The large chestnut tree near the church gate, by the green, has been dying slowly over recent years and observant walkers last summer will have noticed that it had virtually no leaf in August.
Old chestnuts have a habit of suddenly dropping a large branch. Following a professional survey, it has been decided to remove the tree and the necessary permission has been obtained.
The tree is being fully cut down and removed on 23rd and 24th January. Please avoid parking round the green. It is intended to plant a new tree in the Spring, possibly a lime to match the one on the other side of the gate or a beech.
Any questions to Philip Carter, churchwarden, Tel 575465