Councillors join forces with residents to save trees

October 11, 2010 2:36 PM
Alan Levy

Alan Levy

City councillors, Alan Levy and Tim Ward joined forces with residents to urge experts to think again about cutting down trees in Cambridge's Alexandra Gardens.

The Arbury councillors believed fears that the trees were leading to subsidence to a nearby home could be allayed by taking less desperate measures.

And their appeal led to the decision being put on hold and a public meeting called for Friday evening (October 15).

Cllr Levy, who will be chairing the meeting, said: "Officers had suggested cutting down one or more trees; but we felt that we needed to explore all the options to see whether the trees could be saved.

"We met with residents last week to discuss the issue and we are hoping as many as possible will turn up to Friday's public meeting to raise any questions they might have. The meeting will also give members and officers a chance to let residents know what will be happening over the next few months."

The public meeting will take place at St Luke's Church in Victoria Road at 7pm.

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