I spent part of this afternoon wandering up and down a road looking at trees. We have some really impressive trees in Cressington ward. But along with those trees comes some problems. All three of the councillors have been contacted over time about trees needing cutting back, or those that look dangerous. So today we went, with three officers who really know their stuff, to have a look at some of them. It makes a lot more sense to deal with tree issues as part of a planned programme (apart from in the case of potential danger and statutory problems) so I made the point that if we had knowledge of existing programmes we could make sure that any extra work could get slipped into them.
Mind you I would like to just for once find a day for a site visit that is not freezing cold - we were being snowed on as we walked along today.