PROGRESS SO FAR
The Camden Council has decided to remove the trees. An e-mail was sent requesting the reasons for that decision and in order to find out if the council will fix the wall or not.
A contractor has provided a specification which includes costs to repair the wall which are acceptable to the Council. Ms Nasir-Lawal is waiting for a report from the Council’s Agricultural Team on what further movement/growth might be expected from the trees that originally caused the wall to collapse before the repair order can be raised. Ms Nasir-Lawal will be able to update us on her return (22nd November 2007) with the expected date that the works can start on site.
Mr Pettinger have spoken to Dawn Aldred, patch manager today who advises him that the present situation is that Asmau Nasir-Lawal, building surveyor has been onsite and has specified the works and needs to meet with Dawn to agree the exact works with the contractors. Mr Pettinger have no further information on this matter.
Cllr Roger Robinson wrote to Mr Keith Pettinger, Quality Support Officer, asking about the wall and if this repair was part of the cuts to estate expenditure just announced.
Ms Dawn Aldred have asked the surveyor to up date her regarding the progress and she was hoping to hear from her in the next couple of days. The Surveyor leading the repair is Ms. Asmau Nasir-Lawal.
Ms Dawn Aldred have spoken to the Housing Surveyor responsible for managing this case and can inform you of the following:
a) Camden’s Tree Section has been requested to advice on what remedial action (if any) can be taken to prevent the roots of the trees causing damage again to the wall when rebuilt.
b) costs are being sought by the surveyor to repair the wall.
Ms Dawn Aldred wrote to Principle Building Surveyor for the Camden Town District, Mr.John Venning
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