Posting here - but original post came from @Sam4eastleigh over on EN Facebook:
"EBC break the law on tree felling
We’ve been monitoring Eastleigh Borough Council and the trees in our borough. Something didn’t look right so we had a look under the surface.
Since 2004, it’s been a legal requirement to track tree felling by councils. I raised a Freedom of Information request to see the numbers. Eastleigh Borough Council confirmed they have not kept records of trees they have felled and only started to recently.
This raises lots of questions:
- why have EBC not tracked their tree felling?
- how did the Lib Dems that run EBC not notice this?
- what else is not being tracked and monitored?
You can read the full piece including the FOI request here: Lib Dem council fails to track tree felling in Eastleigh. This is illegal.
As a resident, let me know what you think and whether you believe it’s worth looking in to this further.