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Halstead: Experts call for calm during storm clear-up
11:00am Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
Residents are being warned to leave the task of dealing with fallen or damaged trees to the experts.
Tree surgeons in the Halstead area have reported being inundated with calls for advice and help since Monday’s widespread storm.
But opportunistic criminals could use the aftermath of the storm to take advantage of elderly and vulnerable people, it has been warned.
Steve Mortimer, of Mortimer Tree Surgery, in Fenn Road, Halstead, said: “We are very busy, but if I answered the phone all day I couldn’t get any work done.
“If it is urgent then, yes, it needs dealing with urgently, but if it is more incovenenient than urgent, then bide your time but be aware of people charging extortionate rates.
“Lots of people panic and think it has got to be done immediately.”
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