www.peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk/hold-news/news/2467-tree-strategy-meetings
(you can download the actual strategy from the article too)
Lady Gainsford wrote:I think you may be right re it being private property. I'll try and find out more from a resident when I bump into one. It's a bad decision though if you ask me. Could parking space be the reason?Just got home from a trip abroad, to see how the character of Gainsford St has dramatically changed since the trees have been cut down. However, they do appear to be on private property and not the pavement, so perhaps this was a freeholder decision.
SERES wrote:So it's definitely council then? I haven't found the right word yet how to describe this, but it does feel like a culling, it is almost an act of violence. I hope for their sake the residents agreed to this, otherwise it just feels like some sort of punishment. I enjoyed walking down that side of the street after a few drinks at the Dean Swift, it just doesn't feel the same anymore. I actually have a sense of loss. Odd.I challenged a chainsaw-wielding council operative on Tuesday morning as to why. He muttered something about "out of scale with environment". I retreated in despair, the character of the street decimated in a few minutes.