Jumpers and St Catherine's Hill Residents' Association
Lost Trees at Druitt Gardens - March 2014
Update June 2011
There has been some real
progress in relation to the refurbishment of Druitt Gardens. Major
external funding and Committee approval have been obtained subject to
confirmation of additional internal funding. Work is planned to
commence in September.
The outcomes from
the public consultation have been published:
Over 80% of respondents favour: replacing the chain link fence
boundary, the new lighting proposals, and the improvements to Library
Over 70% of respondents favour: improving the Library gardens, the
spatial configuration proposals, the felling and replacing proposals;
Over 60% of respondents favour: the Master Plan proposals, the footpath
network proposed, the proposed special features.
The main area of contention is the future of the Creedy path as between
retention or rebuilding and the accommodations of cyclists. Opinion is
evenly split over these issues.
The main priorities that respondents identified are: new improved
paths, opening up the tree canopy, extending and improving wildlife
areas and felling dead, dying and dangerous trees.
Of course finding the money to do anything remains a thorny issue.
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