Troublesome tree finally removed
NURSERY Nurses at a Royston day care centre have expressed their relief after contractors finally removed a tree that caused problems with parking.
A dead tree that stood in a garden opposite the Orchards Day Nursery in Kneesworth Street had branches blown off by 80mph winds on Wednesday last week, scattering them across parking bays used by parents.
It was the latest in a long line of problems the tree has caused the centre, including when a branch landed on the windscreen of a car, causing damage.
Contractors from Herts Highways finally began work to remove the tree on Monday (November 15).
Gemma Barrett, deputy manager at the centre, said: “I’m very pleased that Hertfordshire county council or Hertfordshire highways have taken our compliant seriously and acted very promptly.
You may also want to watch:
“We had been told by North Herts District Council to warn people against using the parking bays. If a branch would have struck a person it could have done serious damage.
“When the tree hit the car (on October 1), it made such a loud bang that we could hear it from in the building. It’s a relief that this has been sorted out.”
- 1 Granta surgeries deliver COVID-19 vaccinations
- 2 'Heavy snow' expected across Hertfordshire from tomorrow
- 3 Mass vaccine centre opening marks 'big step forward' in beating COVID-19
- 4 Fraudster jailed after £60,000 shopping spree
- 5 Reed cricket players show prominently after production of Herts Cricket League averages for 2020 season
- 6 Make the A505 Safer: Improvement works to continue in 2021
- 7 Two arrested after drugs raid in Bassingbourn
- 8 New infection control method at college to give 'peace of mind'
- 9 Thief pleads guilty to assaulting two people
- 10 More supermarkets say customers without masks will be refused entry
Herts Highways had been in touch with the owner of the tree on several occasions before it was eventually agreed for it to be removed.