Thursday 14 June 2018 12.12pm
I walk past that tree every day on my way to and from work, so I made a point of looking at the terrace area for the damage which is supposedly being caused by the roots of the tree. The Vault's terrace area is largely a raised area of decking, with steps up to it. The area in front of that around the tree doesn't look any more damaged than the rest of the paving in Shad Thames
, which has plenty of damaged, broken, raised paving stones. If these aren't considered a hazard for pedestrians, I don't see how the same sort of damage around the tree can be considered a hazard either. If the roots are damaging the structure of any buildings, of course, that's another thing, but the area around the tree looks perfectly acceptable for customer usage otherwise.