Mayor hits out at poor state of town's pavements - The Evesham Observer

Mayor hits out at poor state of town's pavements

Evesham Editorial 13th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

EVESHAM’S Mayor has labelled pavements leading up to one of the town’s medical centres as a ‘disgrace’ and called on county chiefs to tackle the situation to prevent more accidents.

Coun Fred Kaler told the Observer highways bosses needed to look at the paths by the Merstow Green Medical Practice.

The respected councillor said older people have even ended up in A&E as a result of the uneven pavements.

And despite campaigning on the matter for the past four years, the frustrated Mayor said nothing has been done to tackle the issue.

“I think that they are an absolute disgrace,” Coun Kaler said.

“I am deeply concerned for the physical safety of members of our community older people and younger people are in danger of falling because of the uneven pavement.

“A large number of people have fallen victim to the state of the pavement, I can recall at least two people from Ferry View Sheltered Housing complex who have ended up attending A&E with brushes etc due to falling.

The town’s Mayor also told the Observer he has even seen children falling into the road as a result of the dodgy pavements.

“I have witnessed older people, younger people and children stumbling and nearly falling onto the road, one of he dropped kerbs does not even line up with access to the car park and is a danger,” he added.

“I shall be raising this with the Evesham and District Older Peoples Forum, and our MP and others – it is a disgrace to our community especially bearing in mind that this problem is right next to two GP’s Surgery’s and a Medical Centre which caters for people with walking difficulties and pregnant women.

“The Mayoress Jean Kaler said she is in constant fear of stumbling and falling into the road, whenever she needs to attend the GP or the Medical Centre.”

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “There have been no recent enquiries regarding the condition of the footways in this area.

“We treat enquiries seriously and make every effort to ensure that footways are as safe as possible.

“Any safety concerns should be reported to Worcestershire Highways,” she added.

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