Our local MP, Catherine West has been representing us and raising the question of trees and insurance claims in parliament.

In April 2021 she was elected as a Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Woods and Trees so has a particular interest in our campaigns

 “four oak trees in Queens Wood came under threat from AXA Insurance Company following subsidence damage. I visited the site and raised the matter with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs through a Written Parliamentary Question.  I asked what steps the Government is taking to incentivise home-owners to remedy subsidence damage from trees by underpinning their homes rather than felling mature trees which are vital in helping tackle climate change.’ Catherine West

You can see more on actions she has been taking in Parliament and locally to protect our precious trees here on her website >>