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Storm Ciara has brought down trees and damaged houses in Newark and Balderton




Trees have been blown over by 97mph winds caused by Storm Ciara, causing damage to houses and other properties.

One of two silver birch trees in the centre of Brisbane Court's shopping precinct in Balderton was blown down yesterday (Sunday) and landed against the side of the dwelling opposite, where the Salvation Army charity shop is located.

Julie Wright, who works at Balderton Dry Cleaners & Laundrette in the same building, said that her son had seen the tree falling yesterday from their property on Bullpit Road.

The fallen tree at Brisbane Court, Balderton (28834799)
The fallen tree at Brisbane Court, Balderton (28834799)

She said: "They need to take the other tree down as well, there was a third tree there but that blew down two years ago, I'm surprised the last one is still standing.

Mr Barry Barnett, who lives on Marlowe Drive nearby, said that he wasn't surprised the tree had blown down.

He said: "The roots are so shallow, I thought the spread of the roots were supposed to be the same size as the spread of the tree's canopy."

Resident of Brisbane Court, Barry Barnett, with his damaged fence. (28834795)
Resident of Brisbane Court, Barry Barnett, with his damaged fence. (28834795)

He has also suffered because of the bad weather after the strong winds damaged his garden fence panels.

He said: "Most of the damage happened last night and our two dogs were really upset by the noise."

Another tree was blown over at a property just off Smiths Street last night, which has closed the alleyway running alongside the property and damaged the fence along the perimeter.

A fallen tree in an alleyway off Smiths Street (28834787)
A fallen tree in an alleyway off Smiths Street (28834787)

The tree that was blown over and landed on a property just off London Road is currently being removed.

Newark Police said: "Storm Ciara certainly made itself known across Newark and Sherwood.

"Emergency calls poured in and officers have been blown away by assistance of members of the public cutting and removing trees. Thank you."

If you have been affected by Storm Ciara, submit your photos to news@newarkadvertiser.co.uk

The fallen tree on London Road is removed. (28834791)
The fallen tree on London Road is removed. (28834791)

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