Calls to repairs to 'dangerous' pavement in Tipton St John
PUBLISHED: 10:30 25 January 2018
The representative for the village is calling for work to be scheduled after the pavement was damaged in October.
Calls have been made for repairs to a ‘dangerous’ pavement in Tipton St John.
Councillor Lyn Harding, who represents the village, says she has been chasing for weekly updates since October after the walkway was damaged by a lorry.
The large crack in the pavement, which is along the main road in Tipton, has exposed a cast-iron pipe and residents are forced to walk into the road.
She said county council officials have been out to look at the pavement and place safety fencing around the pavement, but no work had been scheduled.
At a recent Ottery St Mary Town Council meeting, Cllr Harding said: “It’s just taking so long - if you have a pushchair or a mobility scooter, anything like that, or you are blind, you have to go out into the road. It’s dangerous. When we had the high winds the orange safety fencing had fallen into the hole.”
A spokesman for Devon County Council said: “The damage to the footway was caused by a lorry mounting the footpath. It will be fully repaired as soon as possible and we are awaiting a start date from our contractor. We will then seek to recharge all costs to the company responsible for causing the damage.”