The Community Resources Manager introduced the report and highlighted the key points:
ACTION: The Community Resources Manager to provide an update on the outstanding CIL funds from 2018 at the next meeting.
The Tree Bristol Officer gave an overview of the Bristol Tree Planting projects and noted the funding available for each. It was noted that last year a Trees for Climate grant was received from DEFRA which resulted in 100 trees planted and the aim for this year was to double that figure and, suggestions on sites were welcomed.
Members asked if the DEFRA grant funding could be used on Council owned sites and were advised that the grant was for private land but required permission.
It was suggested that Ashdown be used for tree planting and the officer confirmed that they were looking at creating new woodland at the bottom of the site and were in touch with the owner.
It was suggested that Horfield Common be used for tree planting and the officer confirmed that Area Committee 3 was looking at this site.
Members asked if trees that had been cut down and left with stumps would be replaced and were advised that this was picked up within the S106 funding; The stumps were left to hold the site and the team used a pinpoint map to allocate funding.
Members raised the issue around health and safety/trip hazard and were advised to get in touch should they become aware of any tree stumps that needed replacing.
RESOLVED; to approve the funding of £2,083.22 to deliver the tree plantings set out and to additionally include allocation of the remaining S106 funds (£345.56) to support tree maintenance.