This Weekends Storm Update

The storms over the weekend, which were not forecast have caused many tree related issues across BCP and beyond.

The openspaces/Parks teams have working to resolve the issues. Our two contractors, IdVerde and Upton’s were out from around 9 am Sunday until 11 pm last night and then again from first thing this morning.

Main routes were prioritised, including in Bournemouth:

W Overcliff Drive completed today

Alum Chine – ongoing, will hopefully be complete by end of today

Moor Avenue – ongoing, will be completed tomorrow morning

Wimborne Cemetery – fallen tree taped off, non urgent, will be completed asap

Broadway – Cleared from highway, team to return tomorrow to collect timber

Bradpole Rd Play Area – ongoing. Made safe but some hanging branches remain in tree so team to return tomorrow to remove hangars.

Swanmore rd – dangerous tree felled completed this afternoon.


Gravel Hill, Upton Bypass, Poole Lane, Arrowsmith Rd, Blandford Rd Hamworthy and many more.

Christchurch – 2 jobs outstanding, both non urgent and on Chewton Common Rd

The problem is that we may have been asked to clear a fallen branch / tree which is not considered to be a danger or preventing access and so those jobs will be at the back of the queue whilst we deal with roads, pavements and danger to property / public. If you are concerned about specific issues, please contact Councillor Mark Anderson and he will check with the teams that we are on that particular issue.

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