11. You Don't Miss What You've Got Until It's Gone

by Jarvo J January. 11, 2010 4951 views

For a town that used to earn it's living as a seaside resort, most of Southend is quite ugly. Yesterday it got a little uglier. There used to be a large clump of trees in the middle of one of the town's largest roundabouts. Yesterday all were chopped down leaving just one left.

Town planners claim it's for the best, but I'm not conviced. Time will tell.

Anger as trees are chopped [echo-news.co.uk]

Stumped (this is nearby, but not on the roundabout).

The House of Horrors in the background.

Tie A Yellow Ribbon!

Stop! It the last tree left on the roundabout.

Look at the bright side, now the trees have gone we get a great view of those ugly flats…

… and the lorries…

… and of the backside of Oscar Deutsch's house.
Those broken white signs in the middle are from when local businesses used to sponsor the planting of flowers on the roundabout.

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Moira 11 years ago

That's a sad report but TFS

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Ricardo 11 years ago

It is just like desires! you want them .. but once you get it, you lose interest... LOL of course depends on the desires!

AS for me, I miss snow because I dont have it a lot! :))

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Brian 11 years ago

Not sure what a regeneration scheme is but so far I don't like it. Such a shame

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Jennye 11 years ago

That's horrible!!

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Paul 11 years ago

Why did they leave one?....Is there a replanting scheme?? Were the trees damaged in any way??

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Thebronzebow 11 years ago

That is a bummer. Hate losing trees.

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Marsha 11 years ago

"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." So sad....saddest of all are the birds in the tree in #4.....guess when that's gone they can start perching on the cold concrete....:(

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Michael Sakowicz 11 years ago

Hmmm... I'm never 'for' any type of deforestation... Sooo, I cannot see this is for the best. Nice documentation though.

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Liz M 11 years ago

bad move..chopping down the trees..should be done as a last resort...they enhance the environment....

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