|Borough Council Refused to Protect These Trees|
In the meantime local campaigners have been disappointed that Eastleigh Borough Council did not see fit to confirm a tree preservation order which would have given Lily a degree of formal protection. Campaigners in favour of the tree are now understandably concerned that public opinion is once again the only defence against the original plans to cut Lily down. Communities across the country are planting trees to celebrate the Royal Jubilee. It would be tragic if Hedge End was to go the other way and cut down a tree in Jubilee year.
Clarification is needed, and I have asked for an update at Thursday's Finance and Administration Committee.
The committee will also approve the Town Council's monthly expenditure, receive an update on the new storage building for grounds maintenance equipment at Pavilion Road, and discuss leasing arrangements with the St Luke's Pharmacy.