One of our Committee members Terry Basson, is most concerned about the trees which are under attack in Queen Square & was interviewed on 7th March – click on address below for the live interview.
See 9th March & 10th Marcch
Despite attempts to put temporary fencing around the trunks – this has been torn aside so the bark can continue to be destroyed.
The police have been informed about what is an on-going issue and have said they will increase patrols in that area.
‘I have requested more visual dog warden patrols from B&NES staff…. and am planning some temporary protection to be installed for today or tomorrow.
I am also trying to get some discussion with the police so that l can get a sign at the entrance with a police number that members of the public can call if it happens while they are present.’
Mark says he is looking into the costs of permanent guards for the trees – many of which are being seriously damaged – but that will obviously have to be budgeted for.
This problem was raised by Bath resident Terry Basson. You can view an interview with him elsewhere on the Virtual Museum site.
Update 12th March -Terry Basson has received a supportive letter from Don Foster MP for Bath.