Essential works are being carried out to a large ash tree on the entrance to the car park of Victoria Pleasure Ground on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
Drivers and pedestrians may experience some disruption during the day but it is important for the work to be carried out safely.
To minimise disruption, works will be carried out between 0930 hours and 1430 hours, as we are aware that the car park is used on weekdays by parents dropping off and collecting pupils from St. Philip’s School, people working in New Town, visitors to Sussex Support Service and those enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Pleasure Ground for exercise or recreation.
A recent tree survey identified that the large ash tree is displaying signs of Chalara, known as Ash dieback infection. Ash dieback is a devastating disease which sadly, is having a significant impact on woodlands across England and Wales.
It is therefore important that we take action now to protect our residents and visitors, and reduce the risk of branches falling on the entrance to the grounds.
Uckfield Town Council wish to remind residents that a new initiative was introduced back in 2019, whereby if a tree had to be removed due to being dead, dying or decaying, a new tree would be sought and planted in a suitable location, whether it be in the same location, or a more appropriate location across the town, on Uckfield town Council land. The Town Council planted 277 new trees during the winter of 2020/21.
We appreciate your support in advance.