Things are starting to move again after the election and I handed our petition of over 2,700 signatures to Cllr Andy Simmons on Friday. Andy Scholes from the Protect Dulwich Upper Wood Trees campaign handed his petition in too. (You can read about and hopefully it sign here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-dulwich-upper-wood-trees-farquhar-road?share=0db12f9b-05c0-4071-b258-7ebcd85c603a)
In November Dale Foden, Head of Highways emailed that the repairs were on hold to allow an "independent consultant to undertake a further evaluation of possible practical alternatives to the current proposed works". On Friday Andy and I asked Cllr Simmons if he could set up a meeting for us with the Highways engineers to discuss the brief they have given the consultant. We hope that this is the start of Southwark Council leading the way on inventive, practical engineering solutions to preserve as many of our mature, carbon capturing trees and bio-diverse environments as possible.