Trees cut down in park without permission

Scott's Park in Wooler. Picture by Jane Coltman
Scott's Park in Wooler. Picture by Jane Coltman

Concerns have been raised once again about trees being cut down in Scott’s Park, on land which belongs to Wooler Parish Council.

At Monday night’s meeting of the council, the chairman, Robert Donkin, told members that more trees had been cut down near to the bowling club.

Initially, councillors were split on the best way to proceed, but Coun Donkin said: “It’s happened two or three times now and we need to do something – where is it going to stop? Otherwise, they’ll say ‘We did a couple last year and the parish council didn’t say anything so we will do another couple this year’.”

It is assumed that the trees were cut down by someone involved with the bowling club and the parish council agreed to write to them to ask whether the club was responsible.

It was also agreed to write to the county council’s trees officer about the incident.

Coun Donkin had met the man who will be carrying out weekly inspections of the play parks and skate park.

There is some work that needs doing at the skate park for which the council is getting an initial quote, while at Scott’s Park, all that needs doing is some repairs to the fencing.

In Bryson’s Park, weeding around the play equipment has already been carried out.

Members are keen to progress plans for a Party in the Park for the Queen’s 90th-birthday celebrations.

The event is set to take place on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, in Scott’s Park and a public meeting is being held on Monday night at 7pm in the Cheviot Centre for anyone interested in helping to organise the event or arranging activities for the day.