Unfinished Paving 'A Danger' To Local Elderly
Calls for Hounslow Highways to 'finish the job' in Brackley Road
Elderly and infirm people have been put at risk by unfinished paving in Brackley Road, according to local people.
Hounslow Highways had started resurfacing nearly three months ago, but several paving stones have been left at an angle and at least three parking spaces have been lost as the area is cordoned off. HH has apologised for the inconvenience, blaming tree roots, and said it will fixed this week (statement below).
A spokesman for local residents said that the street had many elderly residents, some with health problems, who were in danger of falling over due uneven surfaces, as were children running along the pavement.
One elderly resident said she had been severely inconvenienced and street safety for pedestrians was being compromised.
"My disabled brother is visiting, I have had a foot operation,and the roadworks- road and pavement - just left for week upon week in front of my house show no signs of ever being finished, in spite of emails, expensive telephone calls and the like."
Cllr John Todd is trying to help the residents and has make representations on their behalf. He commented that it was; "Yet another example of tardiness by Hounslow Highways and their reluctance to respond to residents and a Councillor's request for remedial action."
Local MP Mary Macleod has called on the authorities to sort out the matter. She tweeted:
Brackley Rd residents really frustrated #Chiswick. Roadworks been there for 12 weeks untouched @HounslowHways @LBofHounslow - please sort!
Rob Gillespie, Hounslow Highways Service Director, said: “We apologise to residents for any inconvenience caused by the delay in repairing the pavement. The kerb work was complicated by the presence of tree roots obstructing the area. However, the work will be completed by Thursday this week and we will ensure such a delay will not occur again.”
Cllr Amrit Mann, deputy leader of Hounslow Council, said: “I am very disturbed to hear these repairs have taken so long. I am pleased to hear Hounslow Highways have said they will ensure such a delay will not happen again and that our officers are liaising with them to ensure this is the case.”
September 5, 2014