For years a maple tree has flourished outside what was the Westgate Centre, formerly Beales.
This tree was popular with birdlife and human shelter from the elements. It was also very beautiful.
Promises from our council indicated that the tree was to be preserved during and after the new development. Oops, it’s been accidently chopped it down, said the developer. This lovely specimen is no more and it is typical that our council had not listed the tree. Not that it would have stopped this corporate vandalism.