Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A wooded area that has been neglected for years will be having a facelift.
Following years of campaigning the little wooded walkway behind the houses on Cherry Avenue and St Stephens Crescent has finally been identified as belonging to Newham Council.
Officers from Newham are keen to address the issue of the overly tall Poplar trees, overcrowding tree growth, dumping and fly tipping, and work is due to begin within the next 10 days.
They also plan to remove unnecessary, largely broken fencing and open up the walkway.
Residents met with officers from Newham Council on Monday and were told that wildlife will be taken into account and that the reason the work is taking place now is to get the trees reduced or removed before nesting starts.
Julie Morrissey, Labour Cllr for Brentwood South, said: “This is just the perfect result at the end of years of enquiries and discussion. The meeting last night (Monday) was incredibly positive.
“The officers from Newham came to the meeting with the sole intention of listening to local people and being flexible - this they did, and they were.
“I am very much looking forward to monitoring the results, with residents, over the coming months.”