Video & Gallery: Trees torn down despite campaigners gathering 18,000 signatures

CAMPAIGNERS who tried to save four trees in Letchworth GC town centre say they will try and organise a public meeting to vent their anger further against Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation s decision to remove the trees. The trees were all removed

CAMPAIGNERS who tried to save four trees in Letchworth GC town centre say they will try and organise a public meeting to vent their anger further against Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation's decision to remove the trees.

The trees were all removed last Friday watched by protestors, some of whom were in tears, to make way for a fountain.

Campaigners had gathered over 18,000 signatures from local people backing their move to save the trees, and also had a letter of support from the Prince of Wales.

But the Foundation refused to back down on their original decision and the trees were finally felled.


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"Friday was a black day for Letchworth," said Sue Hogg who has helped organise the campaign. "Many people are still in shock about what has happened and we are now hoping to convene a public meeting to let residents air their own views.

"What has happened is a disaster and people will never forget what the Foundation has done.

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