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Chapel Lane remains closed today whilst tree cutting continues

Chapel Lane remains closed to vehicles today whilst tree cutting continues in our village.

Only one tree is being cut down whilst others are being pruned.

The felling of the one agreed tree took place today on Chapel Lane in Formby when Council workmen scaled the tree and chopped it.

Workmen also pruned dead branches off a second tree today, outside Cassidy's and ended up pruning a lot more than first expected as seen in the photo below.

One of the workmen on site said: "The branches were a lot more damaged than first thought, the inside of the branch was very soft and had deteriorated, so we had to cut the large branch completely off."

The large branch removed today on the tree outside Cassidy's Fruit & Veg shop,

by Sefton Council in the 'pruning of our trees'.

Here you can see the large branch that has now been removed.

This is the tree that has now been felled as you can see in the photos below.

Chapel Lane remained closed today whilst the tree felling took place.

A way forward was agreed two weeks ago with Sefton Council regarding the Chapel Lane Trees in Formby. A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “As promised, a discussion has now taken place involving Sefton Council’s own internal tree experts and the author of the independent report into the condition of trees in Formby Village to consider the inspection findings in more detail."

“As there are still some differences in expert opinions, we have come to a mutual short term position. The experts agree that one tree needs to be felled and we will undertake essential health and safety work on two others involving the removal and pruning of dead branches. All trees will be inspected in Spring time to determine the next steps. We will however monitor the impact of any adverse weather in case the trees deteriorate more quickly. This work will start from Monday, March 5th."

“It is due to continuous Government funding cuts that the Council only has budget for health and safety work on trees. This was an explicit Council decision as part of a package of measures to balance the budget while prioritising the services that protect the most vulnerable and provide essential services to our communities."

“Therefore, unfortunately we are not able to implement any of the wider recommendations in the report commissioned by the Parish Council. We simply do not have the budget to undertake this type of works and the practical implications of changes to footpaths and winter gritting would need to be carefully assessed."

“We do however recognise that we still need to finalise the longer term prospects for these trees and we will continue to work with Formby Parish Council and the Ward Councillors to consider the implications of the wider recommendations including funding options.”

The photos below are when the residents in Formby Village did a protest because Sefton Council wanted to remove five of our trees.

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