People living at a housing estate in North Sheen are “in uproar” after a group of trees between the flats and the railway track were chopped down without warning.
He said: “The whole of the neighbourhood is in uproar.
“We have always kept this side of the railway clear of graffiti. You can just see, they are going to look at those back walls and just go for it. Apart from that the noise and the dust it is going to create is not going to be pleasant.
“I can’t see any reason why they would have done it.”
A mother-of-two who lives at Robinson Court said people were furious they had not been told of the work beforehand and a childminder who also resides on the estate said she believed there had been a mix-up, because nearby St Mary’s Grove had received notice trees would be cut down but work had not started.
When Mr Friend complained to the Richmond Houing Partnership (RHP) customer services team, an adviser apologised for the lack of communication beforehand and said plans to cut down the trees were in place, but the organisation was waiting for tree surgeons City Suburban to inform them when they would start.
The adviser said: “Unfortunately they failed to give us this information and went ahead with the work. We’re unhappy that this went ahead without us knowing and we’ve brought this to their attention.”