Monday, 28 October 2013

Tree hits two houses on Fernwood Avenue

A tree was blown over at about 6.00am this morning, falling against two houses on Fernwood Avenue.

No one was hurt, but there appears to be some damage to the chimneys and roofs on both houses. The tree has pulled right out of the pavement. Fernwood Avenue is closed at the junction with Mitcham Lane.

This tree was reported to Lambeth Council 18 months ago, as the roots were coming through the pavement making it hard to pass by. All the trees in the road were supposed to have been pruned by Lambeth Council a few weeks ago, after a local resident raised concerns. We passed on the request onto the Council.

A request was made by one of the residents for this specific tree to be pruned back as it is particularly tall, and had a lot of leaves which residents feared would catch the wind. The Council appears to have failed to do it properly.

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