Get­ting rid of trees ‘is good’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

KEEP on cut­ting.

That’s the mes­sage from Bill Sut­ton to con­struc­tion work­ers who have chain­sawed trees and veg­e­ta­tion at the Drovers round­about and be­yond.

Mr Sut­ton, a coach driver, doesn’t care much for res­i­dents concerned about los­ing their ‘green’ bed­room views.

“I also don’t give two hoots about bird nest­ing prob­lems and home­less rab­bits,” said Mr Sut­ton, of Bee­cholme Drive, Ken­ning­ton. “I’m more concerned about peo­ple’s safety.”

The 65-year-old, who has been driv­ing big ve­hi­cles since he was 18 in the Army, also reck­ons KCC’s pledge to re­land­scape the area would be a big mis­take.

He said: “When you en­ter a round­about or roads ahead that are heav­ily screened with veg­e­ta­tion it’s very dan­ger­ous.

“Ve­hi­cles like the one I drive are some 60 feet long and have lit­tle time to brake when en­ter­ing a round­about.

“They have very lit­tle time to ad­just as cars come speed­ing round these blind spots be­cause of the screened veg­e­ta­tion. You don’t see them un­til it’s too late – that’s very dan­ger­ous.

“Now the Drover’s veg­e­ta­tion has been cut down it’s so much safer for ev­ery­body – road users, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans.

“In my opin­ion all round­abouts should be cleared of all trees and bushes.

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