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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 12:48:54 pm »

Can we expect to see more press cuttings with cutting remarks about Mr Cutting illegally cutting down trees in a cutting?

Jonty is a fairly unusual forename. His brother though has an even more unusual one. Sonning.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 01:05:09 pm »

Jonty is a fairly unusual forename.
Mr Cutting shares his name with BBC correspondent Jonty Bloom. With this new publicity, growth in popularity of the name will blossom and Jontys will be putting down roots all over the country.
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 01:31:07 pm »

Jonty is a fairly unusual forename. His brother though has an even more unusual one. Sonning.

Then there's his German cousin, the barber: Herr Cutting.
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 01:48:12 pm »

It's no good...I can't keep 'liking' all these clever puns.  They crop up in such abundance that they are blocking my own light....-hearted responses.
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 04:47:19 pm »

Well, at least it saved Network Rail the cost of removing the possibility of trees having fallen on the railway line at Montpelier for a few years. Maybe the residents could defray some of their costs by retrieving the discarded trunks and logs, chopping them up and putting the split logs into sacks, putting them outside their front doors with a notice, ' Ideal for wood burning stoves, 1 per sack, leave cash in honesty box '.
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 06:51:04 pm »

If I were the people responsible I would think long and hard before trespassing on The network again or getting a contractor to do so for them !
Some ,if not all of them might well be waiting for a knock on the door from the good folks of the BTP, as it is.
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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 04:39:50 pm »

If I were the people responsible I would think long and hard before trespassing on The network again or getting a contractor to do so for them !
Some ,if not all of them might well be waiting for a knock on the door from the good folks of the BTP, as it is.

I wonder if this could have been avoided had NR undertaken some tree surgery of their own?

The foliage did look to be massively overgrown, it's not unreasonable to want a reasonable amount of light in one's garden?
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 04:52:29 pm »


Then there's his German cousin, the barber: Herr Cutting.


Not forgetting his unusually small Welsh nephew - Cutting Bach.
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 10:36:05 pm »

If I were the people responsible I would think long and hard before trespassing on The network again or getting a contractor to do so for them !
Some ,if not all of them might well be waiting for a knock on the door from the good folks of the BTP, as it is.

I wonder if this could have been avoided had NR undertaken some tree surgery of their own?

The foliage did look to be massively overgrown, it's not unreasonable to want a reasonable amount of light in one's garden?

There is a covenant on father in laws property Im dealing with at the moment that requires him to maintain foliage and not block light from the neighbour of the adjoining property. Is this a generic term or not? If so NR potentially were falling foul of it.
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 07:03:20 am »

There is a covenant on father in laws property Im dealing with at the moment that requires him to maintain foliage and not block light from the neighbour of the adjoining property. Is this a generic term or not? If so NR potentially were falling foul of it.

Covenants are specific to a property they are not general I think it highly unlikely in this case. 
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2018, 08:25:48 pm »

I was wondering how long it would be before someone spotted Mr Cutting.

To be known henceforth as Mr Railway Cutting.

As for "Who loves sycamores?" - I am fond of them, despite spending many happy hours scraping some quite large seedlings out of gutters. They make excellent firewood after being seasoned for a year.
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2018, 04:19:36 pm »

An update, from the BBC:

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Bristol rail embankment: 'No action' after trees felled


Network rail disputes claims by one local resident that they had given permission for the trees to be felled

Network Rail says it will not take any action against those responsible for cutting down trees on a railway embankment in Bristol without permission.

Trees were felled opposite Montpelier railway station in January.

Local resident Cecilia Farring said she had permission to carry out the work, a claim Network Rail denied.

A spokesperson for the firm said: "The embankment in Montpelier will be tidied and no further action will be taken."

Ms Farring said she had been campaigning for 20 years for the trees to be removed.  She said the firm told her it would send a list of approved tree surgeons but never did, "so we organised for registered tree surgeons to do it".

Network Rail insisted it had not given permission for the work and would be investigating.  "Safety is our priority and nobody is permitted to access the railway unless they have the proper permission," it said.


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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2018, 04:35:03 pm »

Philosophical thought experiment...

If a tree is felled in Montpelier and no one is around to stop it, does it matter?
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2018, 05:07:51 pm »

Not forgetting his unusually small Welsh nephew - Cutting Bach.

Whose virus carrying Indo-Welsh cousin Ash Dai Bach is less welcome.
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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2018, 05:56:01 pm »

And welcome please - the next arrivals at the Montpelier Tree Surgeons' Ball - Connie Fir and her husband, Douglas...
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