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21 Nov 2019

Review Mapesbury asphalt and Furness trees decisions William Relton tells Brent Council

William Relton, Green Party  parliamentary candidate for Brent Central is calling on Brent Council to review two actions that were due to be implemented on Monday morning in the night of its Climate Emergency Declaration. William said,
Quite why this is happening so soon after The Climate Emergency Declaration was made is quite staggering.The Climate Emergency Declaration must be more than a public relations stunt. It will only have credibility if residents can see that it affects Brent Council’s every environmental action. I support Mapesbury residents concerned about the detrimental environmental impact of asphalt replacing paving in Dartmouth Road and the people of Furness Road who have managed to delay the cutting down of trees in their road, five of which are outside Furness Primary School. Both cases indicate that the Council is prevented by a bureaucratic interpretation of its own guidelines in making sensible decisions that contribute to   the fight against climate change. 

I call on Brent Council to review both decisions and ensure that all such actions are seen through the lense of the Climate Emergency Declaration. Coincidentally I responded in the comments section of the CED specifically about Brent needing to implement a large scale tree planting programme, and this removal of healthy trees seems to be completely at odds with its own policy.

1 comment:

  1. As one of the people spearheading the campaign to stop the asphalting of Dartmouth Rd's pavements, I commend the Green Party for supporting us and publicising Brent's Highways and Infrastructure Dept's inexplicable decision to rip out good paving (which needs some attention after decades of neglect) and replace it with hideous asphalt - hideous in terms of look, carbon footprint and lack of durability.