Parish Council Approve Tree Survey

The 'Go ahead' Given for Village Tree Survey

Approved Survey

Formby Parish Council have approved funds for a full tree survey for the 5 trees in Formby Village scheduled for removal by Sefton Council due to health and safety concerns.

A new date has been set by Sefton Council, the 19th of February for the removal of the three large horse chestnut trees with another 2 slated to be removed later this year or next as part of a phased removal.  However the protests in the village has given time for an independent survey to be carried out.  Chief Executive of Sefton Council Margaret Carney has agreed to consider the independent report commissioned tonight Tuesday the 6th of February.

The Parish Council have chosen BHA Trees Ltd Arboricultural consultants, who can list amongst their clients the Royal Household and the Highways Agency.  They are equipped to carry out a full suite of tests on the trees and carry all the necessary qualifications to give a full risk assessment.  The survey will be carried out on the 12th of February, we understand a report can be prepared for the following day to meet the 13th of February deadline set by Sefton Council.

Fingers crossed it will be good news.  Well done to the residents who made this possible.