Brixton storm damage in pictures

Written by on October 28, 2013 in Community, News - 1 Comment

Despite forecasters warning of a “stormageddon” to hit southern England overnight, it wasn’t quite as bad as we may have thought.

The winds were pretty fierce, however, and Lambeth council said 40 trees were blown over across the borough.

Here is a selection of photographs of the damage around Brixton, Brockwell Park and Lambeth. Keep your photos of the damage coming to newsdesk@brixtonblog.com or tweet us @brixtonblog.

Pic by Jonny Jobes (@JonnyJobes) on Twitter

Pic by Jonny Jobes (@JonnyJobes) on Twitter

Pic by @Schuey on Twitter

Pic by @Schuey on Twitter

 

DOWNED: Trees cover the pavement in Brixton this morning. Picture by James Mackintosh, investment editor, Financial Times (@jmackin2)

DOWNED: Trees cover the pavement in Brixton this morning. Picture by James Mackintosh, investment editor, Financial Times (@jmackin2)

TOPPLED: An ash tree on the Cressingham gardens estate. Pic by Gerlinde Gniewosz

TOPPLED: An ash tree on the Cressingham gardens estate.  Photo by Nicholas Greaves

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TOPPLED: An ash tree on the Cressingham gardens estate. Pic Fatima Elmoudden

 

DAMAGE: This pic of a downed tree was taken by Lucy Keeler (@LucyAstrid) on Twitter.

DAMAGE: This picture of a downed tree was taken by Lucy Keeler (@LucyAstrid) on Twitter.

BLOWY: Brixton's new brewery, based in Station Road, had its sign ripped off in the winds. Picture by Simon Usborne (@Susborne) on Twitter

BLOWY: Brixton’s new brewery, based in Station Road, had its sign ripped off in the winds. Picture by Simon Usborne (@Susborne) on Twitter

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

DOWN: Trees in Brockwell Park. Picture by Alex Hadden.

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One Comment on "Brixton storm damage in pictures"

  1. Mark October 29, 2013 at 10:46 am · Reply

    Not surprising the photos are all about trees as the incompetent Lambeth Council has had for some time an – I can’t be bothered – policy regarding pruning and maintaining trees. I only hope that the insurance companies come for them, or at least do a thorough investigation into whether the fallen trees could have been prevented by correct maintenance. Hopefully that might send the wake up call, where my endless phone calls to them seem to have failed.

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