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Members of the public are welcome at the Parish Council meeting tonight when the felling of the vill


A very crowded meeting is expected tonight at the Formby Parish Council meeting which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and you should attend if the felling of our trees in the village is something that you care about.


All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend the next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council, which will be held at Formby Library, Duke Street, Formby, on Tuesday 6 February 2018, at 7.00pm.


Agenda

1.0 To receive Apologies....

3.0 Public Forum (the meeting will be adjourned for this item)....etc

7.4 To receive a verbal report regarding the planned removal of the Chapel Lane trees and to determine whether further technical evaluation should take place and provide funding for that purpose.

8.0 To authorise Payments...etc


Councillor Maria Bennett spoke directly with The Chief Executive last week, Margaret Carney, who said: "I can confirm that no felling will take place this week. This is to enable me to have further conversations on the way forward to ensure that the health and safety risk is mitigated whilst responding to the concerns of residents."


There will be more news as we get it, but it is understood that Formby Parish Council has put the issue of the trees on their Agenda for next weeks full Council Meeting on Tuesday and will discuss funding a full and independent report on the Chapel Lane trees.



The Formby Parish Council meeting tonight at Formby Library. Members of the public are welcome to discuss any local issues they may be concerned about.


Formby Library, Duke Street, Formby, on Tuesday 6th February 2018, at 7.00pm.


Here are some photos taken on 2nd August 2017 whereby you can clearly see the trees in question in all their beautiful glory looking anything but diseased and dead! We need to do everything we can to save these trees.

Our Village Trees

by Joan Rimmer (1/2/18)

For a hundred years they've stood there,

Majestic and supreme,

Enhancement to our Village,

A true arboreal dream.

Through two world wars they flourished,

Growing stronger every day,

Lovingly trimmed and tended

By the powers of yesterday.

Then suddenly the bombshell

From the present powers that be

Who said the trees were dying,

They must cut down every tree.

"Oh, no they're not" we shouted,

"They've flowered every year,

Borne conkers for the children,

And our love for them is clear".

Dead branches just need pruning

And they'll live for years and years,

Such haste, no consultation

Aroused the public's fears.

With just one day to save them

The people all appeared,

In pouring rain we stood there

and stopped what we had feared.

The next day men came back again

And also so did we

And tried for an injunction

And surrounded every tree.

There'd been no proper survey,

So we got a short reprieve

And a statement from the council

That all their men must leave.

And now we wait and wonder

At the folly of it all,

And hope and pray our trees will stay,

So proud and strong and tall.

We Know there is no danger

If the dead wood's cut away,

They'll thrive and grow and blossom

For untold years each May.

They'll be a splendid legacy

For a future still unborn,

Nature's lasting treasures

One every waking morn.

Joan Rimmer (1/2/18)

The Formby Parish Council meeting tonight at Formby Library. Members of the public are welcome to discuss any local issues they may be concerned about including the felling of these trees.


Meeting at Formby Library, Duke Street, Formby, on Tuesday 6th February 2018, at 7.00pm.

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