Disabled man criticises Bewdley pavement

UNEVEN SURFACE: A Bewdley man has labelled the pavement a 'slip hazard'.

UNEVEN SURFACE: A Bewdley man has labelled the pavement a 'slip hazard'.

First published in Local Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A DISABLED man in Bewdley has complained about the state of a pavement in the town.

The 81-year-old, who did not wish to be named, has labelled the pathway at the junction of Dog Lane and Dowles Road “a slip hazard” because of potholes and puddles.

Worcestershire County Council has promised “appropriate action” will be taken.

The retired chartered engineer, who uses a three or four-wheeled trolley to walk into Bewdley, said: “In winter the puddles are larger and become solid ice.

“If something is not done someone will slip and possibly injure themselves.

“The whole surface is extremely uneven and after a downpour there are a series of puddles to navigate with some about two inches deep.

“It has been like this for ages and it seems to have been forgotten.

“There are also no dropped kerbs, which creates difficulties for me.

“I hope the county council do the work so that I can go along without problems.”

Conservative councillor John Smith, cabinet member for highways at Worcestershire County Council, said: “We will arrange for this to be inspected and any appropriate action taken.”

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1:20pm Mon 18 Aug 14

CynicalSid says...

Yep ..a wet pavement in Bewdley. Next.
Yep ..a wet pavement in Bewdley. Next. CynicalSid
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9:28pm Mon 18 Aug 14

mark.lawley says...

there are certainly many worse pavements in wyre forest - however i pressume the issue would crossing across top of dog la that isn't really shown in photo!
there are certainly many worse pavements in wyre forest - however i pressume the issue would crossing across top of dog la that isn't really shown in photo! mark.lawley
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