Leicester churchyard's crime problems 'won't be solved by cutting down trees', argues councillor
Cutting down trees in Leicester churchyard will not solve its problems with drug use and anti-social behaviour, a councillor has argued.
Leicester City Council is proposing the felling of 21 mature trees around St George's church in the Cultural Quarter to open up the space and make it less gloomy and more welcoming.
One of the reasons cited is to make it 'lighter, brighter and safer' because the area has been plagued with drug abuse, crime and anti-social behaviour.
However Castle ward councillor Patrick Kitterick told a recent meeting he was sceptical about the crime-fighting impact of... read more
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