I am the headteacher of Fairlands Primary School. This morning a large tree fell across the public footpath which 660 children use to get to school each day. This happened whilst the children were arriving at school and could have resulted in serious injury. The trees in the footpath urgently need to be surveyed to assess the risk of further falls, and appropriate maintenance undertaken. To the best of my knowledge, this has never been done in the 14 years I have been headteacher at the school.