Call for damaging trees to be cut back in St John's

CAUSING DAMAGE: Councillor Richard Udall with the trees on Broadway Grove which are to be drastically cut back.3314675901. Picture by Paul Jackson

CAUSING DAMAGE: Councillor Richard Udall with the trees on Broadway Grove which are to be drastically cut back.3314675901. Picture by Paul Jackson

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TREES that are damaging residents' property in St John's are to be cut back if a planning application is accepted.

The Lime Trees, in Broadway Grove, have reportedly become overgrown and as well as causing damage to property, are interfering with phone lines and ruining the street scene.

St John's county councillor, Richard Udall, has been working with residents to tackle the problem and has secured agreement that a planning application will be submitted to Worcester City Council to cut back 28 tress, and for pollarding to take place.

Cllr Udall said: "Lime Trees are inappropriate as street trees and would not be used today. Many residents have told me the trees have created so much shade that people’s homes have become dark during the day.

"Dust and pollen falls from them and they cause damage to property and cars, they are interfering with telephone cables and in places branches are touching the houses.

"Residents have had enough; I am pleased that we have gained agreement to cut them back and to improve the lives of residents and it will also help with the condition of the trees”.

The Lime Trees, which were planted in the 1930's, are protected by a Tree Preservation Order, and cannot be removed or replaced without permission.

It is because of the Tree Preservation Order that planning permission must be obtained.

Cllr Udall said: “I hope the planning application will not cause problems and will not be objected to, the work needs to take place to improve the quality of life for local residents.

"It will not harm the trees and it would significantly improve the street scene”.

It is hoped the work will commence during the autumn.

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6:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Piccolo says...

Does Richard Udall think that pictures like this enhance his political image? Perhaps he needs advice from a PR consultant - as long as he pays for it himself, of course.
Does Richard Udall think that pictures like this enhance his political image? Perhaps he needs advice from a PR consultant - as long as he pays for it himself, of course. Piccolo
  • Score: 6

10:19pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

Not a person of many words then piccolo?
Not a person of many words then piccolo? Jabbadad
  • Score: -6

10:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

CHANDBRUSH says...

Does he think he looks macho .The trees should maybe pruned but not cut back.How does one objectt to this vandalism?.
Does he think he looks macho .The trees should maybe pruned but not cut back.How does one objectt to this vandalism?. CHANDBRUSH
  • Score: 4

12:34am Fri 15 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

See if they have a preservation order on them, then they can only undertake Tree Management, (nesercary Pruning). Contact Freinds of the Earth and the Greens.
See if they have a preservation order on them, then they can only undertake Tree Management, (nesercary Pruning). Contact Freinds of the Earth and the Greens. Jabbadad
  • Score: -1

9:22am Fri 15 Aug 14

High Time says...

I think Cllr Udall must be up for re election next year.
I think Cllr Udall must be up for re election next year. High Time
  • Score: 3

9:23am Fri 15 Aug 14

mauro balbino says...

He should change shirts more often, otherwise we could think he took WN's for a stroll in St John's and left with a couple of news articles.

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Dust and pollen damaging property and cars?
Come on, people, you really have it easy in this Country.
God blesses you.
He should change shirts more often, otherwise we could think he took WN's for a stroll in St John's and left with a couple of news articles. Please see: http://www.worcester news.co.uk/news/1141 0729.Calls_for_post_ box_in_area_of_St_Jo hn__39_s_for_those_w ho_are__quot_isolate d_quot_/?ref=mr Dust and pollen damaging property and cars? Come on, people, you really have it easy in this Country. God blesses you. mauro balbino
  • Score: 5

10:31am Fri 15 Aug 14

Tobster says...

Dust and pollen doesn't damage cars, it makes them dirty.

'Damage' consists of defects caused to a vehicle that can't be simply washed off; such as what happens to the suspension when Cllr Udall gets into one.
Dust and pollen doesn't damage cars, it makes them dirty. 'Damage' consists of defects caused to a vehicle that can't be simply washed off; such as what happens to the suspension when Cllr Udall gets into one. Tobster
  • Score: 12

10:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

liketoknow says...

they need pollarding.
they need pollarding. liketoknow
  • Score: 1

11:02am Fri 15 Aug 14

Battenhall says...

It's sad when an
It's sad when an Battenhall
  • Score: 2

11:03am Fri 15 Aug 14

Battenhall says...

It's sad when an arti
It's sad when an arti Battenhall
  • Score: 0

10:52pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Piccolo says...

Thant's right, Jab - learned a lot from you over the years: never use one word when 10 will do.
Thant's right, Jab - learned a lot from you over the years: never use one word when 10 will do. Piccolo
  • Score: 1

11:02pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Jabbadad says...

Well piccolo when you only knowingly understand the meaning of one word you can't use ten.
Well piccolo when you only knowingly understand the meaning of one word you can't use ten. Jabbadad
  • Score: -2

10:51pm Mon 18 Aug 14

The Villan says...

Blimey! I think the councillor could do with some trimming for his own good health.
Blimey! I think the councillor could do with some trimming for his own good health. The Villan
  • Score: 8

9:41am Tue 19 Aug 14

MJI says...

I thought he was a crime lord from Tatooine.
I thought he was a crime lord from Tatooine. MJI
  • Score: 3

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