Call for ‘Assurances’ after video of tree felling narrowly missing cyclist is referred to Lewisham Council

After a member of the public contacted Councillor Alan Hall he has written to Lewisham Council’s Chief Executive Ian Thomas. However, the matter is so urgent and the Chief Executive is on leave presently, he has contacted the Executive Director, Kevin Sheehan and Head of Law, Kath Nicholson directly.

The letter states:

Dear Ian, Kevin & Kath,

This video has been brought to my attention by a concerned member of the public. It is a shocking recording of a tree feller showing a cyclist on the public highway narrowly missing a huge felled tree trunk.

I am writing as I have received reports that the highway in question is Adelaide Avenue in Brockley. 

I would be grateful if you could let me know whether you have received these reports and whether they are accurate. I am concerned for the safety of residents and workers alike – if this is a Lewisham contractor and road I would like proper assurances to be given. 

The video can be watched publicly here:

Yours sincerely,

Alan

Councillor Alan Hall”

 

The tree can be seen on google here

Tree Brockley google 1018

 

A BBC report was published later that day here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-45834019/lewisham-video-shows-falling-tree-narrowly-missing-cyclist

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