St Leonards dropped kerbs are a must say residents
RESIDENTS of Oaktree Park at St Leonards are calling for the installation of dropped kerbs near the A31 before a serious accident takes place.
Jim Crow, treasurer of Oaktree Residents' Association explained: "Many people living here have mobility scooters and we're finding it very difficult to access the flyover which would take us across the road to the Woodman. Because there are no dropped kerbs we have to go in the road, which is dangerous."
The residents have the support of St Leonards and St Ives county councillor Peter Richardson who said: "I firmly believe all residents at Oaktree Park Homes, must have this dropped kerb issue resolved quickly, as a matter of real emergency, before a tragic incident occurs, from poor road/ footway design, that has existed far too long. I am very concerned for their safety when faced with a poor, uneven surfaces and consequential danger, as users travel, on the footway, against the traffic flow on the A31, to reach their destination. One just has to see the road users attempting their journeys to appreciate this."
Councillor Richardson said he is lobbying local MP, Christopher Chope.
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He added: "I have called on head of Dorset County Council highways team to provide a safety audit here. I am also approaching the parish council to see if they can assist."