Published 14th August 2020
When the current administration took office last summer, there was a lot of concern about the number of street trees being removed by the council. One of the first things we did was to stop all tree felling except in exceptional circumstances, such as where damaged trees posed a danger or were fatally diseased. Cllr Carole Mulroney (as cabinet member for Environment & Planning) promised a review of the council’s overall tree policy , with the intention introducing a new policy better suited to the environment we want to maintain and improve.
As part of the administration’s commitment to fulfilling that promise and listening to residents’ views, the council has issued a draft of its ideas for the new policy ideas and invites residents to comment on it. This public consultation is open to all residents and will run until 9 October 2020. The results will be published in the early 2021 and the new policy voted on for implementation soon after that.
You can read the draft new policy at: https://yoursay.southend.gov.uk/…/widg…/15211/documents/5812 and then complete the consultation form at https://yoursay.southend.gov.uk/tree-policy-consultation