Councillors undertake pruning around Front Lane bridge
This morning (Monday 13 September 2021), Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association (UCRA) councillors John Tyler, Gillian Ford, Linda Van den Hende and Chris Wilkins, together with UCRA team member, Oscar Ford, put on our gardening gloves and undertook the pruning of overgrown bushes, weeds and low-growing tree branches on both sides of the bridge over the railway line in Front Lane.
For several months, Cllr Ron Ower and a local resident have been attempting to get Havering Council to undertake the pruning of foliage growing from their land on either side of the bridge and to contact Network Rail, who also own land at the Cranham end of the bridge, to do the same. Nothing had been done by the council and therefore we decided to get together and do it ourselves. Hopefully the many people who use the pavements on a regular basis will notice the difference.
Thank you to the resident who saw us and came along to help and to the many people who stopped to chat. Below are some photos of our morning.