Burley Road car park near Oakham Castle will be closed for most of the day on Tuesday 13 September to allow Rutland County Council to remove a tree due to its poor condition.
Following an extensive report, the tree, which is a Wellingtonia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and is the tallest tree located next to the castle wall, has been identified as dangerous due to a significant stem wound and root rot which poses as a high risk.
To lessen the impact on car park users in the future, other works will also happen on this day. You can find details of alternative parking by visiting Rutland County Council’s website: www.rutland.gov.uk/carparks.
“Due to this work taking place, it is necessary for the safety of workers and drivers to close the car park, but we hope to have it open as usual before the end of the day. We apologise of any inconvenience this causes and thank residents for their patience.” Cllr Rosemary Powell, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Planning, Highways and Transport
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