From Phil Munday
(Chair of St Faiths & Emsworth Labour Party)
To Editor, The News
18 Mar 2021
Recently, there has been concern amongst Havant residents about the felling of two very old horse chestnut trees at the front of Fairfield Infant School.
Last week there was a new application to cut down 130 ash trees at Bosmere Junior School, because of ash dieback.
Although there are safety reasons for removing the trees, it will be really important to replace them with native British species to maintain good tree cover in our towns.
These trees also make an important contribution to air quality, particularly at Bosmere School where air pollution is high due to heavy traffic and where the trees also provide an important barrier and protection for both children and residents.
Currently, Hampshire County Council has not committed to what their replacement will be.
It is important that they do so for the benefit of future residents of Havant.
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