A DISABLED pensioner says getting into Stourport is "nearly a no go" due to a "dangerous" commute along a path.

Marlene Turner, who travels in an electric wheelchair, wants the council to widen the Dunley Road footpath before it causes an accident.

She says she struggles to travel on the path, which is further complicated when another mobility scooter or pushchair is coming in the opposite direction.

Mrs Turner says there are few drop kerbs, which makes it difficult to manoeuvre out of the way. She says it would also expose people to the dangers of traffic on the road.

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The 65-year-old said: "It's absolute chaos and danger. You can't actually go on the road. You can't say I'll move because of the kerb.

"Even though it's 30 miles an hour - they come past at speed. It's an accident waiting to happen."

She has called on Worcestershire County Council to widen the path and remove overgrown vegetation to improve access for herself, others using wheelchairs, and for parents with pushchairs.

Mrs Turner added: "I've offered to be there in my electric wheelchair to show them what the problem is and try to sort it."

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council said, “Requests to widen a pavement or for a drop kerb can be made through our website.

“Unfortunately widening of pavements is dependent on whether narrowing the road is an option. If this is not an option, potential widening of the pavement would have to involve third party landowners.”