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Elmgate saga could be over by the afternoon, tree protesters claim
10:00am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
Two protestors camped in a tree could come down as early as this afternoon.
Tom Druitt and Stephen Hendry spent the night in the elm, which was earmarked to be chopped down, in Vernon Terrace.
The pair were demonstrating against plans to fell the tree as part of the council's safety improvement works at the notorious Seven Dials junction.
Despite rain and mist this morning, the duo said they were warm and dry with plenty of blankets.
And such has been the support they were now having to limit the number of donations as businesses, residents and passers-by offered drinks and food.
But their ordeal up the tree could be over come the afternoon with a scheduled meeting with city directors planned for today.
They have been told the council is planning to reconsult on the future of the tree following a "positive meeting" with council officials yesterday.
But Mr Druitt sais they were waiting until any u-turn was set in writing before climbing down.
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