Letter: Praise for council over care of memorial trees

The ERYC renaissance team handled memorial trees with care.
The ERYC renaissance team handled memorial trees with care.

With reference to a letter in last week’s Bridlington Free Press (December 7), I would like to shed some light on an incorrect interpretation of the situation.

The memorial trees by the coastguard station that the letter refers to were planted in memory of my brother.

The Renaissance Team at ERYC could not have been more considerate and helpful, in the initial discussions as to whether we were happy to consider the possibility that the trees be replanted in an alternative location.

This was agreed without hesitation.

Further consultation resulted in full agreement that two new English oaks would be planted elsewhere, as part of the overall improvements being made to the landscaping of the area.

Consequently I have nothing but praise for the way the officers at ERYC have approached, coordinated and handled the situation throughout.

Martyn Coltman
Cadman Road
Bridlington