Rapid response

August 28 2013

QUICK action by residents and South Gloucestershire Council prevented damage to protected trees off Cleeve Hill last month.

QUICK action by residents and South Gloucestershire Council prevented damage to protected trees off Cleeve Hill last month.

A neighbour noticed that workers were cutting back branches in a lane off Cleeve Hill and called the council.

Officers visited the site and halted the work, pointing out that the trees were subject to preservation orders.

A council spokeswoman confirmed that officers had prevented any further trees being cut back and said the authority was taking legal advice.

The lane leads to a site that is thought to have been sold for development.