Trees are problematic

2019-07-09 06:00

I am writing in my personal capacity as the retired councillor for five wards in sub-council 20.

My office was in the Alphen Centre, Constantia.

Outside our property in Newton Drive, Meadowridge, are two trees on the municipal verge.

The frequent gale-force winds and the roots of those trees have caused ever-widening cracks in our boundary wall and the concrete panels in danger of falling out. We now need help from the council to remove these two trees to stop further damage.

My wife and I are pensioners, and I’m an 82-year-old disabled person. We have paid a lot of our own money to secure our property.

Countless phone calls over many months did not achieve the removal of the trees.

If the council can’t or won’t deal with the matter, we ask for a written permission to proceed in cutting down those trees.

Rev. Herbert and Elisabeth Syre, Meadowridge

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