Council to decide on modified Portswood plans

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Fallen tree blocks Cobden Avenue

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A fallen tree blocked Cobden Avenue on Tuesday (Jan 2). It's believed the road was obstructed since at least 4 pm by the tree, which appeared to have fallen — presumably in the high winds — from Deepdene. Both carriageway and footpaths were cordoned off from the Midanbury Lane junction for a short stretch southbound. A similar incident happened closing the road in 2021.