On 21 December, residents of Den Bank Drive returned from work to discover that a tree had been removed without warning from a grass verge on the street.
A card was left to say that the tree was dead, although according to residents it had full blossom last Spring.
Further enquiries to Street Force reveal that the tree had been inspected earlier on in the year and was diagnosed as infected. There is no budget available to pay for a replacement tree in the current financial year.
Den Bank Drive resident Mark Shipman commented: “I am upset that the tree was removed without any communication until afterwards.”