Just before I went on holiday, I helped with the planting of three new trees on the green in front of Lee Crescent.
As a Councillor, and former Constituency Chairman, I’ve been involved in lots of tree plantings across the whole constituency over the years – from Cannon Hill Park to Woodgate Valley. But what happened this time is a first. Just three weeks after the trees were planted, they were stolen.
In order to guard against vandalism, they were semi-mature and well staked, so the theft could not have been opportunist. This was clearly a pre-meditated and well organised crime. Very disappointing for local residents who had successfully bid for the money to plant the trees.