Lightning damage on St Helier Avenue

Council staff are working to repair properties on St Helier Avenue after they were extensively damaged by the lightning storm this afternoon.

Occupied by Rowland’s Pharmacy and a Londis store, the council-owned properties are situated at 41, 43 and 45 on St Helier Avenue and are also occupied by a number of residents. The council’s facilities team is assessing damage to the properties at the moment and will carry out remedial repairs once the building has been assessed. They are adding scaffolding to the properties as well as making sure that the residents who live in the properties above the businesses are safe and that their homes are weather-tight.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: ‘Luckily there was no fire caused by the lightning to the properties in St Helier Avenue this afternoon but I’d like to thank the firefighters from Wimbledon who came out to help. Our team is making sure the properties are safe and will carry out any repair works that are needed once they have assessed the damage to the buildings.’