Tree falls on top of three cars in Church Hill Road car park

The tree fell on top of three parked cars in Church Hill Road car park.

The tree fell on top of three parked cars in Church Hill Road car park.

First published in News
Last updated
Times Series: Photograph of the Author by

Three cars have been damaged after a large tree toppled to the ground in an East Barnet car park this afternoon.

One of the tree’s branches went through the back window of a blue Honda which was parked in Church Hill Road car park.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:56pm Tue 6 May 14

Mike NW7 says...

Poor management of the car park is clearly to blame here. A responsible council would have anticipated this issue and dealt with the trees in advance. However in Barnet you now have to call Outer Mongolia to get anything done!
Poor management of the car park is clearly to blame here. A responsible council would have anticipated this issue and dealt with the trees in advance. However in Barnet you now have to call Outer Mongolia to get anything done! Mike NW7
  • Score: 7

7:51am Wed 7 May 14

Mr unreasonable and always looking for fault says...

Mike NW7 is one of these sad people who blames the council and government for everything. If someone drove into the back of this car that would be the councils fault too! There are thousands and thousands of trees in Barnet and not all can be inspected every week. I wonder if lots of people saw this tree sagging or something and didn't report it, the public have a duty too but Mike likes the nanny state by the sound of it, a labour supporter.

Things like this happen, on a rare basis, but they do. The car owner just has to submit a claim against the council.
Mike NW7 is one of these sad people who blames the council and government for everything. If someone drove into the back of this car that would be the councils fault too! There are thousands and thousands of trees in Barnet and not all can be inspected every week. I wonder if lots of people saw this tree sagging or something and didn't report it, the public have a duty too but Mike likes the nanny state by the sound of it, a labour supporter. Things like this happen, on a rare basis, but they do. The car owner just has to submit a claim against the council. Mr unreasonable and always looking for fault
  • Score: -10

8:13pm Wed 7 May 14

Mike NW7 says...

I will be voting for candidates who stand up for residents in our ward. Sury Khatri will get a vote, Sian John will get a vote and so will Jeremy Davies.

I believe People in Mill Hill will vote this time out for candidates not parties. Bet George Jones will do well and Rolf Clayton too. These candidates have Mill Hill at their heart and deserve votes.

John Hart has betrayed the people of Mill Hill too many times to get a vote and Val Duschinsky? A candidate who hasn't uttered a word in public apart from a Tory dinner since becoming a candidate. No doubt she will do the leaders bidding if elected and would toe the party line.
I will be voting for candidates who stand up for residents in our ward. Sury Khatri will get a vote, Sian John will get a vote and so will Jeremy Davies. I believe People in Mill Hill will vote this time out for candidates not parties. Bet George Jones will do well and Rolf Clayton too. These candidates have Mill Hill at their heart and deserve votes. John Hart has betrayed the people of Mill Hill too many times to get a vote and Val Duschinsky? A candidate who hasn't uttered a word in public apart from a Tory dinner since becoming a candidate. No doubt she will do the leaders bidding if elected and would toe the party line. Mike NW7
  • Score: 5

11:24am Thu 8 May 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

In response to a 44-word news item about a tree falling in East Barnet, Mike NW7 manages to produce a 120-word comment entirely about the council election in Mill Hill. Huh?
In response to a 44-word news item about a tree falling in East Barnet, Mike NW7 manages to produce a 120-word comment entirely about the council election in Mill Hill. Huh? Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: -2

7:27am Sat 10 May 14

Barnet Parker says...

There you go folks Councillor Unreasonable says its your fault this tree fell over. Despite him and his colleagues voting themselves a massive increase in allowances they do not expect to earn it by ensuring there is an adequately funded tree department to keep an eye on these things. You don't pay council tax for that. That would be the Nanny State. Why invest in doing the right thing when you can hand out the money in compensation when things go wrong.

Remember you pay council tax for him and his chums' allowances and to pay Capita to set up a call centre that doesn't work most times out of ten. Good luck with getting through to Outer Mongolia to report on the condition of trees in Mill Hill Mike.
There you go folks Councillor Unreasonable says its your fault this tree fell over. Despite him and his colleagues voting themselves a massive increase in allowances they do not expect to earn it by ensuring there is an adequately funded tree department to keep an eye on these things. You don't pay council tax for that. That would be the Nanny State. Why invest in doing the right thing when you can hand out the money in compensation when things go wrong. Remember you pay council tax for him and his chums' allowances and to pay Capita to set up a call centre that doesn't work most times out of ten. Good luck with getting through to Outer Mongolia to report on the condition of trees in Mill Hill Mike. Barnet Parker
  • Score: 4

9:35am Sat 10 May 14

Wombatz says...

If someone had been injured or even killed when the tree fell, the reaction would be - as it always is - couldn't this tragedy have been prevented? Saying 'there are thousands of trees in Barnet' wouldn't be much of a comfort for the family of the victim. The council has cut budgets for parks, street enforcement and tree maintenance. But hurray, they froze the council tax so we can all go and buy a cappuccino once a month. Let's be serious. This wasn't a philosophical tree falling in a metaphorical forest. It's caused damage....and it could have been worse. The people have a right to question and criticise council policies without being personally ridiculed.
If someone had been injured or even killed when the tree fell, the reaction would be - as it always is - couldn't this tragedy have been prevented? Saying 'there are thousands of trees in Barnet' wouldn't be much of a comfort for the family of the victim. The council has cut budgets for parks, street enforcement and tree maintenance. But hurray, they froze the council tax so we can all go and buy a cappuccino once a month. Let's be serious. This wasn't a philosophical tree falling in a metaphorical forest. It's caused damage....and it could have been worse. The people have a right to question and criticise council policies without being personally ridiculed. Wombatz
  • Score: 3

11:40am Sat 10 May 14

Mr Reasonable says...

Mr unreasonable and always looking for fault wrote:
Mike NW7 is one of these sad people who blames the council and government for everything. If someone drove into the back of this car that would be the councils fault too! There are thousands and thousands of trees in Barnet and not all can be inspected every week. I wonder if lots of people saw this tree sagging or something and didn't report it, the public have a duty too but Mike likes the nanny state by the sound of it, a labour supporter.

Things like this happen, on a rare basis, but they do. The car owner just has to submit a claim against the council.
In 2013 the Council paid City Suburban Tree Surgeons Ltd £729,504.35 (ex VAT). Surely spending three quarters of a million pounds a year on tree surgeons should ensure these type of incidents don't occur.
[quote][p][bold]Mr unreasonable and always looking for fault[/bold] wrote: Mike NW7 is one of these sad people who blames the council and government for everything. If someone drove into the back of this car that would be the councils fault too! There are thousands and thousands of trees in Barnet and not all can be inspected every week. I wonder if lots of people saw this tree sagging or something and didn't report it, the public have a duty too but Mike likes the nanny state by the sound of it, a labour supporter. Things like this happen, on a rare basis, but they do. The car owner just has to submit a claim against the council.[/p][/quote]In 2013 the Council paid City Suburban Tree Surgeons Ltd £729,504.35 (ex VAT). Surely spending three quarters of a million pounds a year on tree surgeons should ensure these type of incidents don't occur. Mr Reasonable
  • Score: 5

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree