Prior to the Extension soon to commence the old fig tree in the Village Green was removed today.
The tree was in relatively poor condition and had a terrible shape which could not be remedied.
From a practical perspective, it offered little if no shade and was in a position that made it awkward for organisers of community events. We have had a number of complaints in the past year about its look and shape.
Then extension to the green previously reported on in this blog will hopefully get under way early next year. As we work up some further concepts for the village green over the next 12 months or so, we will look at planting some additional mature trees in appropriate locations to maintain a balance between open usable space and shade.
On a positive note, the new benches and table are proving to be popular and well utilised and we will look at installing one or two more on the green.