Tyllwyd Road residents want their pavement fixed
12:02pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Residents of Tyllwyd Road in Newport are upset that a footpath on their road has been fenced off and left in a state of disrepair, L-R Jacob Soper, Faith Ball, Katrina Soper, Louise Humar, Elen Wilks, Tom Webber, Penny Maggs, Miriam Taylor, Tilly Soper, J
A NEWPORT pavement has been “in a state of disrepair” for five years, forcing walkers to cross over or walk in the road.
After paving slabs on the rest of Tyllwyd Road were replaced with tarmac about five years ago, this stretch was left due to problems with an adjoining wall.
Now, after a number of attempts to try and get the pavement fixed, residents say it is time for the council to take action.
Retired teacher Faith Ball, 67, said: “It’s really dangerous. My neighbour is in a wheelchair. If she wants to go to the top of the road she has to cross at the most dangerous point because obviously the pavement on the other side is blocked.
“The council has ignored the pavement, apart from putting more and more barriers around it.
"We, the residents, have tried. We have rung the council, we have written and had letters back from the council. I have sent them photos. I have contacted Rosemary Butler and Paul Flynn.”
Matthew Evans, councillor for Allt-Yr-Yn, emailed Ms Ball in November last year, saying:” I am afraid this has been a long standing legal issue which I am well aware of, but share your frustration in it not being resolved.”
Ms Ball also received an email from councillor David Fouweather in November last year, stating: “ I like others have been trying to resolve this issue for some time. I know that the council have now taken down a tree which I believe was causing part of the problem, so I don't think there should be any difficulty in now repairing the pavement.”
But, residents are still waiting for their new pavement.
The Argus contact Newport council for a comment but had not received one at the time of going to press.
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