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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Road where residents fear to step out

EGREMONT residents, who say they are scared to leave their homes, are appealing for their road to be repaired.

Residents of Ehen Court Road fear suffering an injury due to the poor state of their road and pavements.

William Shrubb said: “A lot of the residents in this area are disabled and we’re scared of coming out of our homes. The paths and roads haven’t been treated for years and have fallen into a state of disrepair.

“Many of us have fallen and it has become incredibly dangerous.”

A £24,000 plan to reconstruct the paths and roads surrounding Ehen Court Road has been proposed by Cumbria County Council, and has been earmarked to take place in 2014/15.

Other Ehen Court Road residents have voiced their concerns. Helen Bristoe said: “When the light goes, it becomes even worse because even normally you really have to watch where you’re going. It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt and it really wears you down as we have been trying to get it sorted over the past few years.”

Sylvia King added: “I just don’t feel safe coming out of my home and walking anywhere. The surface is horrendous and it makes me not want to come out.”

A county council spokesperson said: “We are aware of the condition of sections of Ehen Court Road.

“A £24,000 scheme to undertake repairs has been included in the council’s proposed surface dressing programme for 2014/15, which is due to be considered by the council’s Copeland Local Committee at a meeting tomorrow (Friday).”

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