Storm causes minor structural damage and uprooted trees

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Milton Keynes escaped the worst of the bad weather which battered the area over the weekend.

High winds with gusts of up to 80 mph were reported overnight on Friday and Saturday causing some minor structural damage to buildings and uprooted trees.

MPMC uprooted tree in Santen Grove, Bletchley

MPMC uprooted tree in Santen Grove, Bletchley

Firefighters were kept busy throughout Saturday and Sunday, mostly to clear trees been blown down in the gales including at Carters Lane, Kiln Farm. A number of trees were also uprooted in Santen Grove, on the Lakes Estate in Bletchley, and Teardrop Lakes, also in Bletchley.

Crews were also called out to Wetherburn Court, Bletchley, where a metal slab was hanging in a tree. They used bowsaws to remove the debris and make the area safe.

A section of cladding hanging from the roof of the Bletchley Leisure Centre was also made safe along with a two metre section of neon signage hanging from the front of the Xscape building in CMK.

Three panels from the McDonald’s building at Xscape were also made safe.

Other reported damage included a window blown in at the Nut and Squirrel pub in Westcroft, loose tiles and aerial on a roof in Holland Way, Newport Pagnell, and unsafe aerial in Broughton.

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Pictured above is one of trees blown down in parkland at Teardrop Lakes, Bletchley, and an uprooted tree in Santen Grove, Bletchley,