People Power Should Prevail on Bridge Street Trees

Last year the Tory controlled City Council announced plans to remove a 1/3 of tress from Bridge Street. In response, the Liberal Democrats at the Town Hall launched a petition. Over 190 residents, local business owners and taxpayers signed the petition! Lib Dem councillors then formally presented the petition at a Full Council meeting, leading to the Councils Strong and Supportive Communities Scrutiny Committee (Wednesday 14 September 2011) being informed by then director of Communications Andrew Mackintosh, that they would re-open part of a public consultation into works on Bridge Street which specifically referred to the trees in this area. And the results are now in! Nearly 60% of consultees[…]