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Monday, 15 February 2010

Dangerous potholes filled in

Lambeth Council officers have finally filled in two dangerous holes on Lambeth Walk, after two years of pressure from councillors.

Matters came to a head during the recent snow, when an elderly resident broke his foot when he stumbled on the edge of one of the holes.

Councillor Mark Harrison raised the issue with officers for the second time and pointed out that tree officers had created these dangerous holes.

The Council have now filled in the holes with more soil, and have installed stakes ready for new trees.

Mark said 'I'm pleased the immediate danger posed by the holes has been sorted out. However, I've pointed out to officers again that it's a waste of money to plant new trees unless they are properly protected from cars, dogs, and vandals. Unfortunately delicate saplings won't last five minutes in such an exposed and prominent site'.

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