Oak tree in Exmouth must stay and other news

07:00 12 February 2013

Archant

An ancient oak tree in Marley Road cannot be trimmed back because it would it would kill it before its time, town planners have said. Read this and more.

OAK MUST STAY: An ancient oak tree in Marley Road cannot be trimmed back because it would it would kill it before its time, town planners have said.

The owner of Fairy Cross had applied to reduce the crown of the oak.

But East Devon District Council’s tree officer said that the tree “contributed to the amenity of the area” and had public “significance”.

It was added that the work would “shorten the tree’s life expectancy.”

Councillor Maddie Chapman said: “The tree is subject of a Tree Preservation Order. It is very beautiful and very old. I go for refusal.”

-----

TREE PLANTING: An Exmouth environmental campaign group will once again plant scores of trees in an area off Pound Lane.

Last year, Transition Town Exmouth planted almost 50 trees on land opposite Greenfingers Garden Centre, taking advantage of the town council’s free tree scheme. Following the success of last year, the group is to meet on March 16 to again plant trees on the public space.

-----

BIRD COUNT: 1,000 volunteers are wanted to count one of the UK’s most elusive birds in more than a thousand woods across the UK in the 2013 national woodcock survey being organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). To participate in the count, visit www.bto.org/woodcock-survey, where all survey information can be downloaded including survey forms, details of survey sites and information on the counting method itself. There are also links from the GWCT website: www.gwct.org.uk

0 comments

Other News Stories

09:00
Image of the proposed new building at St Peter's Primary School.

A major expansion is beginning at St Peter’s Primary School this week - as builders move in to begin work on new classrooms.

Read more
07:00
Sam Bader

Dad-of-one Sam Bader, 28, who grew up in Ottery St Mary, supports Devon Freewheelers by sponsoring one of the motorbikes, Bravo One.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:24
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Read more
Yesterday, 12:38
Hospiscare's mascot Ella the Owl visits the Archant Exeter office to thank the company for supporting the charity's Twilight Walk fundraising walk at Exmouth in July. Photo: Paul Strange.

Ella the Owl visited the Journal offices on Friday as she gears up for the Twilight Walk on Saturday, July 11.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:47
Fran Rose with her daughter Lucy in her previous electric wheelchair

A housebound Topsham woman, whose electric wheelchair broke down, is looking for a replacement to allow her to get out and about again.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:31

The new co-ordinators of the Budleigh Salterton Voluntary Car Service are making an appeal for more drivers to come forward.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:17
Councillor Maddie Chapman was elected as the new Mayor of Exmouth at the annual meeting of the Exmouth Town Council on Monday evening and is pictured with Town Crier Roger Bourgein. Ref exe 7022-21-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brixington’s Maddie Chapman has been elected as Exmouth’s mayor, taking over the mantle from Bill Nash.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers founder Daniel Lavery will do whatever it takes to keep his lifeline service on the road so other families can receive the same help and care that saved his wife’s life.

Read more
Thu, 12:43
Mick Harris and his wife Zena with Scully Scullion and Ella the Owl aboard the Hospiscare rickshaw, drumming up support for this year's sponsored Twilight Walk. Ref exe 7161-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A rickshaw built from old bicycle parts has been used to drum up support for the up-coming Hopsiscare Twilight Walk.

Read more
Thu, 07:00
Devon County Show 2012. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 9931-20-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Myphotos24

Organisers of the Devon County Show are putting the final touches to the county’s largest annual event, which opens today (Thursday) and runs until May 23 at Westpoint, Exeter.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life
Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder