Monday, 10 December 2012

Pinnacle PSG

On 6th November this year we posted the story of a Brockley resident who returned home from work to find the apple tree that had adorned her front garden felled to the ground (see here). 

The matter was taken up by Darren Johnson, our Green Party Brockley ward councillor who asked the company contracted by Lewisham Council (Pinnacle PSG who manage 1838 properties in Brockley under a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) agreement) for an explanation.

Pinnacle have apologised for the failure to notify the residents of the house concerned of the tree felling work that was requested and say they have put measures in place to prevent this happening again in future. 

They point out that since the beginning of 2011 they have submitted only six applications for tree related work in the conservation area of which three were requests for felling. 

Finally, Pinnacle acknowledge how important trees are to local residents and communities and assure us that they will replace the lost trees with other 'trees or shrubbery' that will not damage drains or foundations. Negotiations will be initiated with affected residents in due course. 

We look forward to being able to report the replacement of these losses in the New Year.