When Council officers told Steve Hammond that they were proposing to remove three shrub beds in Wych Lane, he protested that the loss of the shrub beds would make the area look barren and less attractive.
We are pleased to hear that Council officers took his comments onboard and have now agreed that the shrub beds and the mature trees on the grassed open space in Wych Lane should remain.
Trees on the north side of the Anns Hill Cemetery behind Southcroft Road are now on a 7-year pollarding cycle after pressure from local residents and local Councillors Austin Hicks and Rob Hylands. This has helped tidy-up the appearance of the cemetery and ensure overgrown trees don’t reduce light to the bungalows in Southcroft Road and the footpath between the cemetery and Southcroft Road.
Another good example of Liberal Democrat Councillors working alongside local residents to get things done.