News from Harlow Council and Kier Harlow: Clearing up Harlow after the storm
- Published 10/28/2013
Council and Kier Harlow have been responding to the effects of the storm
experienced in Harlow this morning (28 October 2013).
took place at the end of last week to ensure workforces were ready to respond
to emergency calls and that trees and structures were made as safe as possible.
morning Kier Harlow took around 500 telephone calls and the roofing and fencing
teams have been responding to emergencies as they are reported. Despite the
high number of calls, pre-booked housing repairs appointment are being kept to.
operators have been working around the town to respond to fallen trees, with
priority given to clearing roads and pathways. Street cleaning teams have also
been reacting to the increase in debris on the streets and roads across the
town to ensure safety for residents. So far 45 reports of damaged trees have
been made to the Council.
Harlow say that all emergency works to reported trees and clearing up debris
should be responded to by the end of today with normal services resuming
tomorrow (29 October 2013).
Mark Wilkinson, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “I would like to thank those
who are working so hard to clear-up Harlow. Like much of the South this storm
has battered Harlow and Harlow Council and its partner Kier Harlow are working
flat out to help get the town back up on its feet and cleared up. Last week we
put plans in place to ensure we were both prepared when the storm hit and these
plans are in action today. Clearly work will be carried out on a priority basis
and if residents see any damage please report it to us so it can be logged and
Phillips, Operations Director for Kier Harlow said: “I am pleased that the
joint contingency plans we put in place last week have worked effectively and
that the Town will soon be back to normal. Our grounds teams are working to
ensure that this is the case.”
has been some damage to the roof of the Playhouse. Kier Harlow has carried out
temporary repairs and the area has been reopened. The Playhouse is open
to the public.
a safety measure the market is closed today. Waste and recycling collections
are unaffected and are operating as normal.
residents wish to report an emergency Kier Harlow can be contacted on 01279
446666. Damaged trees on Council land should be reported to Contact Harlow on
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