Reported in the Trees category anonymously at 07:57, Thu 28 May 2015
Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council 3 minutes later
Large cherry tree, so overgrown it's overhanging houses
My single point of contact for the past few months, for tree issues on Parkside, has been Steve.Glazebrook@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk .
Steve and his team completed a survey of over 6,000 trees on CBC Housing land earlier this year. I am told they are all documented in a database together with notes on each one. I also toured Parkside with Steve and a handyman in March to bring to his attention specific tree issues that I know people were concerned about. They have since been working to decide on priorities. Each tree has a silver disc and a number on it. If it doesn't, then it's either not on Housing Land, or it was missed off. During my canvassing on Parkside a number of residents spontaneously brought up further tree comments about ones near themselves and Steve has had a note from me on these specific trees, including the specific ones in Westminster Gardens and Bloomsbury Gardens mentioned to me by Tracey. The CBC tree budget for 2014/15 was £20,000, and for 2015/16 is £80,000. This will need careful management to get the best value from that budget, and clearly some residents will need to be patient. In the first 3 months they will be aiming to deal with items that have thrown up health and safety concerns. I was informed on 5th May that the work required was being put out to contract.
It's not obvious from your map point if this is a tree I reported to Steve, but fell it might be.
Alan Winter, former CBC candidate.
Posted by A D Winter at 09:04, Thu 28 May 2015
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