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To: Councillor John Thomas, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council

For the sake of Nature and People... protect our street trees now!

For the sake of Nature and People... protect our street trees now!

We the undersigned, call on the Vale of Glamorgan Council to protect our remaining street trees and to follow the example of Wrexham Council and to set a local target to increase the urban tree cover in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan Borough by 20% during the next ten years.

Why is this important?

We are losing our street/urban trees at an alarming rate. Yet these trees are vitally important to making our urban spaces pleasant and tolerable. Trees in our urban communities have a number of environmental, social and ecological benefits:
* Are vital for improving air quality by the production of oxygen and the absorbtion of air pollution.
* Controls flooding by intercepting and soaking up rainfall.
* Contribute to reducing climate change.
* Helping to reduce noise pollution.
* Provides vital food and habitat for our struggling wildlife.
* Provide shade and cooling during summer heat waves.
We understand that local government is under great financial pressure so we need to send a message to our Councillors that our street/urban trees are a priority for local people.

Barry

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Reasons for signing

  • Love my tree xxx
  • Given the huge current increase in the density of new flats/houses in the town centre, I support the call to protect and increase our street trees - to help reduce noise and air pollution and for the wellbeing of both our residents and our wildlife.

Updates

2019-01-22 19:35:46 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-01-16 19:11:47 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-01-13 15:24:12 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-01-12 18:15:22 +0000

10 signatures reached