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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New Malden residents' fury after lorry drivers carry on regardless

















The Contractor working on the expansion of Christ Church School in New Malden has been forced to clean up after its drivers.

On Monday, a lorry working on the project decimated a number of trees in Chestnut Grove, some of which are thought to be protected, while it passed under them.

Branches were left hanging over the pavement precariously, prompting residents to complain to the council.

We asked Built Off Site if they’d like to apologise to the residents in question - they had no comment for us but did send someone to clean the street of the branches [pictured].

Kingston Council issued this statement:
Kingston Council is supporting the Southwark Diocese Board of Education to provide temporary accommodation for Christ Church New Malden Junior School on their field site located on Chestnut Grove for the start of the September term. During delivery of modular classroom units on Monday 25 June a number of branches along Chestnut Grove were damaged, these have now been removed and cleared by the contractor
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One elderly resident told Jackie News; We are not against expansion, but the majority of these houses, trees and roads are from the 1800s and cannot support large vehicles rocking the foundations or leaving pot holes. Surely there is an alternative route they can use? We already put up with quite a lot from the school with regards to mums and dads parking over drive ways at drop off times.
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