|Save the Trees in Normand Park!|
Park Friends appeal for help with email campaign
The Friends of Normand Park are making an urgent appeal to local people to support their campaign to save a row of 31 trees adjoining the Lillie Road park.
The Friends' spokeswoman, Annette Albert explains: " The trees form a boundary between Queens Club Gardens and Normand Park - they are mature, beautiful and in an area with a dearth of greenery we need every tree we can get.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council is so far supporting the campaign. The council arboriculturalist has visited the threatened tress, and objects to cutting them down as the professional view is that these are middle aged trees and seem to be in good condition: 27 poplars, 1 sycamore, 1 plane and 2 Norway maples.
The trees are the highest in the area, visible from Normand Road, and are of value to the park users and to the residents in the Queen's Club Gardens flats.
On 4 September the council took out Tree Preservation Order T/365/08/09 and will spend just 28 days considering whether to confirm the order, or drop it and allow the trees to be cut down. Anyone affected by the order (such as users of Normand Park) has until 20th October to register any comments. Comments must comply with all these regulations:
- Be in writing
Comments must be sent to:
Friends of Normand Park have their own page on Facebook, which you can find simply by logging on and searching for them by name.
September 16, 2009