RESIDENTS have slammed the state of pavements outside their homes, calling them “dangerous”.

Residents of White Ash Glade, Caerleon, say weeds are growing through the pavement stones, making the surface uneven and – when it rains – slippery.

Newport City Council have said they recently carried out an extensive cleansing of the area, and that any defects warranting intervention will be assessed and repairs arranged accordingly

But Wendy Dickinson said the council only sprays the weeds once a year, and the recent visit wasn’t effective enough.

“This has been going on for the 12 years we have lived here,” she added.

“When it rains and the weeds are wet, it is really easy to fall.

“I am pensioner and I worry. It is dangerous.”

Ken Dawkins, another resident in the street, said his 86-year-old wife is disabled and uses crutches.

“She worries she is going to have a nasty accident,” he added.

Cathy Rusha, 55, who has lived in the street for 30 years, said: “The stones are not even anymore because of the weeds. Every year it gets worse and worse.

“I think it needs to be repaved both for safety and because of the way it looks.”

Resident Elizabeth Hughes called the situation “disgusting”.

She said: “You try to keep your garden nice and then you have this in front of your house.

“It is terrible.”

A Newport City Council spokeswoman said: “We have recently carried out extensive cleansing of the area to remove all weed and moss growth and are committed to ensure these block paved footways are maintained to current recommended standards.

“The sites are all inspected on a cyclic programme and any defects warranting intervention will be assessed and repairs arranged accordingly.”