Of all the issues members of HAP have been spoken about by residents, the lack of tree maintenance by the Council has been the most common. Trees planted across the town decades ago were often placed to close to homes and are now both intrusive and likely to cause damage to property. For many years the Council had no planned maintenance programme, being re-active when serious incidents had occurred rather than having a pro-active programme of work to ensure that problems did not occur.

This issue was taken up by HAP with Councillors, who in due course recognised that  the problems experienced by residents could no longer be ignored and as a result began work to put together a planned maintenance programme.