Rochford residents furious after developer fells tree on St Andrew's Road for third drive

Residents furious after developer fells tree...for a third drive

Residents say the tree, which was 80 years old, should not have been felled

The spot where the lime once stood

First published in Echo News by

OUTRAGED residents have hit out at Essex County Council for allowing a developer to cut down an 80-year-old tree.

The lime tree on the corner of St Andrew’s Road and Hall Road, Rochford, was chopped down before workmen started to install a new drive and dropped kerb to a property in Hall Road.

Residents of St Andrew’s Road said they were not warned of the tree being felled or work starting on the new driveway at the property, owned by Southend developer Brendan O’Hare.

The move to chop down the tree and start the work was approved by the county council’s highways department.

However, in December 2012, Rochford Council refused a planning application by Mr O’Hare on the basis felling the tree would “have a detrimental impact on the character and appearance” of the street.

Resident Alison Savage, 46, claimed residents and the district council should have been consulted before permission was given and demanded the county council replants a mature tree.

She said: “What’s amazing to me is these councils aren’t talking to each other – it’s just barmy.

“Common sense would suggest trees are important, especially as it’s a tree-lined road, and someone should have been consulted.

“It’s a very emotive subject on this street – we have photographic evidence to show the tree was there long before there were any houses here and we want a mature tree put back in.”

District councillor Gillian Lucas Gill said there were no preservation orders on the trees, because the council did not think anyone would want to cut them down.

She added: “One of the homeowners wanted to have yet another dropped kerb and, because the county council owned the highway, it approved the tree being taken down without any recourse to Rochford Council, our arboriculturist or anyone else.

“They’ve been there donkeys’ years and we assumed nobody would want to cut these beautiful trees down but, to prevent it happening again, the council will be putting tree preservation orders on the rest of them because, once they’re gone, they’re gone.”

A spokesman for Essex County Council said: “Essex Highways is in the process of drafting a response to residents who have contacted them regarding this request linked to the vehicle crossing and the removal of a tree in the Rochford area.

“It would not be usual practice for Essex Highways to consult residents or district councils about vehicle crossings on local roads.

“However, Essex Highways understands there may have been some local concerns about this matter.”

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2:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

I care about rayleigh says...

Sad to see trees go - slap a huge fine on them. The workmen should ask for evidence that it is okay to fell a tree. I though there was an automatic preservation order on trees over 50 years old.
Sad to see trees go - slap a huge fine on them. The workmen should ask for evidence that it is okay to fell a tree. I though there was an automatic preservation order on trees over 50 years old. I care about rayleigh
  • Score: 19

2:15pm Mon 14 Apr 14

shoess3 says...

"District councillor Gillian Lucas Gill said there were no preservation orders on the trees, because the council did not think anyone would want to cut them down"... there's the mistake!

I have wads of preservation orders on hundreds of trees on the Garrison from my solicitor. You can't even polish the leaves without gaining permission!
"District councillor Gillian Lucas Gill said there were no preservation orders on the trees, because the council did not think anyone would want to cut them down"... there's the mistake! I have wads of preservation orders on hundreds of trees on the Garrison from my solicitor. You can't even polish the leaves without gaining permission! shoess3
  • Score: 16

2:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Money talks
Money talks Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 13

2:47pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Who_Flung_Dung says...

Listen to yourselves!! Its a bloody tree!
Listen to yourselves!! Its a bloody tree! Who_Flung_Dung
  • Score: -43

2:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Andycal 172D says...

It's a TREE!

They grow - they get old - they come down again!

Get over it!

If that's not enough - go plant some others...
It's a TREE! They grow - they get old - they come down again! Get over it! If that's not enough - go plant some others... Andycal 172D
  • Score: -41

2:49pm Mon 14 Apr 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

myopic idiot
myopic idiot CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -7

3:03pm Mon 14 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Funny how they like to moan about cars blocking their roads, then they moan when somebody does something about it.
Funny how they like to moan about cars blocking their roads, then they moan when somebody does something about it. CarnMountification
  • Score: 3

3:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sensible Man says...

Who_Flung_Dung wrote:
Listen to yourselves!! Its a bloody tree!
What a truly stupid comment.
[quote][p][bold]Who_Flung_Dung[/bold] wrote: Listen to yourselves!! Its a bloody tree![/p][/quote]What a truly stupid comment. Sensible Man
  • Score: 1

3:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sensible Man says...

Andycal 172D wrote:
It's a TREE!

They grow - they get old - they come down again!

Get over it!

If that's not enough - go plant some others...
What a truly stupid comment number 2.
[quote][p][bold]Andycal 172D[/bold] wrote: It's a TREE! They grow - they get old - they come down again! Get over it! If that's not enough - go plant some others...[/p][/quote]What a truly stupid comment number 2. Sensible Man
  • Score: 15

3:14pm Mon 14 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

hardly a detrimental impact, with all the new build coming.....
hardly a detrimental impact, with all the new build coming..... pembury53
  • Score: -10

3:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

shoess3 says...

The effect of felling a large, old tree should be underestimated. They improve streets and make an otherwise boring road much nicer. Sounds like they didn't appreciate what they had until they lost it!
The effect of felling a large, old tree should be underestimated. They improve streets and make an otherwise boring road much nicer. Sounds like they didn't appreciate what they had until they lost it! shoess3
  • Score: 9

4:06pm Mon 14 Apr 14

essex_al says...

It was an extremely ugly tree. The developer would have being doing the residents a favour if he'd cut down the whole lot!!
It was an extremely ugly tree. The developer would have being doing the residents a favour if he'd cut down the whole lot!! essex_al
  • Score: -19

4:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

essex_al wrote:
It was an extremely ugly tree. The developer would have being doing the residents a favour if he'd cut down the whole lot!!
Looks like they might need to cull the lot, as those roots are causing havoc with the properties along there.
[quote][p][bold]essex_al[/bold] wrote: It was an extremely ugly tree. The developer would have being doing the residents a favour if he'd cut down the whole lot!![/p][/quote]Looks like they might need to cull the lot, as those roots are causing havoc with the properties along there. CarnMountification
  • Score: -8

4:27pm Mon 14 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

Yet again a rule for one and not for others - boy are you lot going to suffer at the elections!
Yet again a rule for one and not for others - boy are you lot going to suffer at the elections! jolllyboy
  • Score: 11

4:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

I agree; it's only a tree and a tree has a life. Plat a new one. You dont want an old one because you need to be continually regrowing them or otherwise they will all die in one hit..

Get over it.

You'd do better to complain about the way the other trees are pruned - that sort of pruning requires 5 years before they look any good.
I agree; it's only a tree and a tree has a life. Plat a new one. You dont want an old one because you need to be continually regrowing them or otherwise they will all die in one hit.. Get over it. You'd do better to complain about the way the other trees are pruned - that sort of pruning requires 5 years before they look any good. Jack222
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Devils Advocate says...

Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys."
However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war!
You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years!
Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys." However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war! You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 4

5:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

John Bull 40 says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Andycal 172D wrote:
It's a TREE!

They grow - they get old - they come down again!

Get over it!

If that's not enough - go plant some others...
What a truly stupid comment number 2.
Why do you call yourself sensible?
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andycal 172D[/bold] wrote: It's a TREE! They grow - they get old - they come down again! Get over it! If that's not enough - go plant some others...[/p][/quote]What a truly stupid comment number 2.[/p][/quote]Why do you call yourself sensible? John Bull 40
  • Score: 5

5:54pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
Sensible Man wrote:
Andycal 172D wrote:
It's a TREE!

They grow - they get old - they come down again!

Get over it!

If that's not enough - go plant some others...
What a truly stupid comment number 2.
Why do you call yourself sensible?
He is being ironic
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andycal 172D[/bold] wrote: It's a TREE! They grow - they get old - they come down again! Get over it! If that's not enough - go plant some others...[/p][/quote]What a truly stupid comment number 2.[/p][/quote]Why do you call yourself sensible?[/p][/quote]He is being ironic Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

7:36pm Mon 14 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys."
However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war!
You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years!
the council do not take responsibility for the damage their trees cause. they require 12 months of evidence before any subsidence claim can advance. you want trees - you can have the council london planes undermining my boundary walls. i'll take my chances with the CO2.
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys." However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war! You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years![/p][/quote]the council do not take responsibility for the damage their trees cause. they require 12 months of evidence before any subsidence claim can advance. you want trees - you can have the council london planes undermining my boundary walls. i'll take my chances with the CO2. profondo asbo
  • Score: -3

8:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys."
However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war!
You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years!
Can you not make a point without quoting a term regarded as a racial slur (if not worse)
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys." However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war! You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years![/p][/quote]Can you not make a point without quoting a term regarded as a racial slur (if not worse) ThisYear
  • Score: -15

8:34pm Mon 14 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

80? it had a good innings!!
80? it had a good innings!! iknowbetter
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mattster says...

I'm all for preserving trees but looking at historic streetview pictures the tree was not much more than a heavily coppiced trunk.
I'm all for preserving trees but looking at historic streetview pictures the tree was not much more than a heavily coppiced trunk. Mattster
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mattster says...

Mattster wrote:
I'm all for preserving trees but looking at historic streetview pictures the tree was not much more than a heavily coppiced trunk.
I meant of course pollarding.
[quote][p][bold]Mattster[/bold] wrote: I'm all for preserving trees but looking at historic streetview pictures the tree was not much more than a heavily coppiced trunk.[/p][/quote]I meant of course pollarding. Mattster
  • Score: 2

10:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

the tree ain't coming back. anyone got the number of the chainsaw happy developer?
the tree ain't coming back. anyone got the number of the chainsaw happy developer? profondo asbo
  • Score: -6

10:36pm Mon 14 Apr 14

profondo asbo says...

got nimby waste of spaces?

got jim henson?
got nimby waste of spaces? got jim henson? profondo asbo
  • Score: -4

11:43pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Devils Advocate says...

ThisYear wrote:
Devils Advocate wrote:
Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys."
However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war!
You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years!
Can you not make a point without quoting a term regarded as a racial slur (if not worse)
Come on ThisYear. I hope that is tongue in cheek.
It is regarded as a racial slur by me, as well you know.
What I have tried to do, sadly it seems, without much success, is to point out that the real "Do as they likeys" are the ones in power in our town halls. They take far more liberties than any other class of people I know, that is, apart from the super rich who believe they create wealth for everyone. Sadly they don't, but they pay little regard for the millions of ordinary everyday people who keep us all rolling along.
I have told you before, I have no quarrel with the people you stand up for. Or are you too in a class of your own and disrespect all others?
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys." However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war! You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years![/p][/quote]Can you not make a point without quoting a term regarded as a racial slur (if not worse)[/p][/quote]Come on ThisYear. I hope that is tongue in cheek. It is regarded as a racial slur by me, as well you know. What I have tried to do, sadly it seems, without much success, is to point out that the real "Do as they likeys" are the ones in power in our town halls. They take far more liberties than any other class of people I know, that is, apart from the super rich who believe they create wealth for everyone. Sadly they don't, but they pay little regard for the millions of ordinary everyday people who keep us all rolling along. I have told you before, I have no quarrel with the people you stand up for. Or are you too in a class of your own and disrespect all others? Devils Advocate
  • Score: 3

11:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Devils Advocate says...

profondo asbo,
Don't quite get your analogy.

You have Plane trees undermining your property. I would expect they were planted subsequent to your property being planted, so the Council, if that is who planted them, should take the responsibility for their actions. I may have precisely the same problem with a closely planted tree at my property. It is an ash which was planted years after my property so we will see.
But, what we are talking about here is a tree which was removed for the sake of a driveway, or have I missed something?
The Council planted miles of trees in my local park but are removing the majority including the park's rose garden, for new housing to be built.
You have taken your chances with CO2 and, it seems, you, your children and my children are to pay the price for what has been done. That is more important to you? So be it.
profondo asbo, Don't quite get your analogy. You have Plane trees undermining your property. I would expect they were planted subsequent to your property being planted, so the Council, if that is who planted them, should take the responsibility for their actions. I may have precisely the same problem with a closely planted tree at my property. It is an ash which was planted years after my property so we will see. But, what we are talking about here is a tree which was removed for the sake of a driveway, or have I missed something? The Council planted miles of trees in my local park but are removing the majority including the park's rose garden, for new housing to be built. You have taken your chances with CO2 and, it seems, you, your children and my children are to pay the price for what has been done. That is more important to you? So be it. Devils Advocate
  • Score: 2

7:31am Tue 15 Apr 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Is nothing to do with the tree its about some idiot who thinks he is somebody.Cant stop laughing as the property in Hall Road sky dives when the new houses are built.
Is nothing to do with the tree its about some idiot who thinks he is somebody.Cant stop laughing as the property in Hall Road sky dives when the new houses are built. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

10:33am Tue 15 Apr 14

cg1blue says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys." However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war! You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years!
I think your last paragraph is a little extreme, suggesting the world will end in 10 years. But in general I have to agree. There is a reason why humans co-exist with trees and plants. We are reliant on each other. By chopping down trees we are slowly choking ourselves.
There should be rules around this. Perhaps the developer who wanted the tree taken down should have to pay for new trees to be planted in another area.
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Of course, people should realise that the council fine others for felling trees. They themselves are "Do as you likeys." However, more intelligent people than trolls have long been arguing the simple fact that trees are symbiotic to the human race. We take in oxygen and return Carbon Dioxide. Trees breathe carbon dioxide and give out Oxygen. For those that think their car is God, look at the deforestation and the rise in CO2, you think that's a coincidence? Then look at the measured O2 levels over Orly airport before and after one 747 aeroplane takes off. Now look at the fact that the consensus between the UK and the USA is that the population needs to be reduced by 82% for the human race to survive. This is one of the reasons that Camoron keeps looking for a major war! You cocksure morons that spout "It's a tree! Get over it!" May feel a little different when you discover that it is not just "A tree!" It is the reason your children and their children will probably not survive the next ten years![/p][/quote]I think your last paragraph is a little extreme, suggesting the world will end in 10 years. But in general I have to agree. There is a reason why humans co-exist with trees and plants. We are reliant on each other. By chopping down trees we are slowly choking ourselves. There should be rules around this. Perhaps the developer who wanted the tree taken down should have to pay for new trees to be planted in another area. cg1blue
  • Score: 4

10:38am Tue 15 Apr 14

cg1blue says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Is nothing to do with the tree its about some idiot who thinks he is somebody.Cant stop laughing as the property in Hall Road sky dives when the new houses are built.
Why do you find it funny that people in Hall road will have their properties devalued? Just curious.
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Is nothing to do with the tree its about some idiot who thinks he is somebody.Cant stop laughing as the property in Hall Road sky dives when the new houses are built.[/p][/quote]Why do you find it funny that people in Hall road will have their properties devalued? Just curious. cg1blue
  • Score: 3

2:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Broadwaywatch says...

cg1blue wrote:
CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Is nothing to do with the tree its about some idiot who thinks he is somebody.Cant stop laughing as the property in Hall Road sky dives when the new houses are built.
Why do you find it funny that people in Hall road will have their properties devalued? Just curious.
I would also like to know why you find it so funny
[quote][p][bold]cg1blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Is nothing to do with the tree its about some idiot who thinks he is somebody.Cant stop laughing as the property in Hall Road sky dives when the new houses are built.[/p][/quote]Why do you find it funny that people in Hall road will have their properties devalued? Just curious.[/p][/quote]I would also like to know why you find it so funny Broadwaywatch
  • Score: 1

9:58pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Southend Badman says...

Its a fukin tree. These people must have no worries in life if they are complaining about a tree. Sounds like Kim Gandys family.
Its a fukin tree. These people must have no worries in life if they are complaining about a tree. Sounds like Kim Gandys family. Southend Badman
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Wed 16 Apr 14

cg1blue says...

Southend Badman wrote:
Its a fukin tree. These people must have no worries in life if they are complaining about a tree. Sounds like Kim Gandys family.
It's not about that one tree. Try to think of the bigger picture. Let me know if you need any help with that.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Badman[/bold] wrote: Its a fukin tree. These people must have no worries in life if they are complaining about a tree. Sounds like Kim Gandys family.[/p][/quote]It's not about that one tree. Try to think of the bigger picture. Let me know if you need any help with that. cg1blue
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Devils Advocate says...

cg1blue wrote:
Southend Badman wrote:
Its a fukin tree. These people must have no worries in life if they are complaining about a tree. Sounds like Kim Gandys family.
It's not about that one tree. Try to think of the bigger picture. Let me know if you need any help with that.
And can't talk without being obscene, it seems!
[quote][p][bold]cg1blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Badman[/bold] wrote: Its a fukin tree. These people must have no worries in life if they are complaining about a tree. Sounds like Kim Gandys family.[/p][/quote]It's not about that one tree. Try to think of the bigger picture. Let me know if you need any help with that.[/p][/quote]And can't talk without being obscene, it seems! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 2

12:14am Thu 17 Apr 14

smiffy22 says...

It seems street trees are being removed or wrecked all over the town. The chavvy are getting their way slowly but surely and removing all our greenery. Quite why they want a cement and brick chav-town is a mystery, but I suppose as long as they can get from work to EastEnders/Coronatio
n street to pub and back that's all they want really. God forbid they should get a drop of sap on their precious BMW paintwork!
Ah well. Time to find a less depressing place to live.
Smiffy22
It seems street trees are being removed or wrecked all over the town. The chavvy are getting their way slowly but surely and removing all our greenery. Quite why they want a cement and brick chav-town is a mystery, but I suppose as long as they can get from work to EastEnders/Coronatio n street to pub and back that's all they want really. God forbid they should get a drop of sap on their precious BMW paintwork! Ah well. Time to find a less depressing place to live. Smiffy22 smiffy22
  • Score: 2

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