Clare: This job of turning Wornington Green into Portobello Square was planned 15 years ago. And it's not about people. It's about systems. And the systems that make these trees go is wrong. The people who made these decisions are long gone. But the system keeps rolling it out and it crushes people.
For the past 10 years it has been a building site. There's constant stress about when we are going to be moved, how we are going to be moved, how big are these housing units going to be.
My home where I brought up my family, happy, large, safe and secure is gone. Utterly destroyed. I think it was only about 30 years old. All the gardens are going. It's no longer going to be Wornington Green, in more ways than one.
Margaret: Trees and other plants provide oxygen, they are the lungs of a city and London needs every leaf it can get.
Grace: I am extremely disappointed Catalyst have ignored residents’ concerns and went ahead and cut down 37 trees. I am appalled and saddened with their actions.
Keith: As one of the oldest residents on the estate, it’s a crying shame that no other way could have been found to save the 37 trees. It’s a terrible time to be doing this during a pandemic when we need fresh air.
Christine: In this climate of world pollution, it’s sacrilege to even think about removing well established and beautiful trees. All we need is the air that we breathe and to love them.