Getting rid of trees ‘is good’
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.