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Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018

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51Role of PCC in maintaining etc. trees in churchyards

(1)The powers, duties and liabilities of a PCC in relation to the care and maintenance of a churchyard which it is liable to maintain apply to trees in the churchyard and any proposed to be planted there.

(2)Where a tree in a churchyard which a PCC is liable to maintain is felled, lopped or topped—

(a)the PCC may sell or otherwise dispose of the timber, and

(b)the net proceeds of the sale must be paid to the PCC and applied towards the maintenance of the church or churchyard which it is liable to maintain.

(3)The Church Buildings Council must give written guidance to all PCCs as to the planting, felling, lopping and topping of trees in churchyards.

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