WBC is currently writing a tree strategy which should go through Council in the next couple of months for adoption. I have read the drafts as it was studied by the Climate Change Working Group of which I am a member.
Its purpose is basically to ensure the right trees are growing in the right places and develop policies to help determine the removal and planting of trees. For example, this is likely to see most of the silver birches removed from the heathlands and smaller trees planted in urban areas.
The borough Arboriculturalists have been tasked with compiling a list of planting areas in the borough and have asked help in this task. If you know of an area that would be suitable for trees please would you let me know and I’ll pass on the details.
Unbeknown to me, a suggestion for a change to parking in Brookwood had slipped through the Joint Committee (of which I’m not a Member this year) and into consultation phase. A resident alerted me to it, for which I’m grateful.
Essentially, it is to put double yellow lines opposite the station exit to make it safer for vehicles exiting the station and Sheet’s Heath Lane. I support this.
Unfortunately, the image produced actually removed the two 20 minute bays that were only painted up recently after the 2017 review.
Having contacted the team responsible, they have confirmed that it is a mistake and the two bays will be staying which is a relief.
On Tuesday night I had a preview of a consultation regarding Victoria Arch and the A320 to the south of the arch. There are proposals to make changes and the views of residents are sought.
There are substantial changes proposed here that I suspect many people will think very sensible. There’s full text and a video to watch.
There are a couple of drop-in sessions in Wolsey Place Shopping Centre where members of the project team will be able to answer any questions.
These sessions are:
- Thursday 20 September, 12.30pm to 8pm
- Saturday 29 September, 10am to 4pm
Please follow this link to read more and give your view.
I stopped doing surgeries ages ago because virtually no one turned up and I’m perfectly accessible by other methods if people need my help or advice for any reason.
However, the Heathlands’ Councillors (Cllr Ashall, Cllr Azad and me) have decided to do a few surgeries across the ward this year and our first will be in Brookwood at the large Memorial Hall Committee room on 6th October at 11:00. All three of us will be there and will be available until shortly after midday.