Sad to say the police have not identified the culprits who demolished three young and recently planted saplings on the London Road – despite a CCTV camera being nearby.
They have trawled through the footage – l am told – and of course l have no idea how the lens inside this ‘watch-point’ works. Does it click from side to side or is it fixed in one direction?
The good news is that B&NES Parks Department is in the process of sourcing new trees.
The scheme to green the top end of London Road and build new pavements was welcomed by businesses and residents who had to put up with a fair bit of inconvenience while the work was carried out.
Many shops have also brightened their own frontages and one hopes the new trees will soon be in place.
Any greening of this dangerously polluted road has to be welcomed. The trees are the city’s lungs.