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City Council Tries to Defend its plan to remove Market Square trees

15/1/16: Councillor Hanson: "I want to see trees in our urban areas and Market Square in particular"Battling to defend its proposal to cut down Market Square lime trees in the face of mounting opposition, Lancaster City Council has issued a statement saying it would quickly move to plant new trees if a decision is taken to remove those in Lancaster’s Market Square.

Save The Market Square Limes: Residents Speak Out

15/1/16: Next Tuesday, 19th January 2016, Lancaster City Council's Cabinet will vote on whether to cut down all the lime trees in Lancaster's Market Square (see our latest news story on this proposal). Watch the video to find out produced by Ray Turner to find out what the residents of Lancaster think of this: Lancaster Market Square.

Market Traders Back Campaign to Save Square's Trees, MP Cat Smith Questions Proposal

13/1/16: Lancaster Market Square. Photo: John Freeman The campaign to save Lancaster Market Square's lime trees (#savelancasterlimes) from the chop is gathering pace, with Charter Market traders joining the protest against the idea.

Market Square Trees: An Open Letter to Lancaster City Council's Labour Cabinet

12/1/16: Dear Lancaster City Council Cabinet Members We have read the documents relating to the proposal to cut down the trees that you will be discussing next week (news story here) and we are hoping you will join with Councillors Dave Brookes and Nick Wilkinson, who represent the city centre ward, and oppose these plans. We know we are not alone in being concerned by this proposal.

Petition Protesting Proposed Tree Removals in Market Square Gathers Pace

11/1/16: (Updated 12th January): A petition launched to protest the proposal to chop down trees in Lancaster's Market Square has already attracted over 500 signatures since it was launched at the weekend - but it will take more than this to try to halt the plans.

Market Square Trees Decision to go before full Council Cabinet early next year

15/12/15: Lancaster Market Square. Photo: John FreemanAfter outcry over a proposal to remove the trees from Lancaster's Market Square - and the possibility that the decision would be made by just one councillor - it seems there has been a change of heart, at least as far as the decision making goes.

Take pride in your parks this Spring

24/3/14: Children from Bowerham Primary School join Friends of Williamson Park and staff for early Spring bulb planting Lancaster City Council wants to encourage people to use and take pride in their local park. The Take Pride in Your Park campaign aims to encourage people to visit their local park, take pride in its appearance and use its facilities.

Alternative Presents: Sponsor a Tree in your local park

11/10/13: Have you ever thought about commemorating a special event in an exceptional way, or dedicating a unique memorial to a loved one? Perhaps you would like to leave a living legacy at a place you love. Autumn is the perfect time to sponsor a tree with Lancaster City Council and help your district to be greener too.