I saw this story on the Ealing Today website whereby a man was seen cutting branches off a street tree in Perivale. He was seen, reported, charged with, and found guilty of, criminal damage and then fined £2,400. I have to say that’s a pretty hefty fine but I was pleasantly surprised that the Council took the vandalism seriously. Similar vandalism has happened near us in a street in West Ealing. I don’t think anyone saw it happen but it’s worth knowing that if there’s sufficient evidence the Council will take action.