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Complainant Name:
Croydon Council

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Croydon Council complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published a misleading article, which claimed that some rowan trees had been removed from a sheltered accommodation block by the council as a result of one complaint that the berries were a slip risk. The newspaper had failed to publish the council's response that the trees had not been removed as a result of the complaint, but rather as part of general works on the site.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article and the publication of the following wording:

Croydon council

Following "Trees cut down after single complaint at 'slippery berries' " (Feb 23), the council has asked us to make clear that trees at a sheltered housing block were removed as part of general work at the site, not as a result of the complaint.

Date Published: 03/05/2012

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