Fell the elm? Not so fast, says Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas visits the Seven Dials elm protest

Caroline Lucas MP has stepped in to call for a stay of execution for the Vernon Terrace elm, which is scheduled to be felled this week as part of the Seven Dials improvement scheme. Visiting the site late this afternoon, she expressed her concern that the decision to remove the tree had not been properly discussed.

Her intervention comes as what began a few days ago as a ‘vigil’ to mark the tree’s removal has turned into a ‘Save the Elm’ protest. With council leader  Jason Kitcat insisting to the protesters that the tree has to come down, it looks like the city’s two leading Green politicians have a difference of view to resolve.



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