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   Snow bombed    February 6, 2019

Boxley Parish Council has released the following press release and the parish council has been informed that KCC contractors will be in the area for the next few weeks tidying up and undertaking more work on the verges along Walderslade Woods Road. If you live close to a snow damaged tree please report it on the KCC website.  The contractors have been advised to look out for any trees on highway verges however some of the closes have small cul de sacs and it would be better to report the trees you see as they might be missed.

Snow bombed

The north ward of Boxley Parish, Walderslade and Lordswood made national news when it received approximately 10 cms of snow in a sudden and unforecasted snow storm. Walderslade Woods Road was closed for 2 days whilst KCC cleared trees blocking the road.

Boxley Parish Council and residents have long raised concerns about the need for radical maintenance on the trees lining Walderslade Woods Road.  Chairman of Boxley Parish Council Bob Hinder said “it is disgraceful that the trees which are on public land haven’t been regularly maintained. Every time there is a storm one or two trees come down and they have  just been cut up and put to the side”. The day before the snow storm the parish council had been notified that works to undertake maintenance on the KCC and Highway England land was being arranged and some of this has now been undertaken.  Cllr Hinder added “This is a major A road and this shouldn’t have happened, we all know financial cutbacks are causing issues but this has caused major disruption and was a clear health and safety issue. The Parish Clerk has counted 496 trees removed from the verges and with the road being closed for 2 days this indicates how neglectful the two authorities have been.” 

 

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