Local residents could not stop the cutting that started in front of their houses on Friday 15th Feb 2013 after Council threatened them with Police arrest if they entered the area.
The larger mature Ash trees are about 100 years old and they are healthy.
The original 30 trees to be cut have been reduced to 15 for now as only 4 initial courts are being put in due to protests. Two more will be put in later if there is demand the council said in December.
Many residents of Smalldale Avenue were alarmed in last fortnight as fences went up to start the Beacon Tennis center that is in front of their row of houses. Council had not consulted them with any direct notification (Read resident response below).
Tennis will be played on the new floodlit courts all week round with changing rooms and more provided for this center of tennis – one of 6 Beacon centers for Manchester Lawn Tennis Association announced.
Lack of consultation seems to be happening all through this Alexandra Park Project
with 4000 names on the online and paper petition.
A long time park user who came to the park as a child speaks on the video.
sign petition at http://savealexandraparkstrees.wordpress.com/petition/
Local resident Carolyn Briggs said:
February 15, 2013 at 8:02 am