Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett gets to root of problem on Cr

Veronica Bennett



A Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Councillor has gotten to the root of a problem on a quiet residential road.

 
Blundellsands Ward Labour Councillor Veronica Bennett contacted Sefton Council's Tree and Woodland Development department to report a woeful looking tree on Ivanhoe Road.
 
Tree and Woodland Development officers investigated and found that the tree was dead.
 
As the tree was planted in early 2011, it still falls within the guarantee so will be replaced free of charge.
 
Cllr Bennett said: "People are very concerned about the condition of the trees lining our roads, so when someone contacted me about the tree on Ivanhoe Road, I immediately took a look myself.
 
"One of the trees in particular didn't look healthy. The Tree and Woodland Development department confirmed that the tree is indeed dead and that it will be replaced free of charge as the tree is still under guarantee from the supplier.
 
"It will be replaced in the winter during the next round of replanting."
 
Cllr Bennett said it was important that people reported anything of concern in the community.
 
Cllr Bennett said: "Crosby and Blundellsands is a lovely place to live. Despite the huge budget cuts, we need to make sure it stays that way.
 
"That's why it was good that the experts from the Tree and Woodland Development department  were on hand to find that the tree was in need of replacement in enough time to benefit from the guarantee."