I have today launched an online survey to enable local residents to have their say in protecting our natural environment.
The recent criminal felling of over 50 trees in and around the Weybridge area has highlighted the importance of our local trees and protecting our natural environment. I, along with many residents, have been deeply upset by the damage done to our local area during the recent spate of vandalism and I am keen to support the work of Elmbridge Borough Council and Surrey County Council in looking to both address this and encourage more tree planting.
Understanding local residents' views on this and the actions you would like to see to replace the trees affected are important to help shape this response. I have created a short survey to allow residents to feed in their views and suggestions, which is available here. Responses will be shared with Elmbridge Borough Council and local representatives. The survey also asks for suggestions of any local organisations who may wish to support the replanting.
Trees are important to our communities, environment and wellbeing. Surrey's tree strategy also sets out the ambitious plan of planting 1.2 million new trees (one for every resident) by 2030.