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messageThe Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic 30 October, 2019 08:43

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.
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messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic 30 October, 2019 09:40

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 30 October, 2019 16:25

This needs a leg up

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 30 October, 2019 16:29

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

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by KidKruger 30 October, 2019 16:53

Why donít they just demolish the footbridge ?

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic 30 October, 2019 17:13

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 30 October, 2019 17:15

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 30 October, 2019 18:27

signed the petition

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Angelina 30 October, 2019 19:42

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 31 October, 2019 07:09

Iíve just signed- very important to preserve our natural trees

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by hpsaucey 31 October, 2019 13:10

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 31 October, 2019 17:38

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 01 November, 2019 13:25

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 01 November, 2019 15:22

Just a few more signatures required to reach the 2000 target

✍🏼

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic 03 November, 2019 09:25

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 05 November, 2019 12:08

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 05 November, 2019 12:44

so what now?
They just continue anyway?

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic 05 November, 2019 14:26

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 07 November, 2019 14:34

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 07 November, 2019 16:53

Brilliant brilliant news !

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by first mate 07 November, 2019 17:43

Yes, fantastic.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Penguin68 07 November, 2019 18:07

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 08 November, 2019 11:28

I fear this is a good point.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by cidersioux 08 November, 2019 12:17

Signed

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Eggybread 10 November, 2019 20:55

Done

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Metallic 12 November, 2019 14:22

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 2019:11:12:14:49:47 by Metallic.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by Sue 12 November, 2019 15:25

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 12 November, 2019 20:00

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:11:13:15:09:34 by hpsaucey.

messageRe: The Cox's Walk footbridge Oak trees
Posted by taper 13 November, 2019 11:33

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 13 November, 2019 11:34

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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