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Council teams in action after storm brings down more than 40 trees

Storm damage at Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill

Storm damage at Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill

Lambeth Council teams have been working hard overnight and this morning to tackle the disruption caused by the storm which hit London and the south-east.

Cllr Sally Prentice, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “At least 40 trees across the borough were brought down and we have been working with the police and fire brigade to minimise disruption.”

In one incident a tree fell across the South Circular at Streatham. Lambeth’s Tree Service and Dangerous Structures Teams have been dealing with the issue.

In another incident an antenna was left hanging dangerously over the street at Morris House, Brixton. Our housing management firm Lambeth Living are dealing with the situation.

Cllr Prentice said: “Our parks teams have been advising the public that our open spaces will remain closed until they are safe. The team is currently working hard to remove damaged tress, other debris and assessing damage to building in our parks.”

At 10.30am this morning the Met Office issued an alert saying the warning for high wind had been cancelled as the damaging gales eased.

There are still many cases where trees could be unsafe and Lambeth’s parks team are evaluating the situation on an on-going basis.

Residents are asked to take care around any buildings in parks and open spaces. The situation means that two of the borough’s One O’Clock clubs are closed today.

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