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messageThe Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic October 30, 08:43AM

This has just been sent to me again - if you search you will see a petition, just in case the link is edited out. Southwark Council are cutting them down - they pre-date the footbridge!! - because it is easier for them to repair the bridge supports. When we are all fighting against pollution and trying to conserve our natural world for our children it is pretty ripe that the council is actually removing trees that do a great job. There is a tree removal notice on them that says from the beginning of November at some point they are being cut.
[you.38degrees.org.uk]

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic October 30, 09:40AM

It would be a great idea to write to rebecca.lury@southwark.gov.uk as she seems to be the person pushing this.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Captain Marvel October 30, 04:25PM

This needs a leg up

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Jules-and-Boo October 30, 04:29PM

I'll write to her. I hope she has influence

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by KidKruger October 30, 04:53PM

Why donít they just demolish the footbridge ?

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic October 30, 05:13PM

KidKruger Wrote:
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> Why donít they just demolish the footbridge ?

They say it is part of the footpath through and they have to protect the floor of the wood I suppose. Have a look at the petition there is more on there.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic October 30, 05:15PM

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> I'll write to her. I hope she has influence
She is the decision maker on this in the council cabinet.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Sally Eva October 30, 06:27PM

signed the petition

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Angelina October 30, 07:42PM

sign it - AND email her

rebecca.lury@southwark.gov.uk
If she is the one to make the decision to cut them down or find an alternative, then the more emails she gets the better

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Lisa Grace October 31, 07:09AM

Iíve just signed- very important to preserve our natural trees

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by hpsaucey October 31, 01:10PM

Signed petition and emailed. Hard to square the felling with the council's recent tree policy review and their declaration of a climate change emergency.

HP

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Renata Hamvas October 31, 05:38PM

I have contacted one of the tree officers about this and I'm waiting to hear back from him
Renata

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 01, 01:25PM

Renata Hamvas Wrote:
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> I have contacted one of the tree officers about
> this and I'm waiting to hear back from him
> Renata
They won't help if the info on the petition website is correct. They have been overruled by Ms Lury.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by doogleflip November 01, 03:22PM

Just a few more signatures required to reach the 2000 target

✍🏼

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 03, 09:25AM

As I'm now registered for news from this petition I heard there is a banner up. I guess tomorrow will be the cut down day.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 05, 12:08PM

Just looked at the petition - 2,400 signatures. The news is really getting out there!

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Jules-and-Boo November 05, 12:44PM

so what now?
They just continue anyway?

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 05, 02:26PM

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> so what now?
> They just continue anyway?

I think the main protestors have all written to loads of organisations as well as asking the council to re-address the issue. Keep sharing the petition - that is what I have done with everyone I know locally.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 07, 02:34PM

Hot off the press!!!

Helen Hayes tweeted this earlier today:

Pleased to say that following further discussion and representations from me,
@CatherineRose6
&
@AndySimmons10
Southwark Council has agreed to halt the decision to fell two oak trees in Sydenham Hill Woods so that further options can be explored & community engagement take place.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Jules-and-Boo November 07, 04:53PM

Brilliant brilliant news !

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by first mate November 07, 05:43PM

Yes, fantastic.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Penguin68 November 07, 06:07PM

I suspect that as soon as the election is over and Labour safely reelected in this constituency the trees will be gone.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by first mate November 08, 11:28AM

I fear this is a good point.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by cidersioux November 08, 12:17PM

Signed

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Eggybread November 10, 08:55PM

Done

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 12, 02:22PM

I'm sorry the message from Southwark Highways was recalled so it can't be published on here



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was november 12, 02:49pm by Metallic.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Sue November 12, 03:25PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> I suspect that as soon as the election is over and
> Labour safely reelected in this constituency the
> trees will be gone.


Helen Hayes is a brilliant MP, and if she is on the case I doubt that will happen without a very good reason.

Although, this is basically a council matter, isn't it?

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by hpsaucey November 12, 08:00PM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was november 13, 03:09pm by hpsaucey.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by taper November 13, 11:33AM

Southwark just announced they have paused plans to fell the trees. Looking at alternative solutions.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic November 13, 11:34AM

hpsaucey Wrote:
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> Substance of email:
>
>
> Dear Sir/Madam
>
> Thank you for emailing us your concerns regarding
> the proposed felling of the Oak trees adjacent to
> Coxís Walk Footbridge. We wholly understand and
> appreciate your concerns, and in light of the
> issues raised we have decided to put the planned
> works on hold in order for an independent
> consultant to undertake a further evaluation of
> possible practical alternatives to the current
> proposed works.
>
> During this time no works to the trees or the
> footbridge will take place. Local residents,
> campaigners and stakeholders will be contacted
> again in the near future to be advised on the next
> steps in the process.
>
> All of the comments that have been made to date
> will also be logged and added to the consultation
> feedback. It is intended that a fact sheet will be
> sent out in the very near future that will address
> all of the concerns raised so far. This will be
> sent to all those that have provided comments and
> is intended to ensure that everyone is aware of
> the current situation and has the same level of
> information.
>
> I would like to thank you for your interest in the
> protection of these trees.
>
> If you should have any further queries on the
> above, please contact highways@southwark.gov.uk
> although as mentioned we will be contacting you
> again with a fact sheet.
>
>
> Regards
>
>
>
> Dale Foden
> Head of Highways (Acting)

They asked for it not to be made public.

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