Thirsk residents angry over tree removal

Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey

Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey

First published in News

A NORTH Yorkshire MP has petitioned Parliament over the removal of trees from Thirsk Market Place.

Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, presented the petition, which had been signed by Thirsk residents, angry at the removal of birch trees from the Market Place.

She said: “I have been contacted by many constituents who have been angry and disappointed that the trees were removed so suddenly from the Market Place and without any consultation.

“I hope that this petition will go some way in encouraging Hambleton District Council to think again and take note of the concerns of Thirsk residents. Feelings locally are running very high, which is demonstrated by the fact that 1,000 residents have signed the petition.

“Residents are keen to know that replacement trees will be in place and which variety.”

The petition urges the Government to encourage Hambleton District Council to replace the five trees that were removed.

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