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Council agrees to maintain woodland
7:00am Saturday 19th January 2013 in Local news
A WOODLAND area in Brentwood is to get a makeover.
The land, behind Cherry Avenue and St Stephens Crescent, has been the centre of a dispute over which authority – Brentwood or Newham Council – must maintain it.
In recent years the woodland has become neglected with the pathway strewn with rubbish as it has been used by flytippers.
However, following a meeting between residents and representatives from Newham Council, it was agreed maintenance of the land was a task for the authority from east London.
The council will work on improving the look of the woodland, much to the delight of Julie Morrissey, Labour councillor for Brentwood South, who has been asking for action to be taken over the state of the land.
She said: “This is just the perfect result at the end of years of enquiries and discussion. “The meeting last night was incredibly positive. The officers from Newham came to the meeting with the sole intention of listening to local people and being flexible. This they did and they were.
“I’m very much looking forward to monitoring the results, with residents, over the coming months.”
The winner of a competition set up to come up with a name for the area is due to be announced at the end of January.