Sorry - there's no room for more trees at Cae Glas Park


Staff reporter (Border Counties)

Oswestry’s Cae Glas Park will not have any new trees planted as councillors stuck to their guns last week.

President of the Oswestry Lions Club, Ian Moir, had requested permission to plant a tree in the park to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Lions Club.

However, the Amenities Committee had previously decided there is “adequate provision” of trees in the park.

Councillor Vince Hunt said: “It is difficult because there are a lot of trees in the park – but the Lions Club do wonderful work and we should support them.

“Every request we get to plant a tree in the park is going to be important to the people who made that request, and they are also important to us – but are there any other ways we can help?”

Councillor Cynthia Hawksley added: “We have made a decision – and if you go back on it for one, you have to go back on it for all. But it is still a tough decision.”

A suggestion was made that the tree could replace the one that fell during Storm Doris last week.

But councillors were told moves had already been made before the storm to remove the tree because of the damage it was causing to a path.

Instead, councillors agreed to go back to the Lions Club to ask if they would be happy to sponsor a wall and hedge in the park, which are being worked on.

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