Liberal Democrat councillor for Fortis Green Martin Newton has been supporting the residents of Lauradale Road N10, in their campaign for trees to be planted.

Haringey Council has surveyed and identified 18 potential sites and are now going to plant 5 of these sites in the next few months.

Some residents were prepared to contribute to the cost to have more trees planted and had been offered the choice of paying (sponsoring) additional trees at a cost of £50 per planted tree. However by the time residents were told that Haringey Council were going to start planting, the offer had run-out and been increased to £170 per tree.

Cllr Newton has since intervened and successfully demanded that the Council honour the original cost of £50 per tree.

Cllr Newton (Fortis Green) comments:

“I am pleased that local residents and local Lib Dems are continuing to work so productively for improvements like this.

“The Lib Dems are dedicated to continue to improve the borough and maintain its greenery and I am delighted that we have secured this planting.”