29th November 2002
Cambridgeshire County Council
Dear Sir/ Madam
I am writing to you on behalf of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society, with regard to the trees on Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge. Whilst walking along Sidgwick Avenue recently it was remarked by members of the Society that the width of the pavement was halved at regular intervals by the trees growing from it.
Although we are in favour of trees in general, we feel that it would be better if these ones could be moved off the pavement and perhaps into the road instead, where they would obstruct the nasty, polluting cars instead of the nice, clean (in some cases) pedestrians.
We are aware that placing trees in the road might restrict access by the emergency services to buildings on Sidgwick Avenue, notably Newnham College and the Sidgwick Site, but we feel that this slight difficulty could be surmounted by placing the trees on "rising bollard" type mechanisms so that they can be safely lowered in an emergency.
If you would like to discuss this issue with us, you would be very welcome to attend one of our elevenses meeting, held at 4pm every Saturday of Full Term.
Rosemary A R Hunt
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