Town Centre: Hebden Water trees and saplings to be removed

Hebden Royd Town Council have told the Hebden Bridge Web that work will start on Monday 14th July to remove saplings and trees damaging the banks of Hebden Water.

Working from the Pack Horse Bridge up to Nutclough Mill trees, predominately Ash & Sycamore, will be removed by contractors with the aim of stopping damage to river banks and buildings on the both sides of Hebden Water.

Permission has been granted to Hebden Royd Town Council who have contracted Simon Bell Tree Surgeons of Luddendenfoot to complete the work.

Jason Boom, Environmental Community Warden for Hebden Royd said 'these self seeded saplings have been allowed to develop to a point where they are starting to damage the banks of Hebden Water and the structure built on them and they need to be removed. We've spoken to local interest groups, consulted with Calderdale Countryside Officers and advised the Environment Agency who have all supported our proposals.

We'll be leaving the silt islands well alone as they are important to local wildlife but the opening up of the river should encourage even more wildlife to Hebden Water'

Work will also involve the temporary closure of Keighley Rd, week commencing 21st July for one week as the retaining wall, close to Nutclough Mill will also be cleared of saplings.


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