Fig trees on agenda

About 35 residents attended the meeting to discuss a decision by the council to remove, and later retain, 13 fig trees in Madeley.

Six of the motions concerned the protection of the large Russell Road trees and requested their inclusion on a significant tree register and heritage list.

The seventh motion to reinstate the original decision of the council to remove the trees was defeated with just five supporting votes.

The council will consider motions from the electors’ meeting at its next ordinary meeting on September 16.