Manchester City Council and Heritage Lottery Fund: Stop plans to fell around 400 trees and 3.3 acres of wildlife habitat in Alexandra Park Mcr.
  • Petitioned Carole Souter

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Heritage Lottery Fund
Carole Souter
CEO of MCC
Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council and Heritage Lottery Fund: Stop plans to fell around 400 trees and 3.3 acres of wildlife habitat in Alexandra Park Mcr.

    1. Christine Lowe
    2. Petition by

      Christine Lowe

      Manchester, United Kingdom

Around 400 trees that have been a feature of the park for 30-136 years are going to be felled and 3.3 acres of wildlife habitat destroyed to be replaced with flower beds and 6 tennis courts. Alexandra Park has always been a necessary green oasis for wildlife and people in a built up urban area. Please sign the petition to show Manchester City council and Heritage Lottery Fund how many people object and to save these beautiful trees!

If you live locally or use the park frequently it would be helpful if you let us know in the reason/comment section, thank you.

To:
Carole Souter, Heritage Lottery Fund
Manchester City Council, CEO of MCC
Stop plans to unnecessarily fell around 400 trees and destroy 3.3 acres of wildlife habitat in Alexandra Park MCR!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Hannah Girvan CARLISLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Trees are beautiful!

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    • ROSANNA BRUNT MANCHESTER, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      That is disgusting. I have been to Alexandera Park so many times. Leave the habitat for wildlife and their trees alone. This is by order of Rosie Brunt.

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    • John Bethwaite BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Parks should be protected, there are few enough as it is. 60 years to grow, a day to fell it does not add up.

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    • bob lenihan MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      These urban green spaces are our heritage to pass on, shame on Manchester council for even considering such devastation

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    • Clare Thurston ROSS SHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I lived opposite Alexandra park, near the big willow tree, spent many hours of my life in there, later after moving to Hulme - still walked my dog there. I had my first encounter with a bird of prey in Alex park, it used to sit in one of the big trees, which I think, has now been cut down. There were also woodpeckers, the beautiful willow by the pond,which I hear has also been cut (what a tragedy). All manner of wildlife could be found in Alex park, no where else in the vicinity like it, it was and still should be a breathing space in a very built up area. I do not understand why Manchester council choose to destroy natural beauty, amazing mature trees which are a rarety especially in a city. These should be celebrated not chopped down and replaced by lolipops. As a mancunian I feel deeply afronted that any green space in the city seems to be destroyed wantonly. I left Manchester as I needed more green space, sick to the stomach of a council that doesn't give a damn about nature, public space and only cares about money.

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