Planting a tree-MEQ [SEC=OFFICIAL

Original Email from resident:

Dear Stephanos,

We attended a meeting a couple of weeks ago in the Methodist church. One of things you mentioned was an opportunity for members of the public to contribute to the further greenification of the area. We have, on one hand, a dead tree in the middle of the triangle Meadway/Bourne Ave.  planted there by council a few years ago and, on the other hand, a potted fir tree, which has grown in our garden for the last several years. We are quite happy to replace the dead tree with this fir tree and do the actual planting by ourselves. The triangle appeals to us as the fir tree could become a focal point during festive season (carols etc)

The question is, would that be acceptable by the council?

Alternatively, perhaps you could suggest another local spot where we could plant the fir tree.

Response:

Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the green at the junction of Bourne Avenue and Meadway.

I can inform you that the dead tree mentioned by your constituent was planted last year as part of our winter planting programme, this will be replaced as part of our aftercare policy. 

We are happy to consult with your constituent regarding the possibility of planting a donated tree on the Green.  We will need to inspect the tree to ensure that it is a suitable species for this location.  If my contact details are passed onto your constituent we will be able to liaise with them directly.

I hope this is of assistance.

Yours sincerely,

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