Thursday, 3 August 2017

Summer spruce for Aylesbury High Street

Ahead of the summer of fun planned for Aylesbury, residents may have noticed that the high street underwent a spruce up last month. Tree surgeons arrived early on Monday 24th July to clear away some dead trees and trim dead wood from others, near to WH Smith and McDonalds. Because the location of some of the trees was too dry for them to get the water needed to survive, they will be replaced with decorative planters provided by the Town Council.

County councillor Mark Shaw, cabinet member for transportation, welcomed the freshening up to the High Street, saying:

‘It’s good to see that this work has been taken care of quickly and safely. It’s a shame to lose trees from the high street but they were unable to thrive there, and we can’t have dead trees and dead wood in a busy public spot, it’s a hazard. Thanks very much to the team who are doing the work, they have had plenty of guys on site ready to direct pedestrians and ensure the work area is safe. Thankfully the rain stayed away and so it was all finished and cleared up by 3pm. Roll on the summer holidays and all the exciting events coming up for Aylesbury!’

Transport for Buckinghamshire thanks businesses, shoppers, and residents for their patience with the noise and disruption while we carried out these works safely and quickly.