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