Trees again

Earlier this week, we reported that a Lewisham College lime tree was about to join The Elizabeth Oak in Greenwich Park and the tree that used to stand atop One Tree Hill on the list of famous ex-trees.

Having read the feedback in reposnse to that article, which detailed Lewisham Council's proposal to cut it down and replace it, officers from the Council have offered to meet with Cllr Dean Walton and some Brockley Central readers to discuss the plans and talk about the Council's wider strategy for managing trees in the area, which is clearly a topic that many who live here feel very strongly about.

We think this is a very positive gesture on their part and shows that your views are being read and reflected on by the Council. Invariably, these issues are more complicated than we reduce them to, so the start of a dialogue about this case and the wider issues it represents is a good first step.

The meeting would be on-site in the early morning, around 7.30am, in order to allow people to get to work afterwards. It will take place in early April, before the scheduled felling of the tree.

If you would like to attend the discussion, please email Brockley Nick at the usual address and we will put forward some names to the Council. If we are oversubscribed, Brockley Central will pick 2-3 people to attend. We will also report on the meeting, for the benefit of all BC readers.