We need to check our trees and drains of­ten

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS - David Soo Chel­tenham

✒ NOT long ago a lady men­tioned in your letters sec­tion that many drains in Chel­tenham were blocked with weeds grow­ing out, just past Pittville Gates head­ing to­wards Pittville round­about.

On the left hand side is Bad­hams phar­macy and there is a tree and drain.

Ev­ery time we have heavy rain, the blocked drain has made a pud­dle so large that it cov­ered one sec­tion of the pave­ment and peo­ple had to walk around it.

In the end I got a shovel, cleared the dirt and un­blocked the grille in the cover to drain most of the water.

Re­gard­ing the tree, of­ten I have phoned the coun­cil to trim the side of it as it is a dan­ger for cy­clists rid­ing in the dark.

If what I hear is right, that the coun­cil wants to plant more trees, can we get ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple to run these de­part­ments like we did many many years ago, who checked them reg­u­larly, and who will be pre­pared for the many new trees?

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