Children’s ‘trouble tree’ faces the safety chop after second fire service rescue

Cllr Steve Coventry with tress in Coffee Hall that kids are climbing and getting fire brigade to rescue

Cllr Steve Coventry with tress in Coffee Hall that kids are climbing and getting fire brigade to rescue

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A TREE that has prompted two dramatic rescues from the emergency services is to be made impossible for children to climb.

On Monday evening firefighters rushed to Coffee Hall to lift two boys to safety after they were stuck in the top branches.

Last month they received a similar SOS call when another boy was stranded up the same tree.

Now the estate’s councillor Steve Coventry is calling for the bottom branches to be lopped to remove the temptation to climb.

“I appreciate that boys will be boys, and indeed it is good to see children out in the fresh air and enjoying themselves. But this tree is clearly too dangerous to climb,” he said.

“Nobody wants a child to get hurt. Neither do we need our emergency services called out to deal with matters like this when there may be a serious incident elsewhere.”

He has asked the council to take immediate action with the tree, which is in the field behind Jonathans Court sheltered housing scheme.

Meanwhile a fire spokesman said: “With such incidents, there is clearly a danger of injury. People did the right thing by calling 999 so trained firefighters with proper equipment could get them down quickly and with the minimum of risk. We hope the two boys are none the worse for their ordeal.”