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Investigation into tree which killed elderly resident

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

There has been various press reports around the investigation into the death of a Liverpool resident - Donald Baxter - who died after being struck by a tree in Woolton.

There are questions which need answers - please respond to the following:

1. At a Chief Officers Meeting in June/ July 2019, the late Director of Community Services Ron Odunaiya discussed the need to replace / fell the trees. Why was he ignored by the Chief Executive?
2. Why did Tony Reeves cast aside the concerns of the Director of Community Services?
3. If the Director of Community Services’ advice was listened to, could the man still be alive today?
4. Did the Mayor of Liverpool know that Tony Reeves ignored Mr Odunaiya‘s advice as a result of “budget pressures”?
5. Will the elected cabinet and mayor now hold its own internal inquiry into the circumstances around Donald Baxter’s death?
6. Please release all emails between June 2019-June 2020 in the inbox of Tony Reeves relating to Mr Donald Baxter?
7. The people of Liverpool deserve to know the truth. Will Tony Reeves, in the interests of fairness and transparency, declare that he made a fatal mistake in ignoring his Director of Community Services?

Yours faithfully,
Richard Gibson
Save our City

Liverpool City Council

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywRichard Gibson mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.