The unannounced felling of two memorial trees on an avenue in Cromer has led to an apology from Norfolk County Council (NCC).
The council, of course, claimed they had to come down because they were diseased.
Chris Alston, the NCC's highway area manager, said: "Norfolk County Council would like to offer their sincere apologies for the distress caused by the removal of the two memorial trees and for the lack of advance notice to you, as residents, councillor Tim Adams, and Cromer Town Council.
"We will aim to learn from this mistake and ensure that any future such works include advance notice to Cromer Town Council, the local elected member, and residents in the future."
I notice it's only an aim, and not a guarantee...H/T: Dave Ward via email
Would be interested to see the relevant reports of the level, and type, of the disease(s) the trees suffered from. As a council decision, these findings should be available to public access. My cynical side suggests that the typewriters in the council's typing pool, are being worked overtime to produce those reports in case such screwed is made.
Of course, I trust the council and believe these trees were destroyed in the interests of the local community. I also believe that Elvis Presley is alive and well and is employed stacking trolleys for Tesco in Cleethorpes.I
"Would be interested to see the relevant reports of the level, and type, of the disease(s) the trees suffered from. "
Would be interesting to see if reports even exist...😏
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