Oooops another street tree blunder ……

Comments & complaint from Jennie Street of Totley…. welcome to the New Year!!

Dear Cllr Fox and Andrew Walshaw

I never cease to be amazed at the cynicism of you councillors and officers in your attitude to the people who pay council tax to keep the city going and pay your salaries and who vote for you.

The information about the (deliberately?) confusing web link address for the tree survey of the The Grove Totley that you gave was no better than the original one sent in the letter. The web link was simply not available.

What you failed to tell any resident of The Grove was that you had set a very short deadline for submitting responses. Cllr Fox – your letter was not dated, nor did it give a deadline date for completion of the survey. When people went to try and log on it said the consultation period had finished. The notices on the trees said there is a two week deadline – but a date was not given!!!!!

A two week deadline at Christmas! What is the hurry? Is it because you actually don’t want to have any comments so you can do exactly as you please?

This is utterly cynical and I request you now to re-open the consultation for the trees issue on The Grove, Totley and that you accept comments by email.

BELOW IS MY RESPONSE TO THE COUNCIL WANTING TO “REPLACE” SOME TREES ON THE GROVE TOTLEY.

The trees on The Grove are perfectly healthy. The fact that their roots have lifted the grass verges is not a problem. They do not cause any obstruction nor do they make a problem for the pavements, which are still totally accessible. They are in fact beautiful trees.

I DO NOT AGREE THAT ANY OF THE TREES ON THE GROVE NEED FELLING. THEY SHOULD NOT BE FELLED. IT IS NOT NECESSARY.

Please reply to me to acknowledge that you:-

1. have taken my response into consideration
2. you will extend the period of consultation
3. that you will inform the residents of the Grove that you have done this.

Please hit “Reply to All” when you reply so that all those copied in also are kept in the loop.

Yours sincerely
Jennie Street

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