SAVE OUR TREES – Vistry Community Engagement

Wellingborough tree felling developers to host public exhibition on Thursday 23rd March, 6 pm to 8 pm at Swanspool Pavilion.

Vistry (Bovis Homes/Stanton Cross LLP) the £1 billion Wellingborough housing scheme developers that is behind the felling of the lime trees on The Walks, is inviting members of the public to an information exhibition drop-in. It will held on this Thursday (23rd March) at Swanspool Pavillion from 6pm-8pm. To attend, you need to register via Eventbrite and choose a 30 minute time slot.

The exhibition will look to provide local residents with more detail on the development which now has over 500 occupants. This will include plans for the new homes and infrastructure as part of the scheme, and updates will be available for the future programmes of work, including route 2, the remodelling of the Embankment/London Road roundabout that threatened 61 mature lime trees and saw some chopped down before works were eventually paused.

Members of the public will be able to view future plans and completed developments in Wellingborough to date. They anticipate that there will be a lot of interest in the exhibition, so members of the public are being asked to ensure they have an eligible ticket to be able to enter the venue.

It is being held at Swanspool Pavilion, a very small space and there will be very limited time slots. You can only book one ticket per time slot. You are not allowed to take any pictures of the materials being displayed. Register for the exhibition here:

A Director at Stanton Cross commented: “We’re looking forward to hosting this exhibition to help locals understand a bit more about the Stanton Cross development, our achievements to date and what the plans are for the future.”

Wellingborough Walks Action Group co-leader Marion Turner-Hawes said: “I welcome this event but it’s only two hours. They may need to give us more time. I hope there is an opportunity to ask questions – and get some answers.”

“I can see a number of people turning up and demonstrating outside, and people who have been inside demonstrating too. I think that’s very likely.” Do turn up, even if you don’t have a ticket, let Vistry know that they cannot get away with vandalising our town. This may be our only chance to be listened to, let’s make sure our voices are heard loud and clearly, SAVE OUR TREES!