The old part of the village has many trees that are protected and owned by our Parish Council. Each year circa £11,000 is allocated to the tree maintenance fund which is meant to be spent on a regular maintenance plan and for the occasional tree that needs emergency work.
From my understanding, over this last election period of 4 years nothing has been done except for emergency work to protect the public.
For example the budget for trees in the last financial year was £10,360 and this year £12,205, we all know that this money isn’t being used for the purpose of tree maintenance and out of interest the allocation is substantially more than the grass maintenance contract.
Therefore, my question is where is this money going? Answer, possibly the URPC investment fund. This means either the existing funding is too great or something needs to be done to the trees with the allocated budget.
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