Pegasus Post: January 02, 2018

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Tuesday January 2 2018

Your Local Views

COMMUNITY NEWS

Readers respond to the

article regarding two

large trees in the former

Redcliffs School grounds

that may be cut down after

the city council declined

to give them protected

status

Jan Simpson – We strongly

believe that the two lovely old

trees in the original Redcliffs

School grounds should be given

protected status. I do not know

the criteria for protection of

worthwhile trees but on our

property on Beachville Rd we

have inherited a protected tree

which we have tried to have

removed from the list. It is a

nonsense – an old, unhealthy,

ngaio tree with unsightly dead

branches. Ngaios are poisonous

weeds and a tree such as this,

very close to our house should

not be protected, unlike the two

lovely old trees in the former

Redcliffs School. Playgrounds

benefit from trees like these.

Retain them please.

Bobby Phuong – I believe

the trees should be given protected

status. They have been

there for so long and are part

of the land now, not to mention

beautiful. If there are configurations

that allow the trees to be

retained then there’s no reason at

all for their removal.

Dan Salisbury – Please

LANDSCAPE: An oak tree at the former Redcliffs School may be chopped down when the city council develops playing

fields on the site. While Avondale’s Maree Ross says she wants the overgrown mess on the property next to her home

cleared.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

keep the oak and elm on the old

Redcliffs School site. It sounds

like they can be accommodated

into any new plans. The trees add

so much.

Readers also respond

to the update about

the overgrown section

in Avondale

Helen Young – Make a

complaint to the city council to it

being a fire risk. I did that when

the neighbours had grass up to

the top of the fence 2m high.

They were made to cut it down

and keep it to a low height as

a fire risk. It’s worth a try even

if it is the city council with the

problem.

Daniel Leadley – Why

should the city council be

expected to look after a privatelyowned

section? I cut the berm

down for this lady about

two years ago the site was bad

then hate to think how bad it is

now.

Karen Bullock – Typical.

The city council doesn’t want to

help.

Nicky Kidd – The city

council will end up getting

someone in to do it and

send them a bill. The section

owners are lazy. Grow up and

take responsibility of your

section.

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