Tree ownership queried

It was been revealed yesterday that the ‘Dangerous Tree’ on the corner of Vicarage and Barrow Road which has been marked for removal, after the use of dubious tactics by the All-New-Yet-Unimproved Somerset Cuonty Council and Smalltown and Dullbridge (SaD) Town Council, isn’t actually on land owned by any council.

According to Land Registry records the tree, and the land it sits on, fall under the ownership of a nearby property.

Questions are now being raised as to why the All-New-Yet-Unimproved Somerset Cuonty Council has spent so much money and wasted hours of council employees time in their quest to remove it.

Speaking to SomersetClive a Smalltown resident said “You really do have to worry about the ability of these councils to do their job. It’s hard enough to get them to pay to maintain the trees they do own, without seeing them wanting to pay to remove trees they don’t own.

The title plan held in file by the Land Registry clearly shows that this patch of land, together with the path that cuts through it, falls within the curtilage of a private property.”

It is thought that the All-New-Yet-Unimproved Somerset Cuonty Council will now launch a land grab bid, on the grounds that they have been paying to cut the grass in the area for longer than anyone can remember and would like to continue to pay for more years to come.

Any resident who would like to have grass cut for free is advised to contact the Department of Parks, Gardens and Public and Private Spaces at the All-New-Yet-Unimproved Somerset Cuonty Council.

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