I cried all day when my favourite tree was cut down. I was depressed for weeks during the whole process from notification through futile meetings, agonising delays, the gradual destruction of beautiful mature, healthy trees along the street changing its very nature.
I felt powerless to protect my environment, to feel heard! I don’t promote it but I can understand why some people resort to violence. (spare a thought for the war- torn regions of the world.)
My request is for people to follow the first rules of conflict resolution: listen to both sides and negotiate a way forward to accommodate the needs of all.
Brooklands Crescent, S10