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Newark and Sherwood District Council Labour Group leader writes to chief executive asking all action on protest tree site be stopped after overwhelming outrage



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The Labour Group leader on the district council has written to the chief executive asking him to halt any action at the Newark Library protest site.

Paul Peacock said he wrote to John Robinson, council leader David Lloyd and his deputy Keith Girling after seeing the overwhelming public outrage at the protest yesterday and today.

Paul Peacock. (36047910)
Paul Peacock. (36047910)

Four of the remaining campaigners who refused to leave the area stayed on site overnight, and told the Advertiser this morning they would continue to stand their ground for as long as is necessary.

Mr Peacock said: "I have written to John Robinson asking him to halt any action at the London Road site and in the face of overwhelming public outrage that the council reconsiders the way forward."

A bat survey of the four trees on green space next to Newark Library seems to have now concluded. (53028208)
A bat survey of the four trees on green space next to Newark Library seems to have now concluded. (53028208)

Mr Peacock added he had not yet had a response from Mr Robinson on the matter.

A council-appointed bat expert attended the site this morning to carry out an unintrusive ecology survey. He scaled all four of the due-to-be-felled trees.

A bat survey of the four trees on green space next to Newark Library seems to have now concluded. (53028205)
A bat survey of the four trees on green space next to Newark Library seems to have now concluded. (53028205)

Newark and Sherwood District Council has been approached for comment.



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