Until a few months ago this was an attractively bosky section of Preston Drove, with much of the cricket pavilion screened with foliage, while the entrance to the Tennis Club on the right was overhung with leafy branches. Now it looks rather like a builder's yard.
This fine beech tree was condemned due to the presence of two types of decay fungus. The standing trunk has been left as a "habitat pole" (for the time being). Unfortunately it looks rather sad and does nothing to enhance the scene.