Residents' anger at parking authority's 'disregard' for safety (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Residents in Loughton say that the NEPP promised to put yellow lines on dangerous junctions a year ago
Crumbling pavements and a failure to restrict parking in residential roads has resulted in an obstacle course for disabled and elderly people, according to residents.
Residents claim North Essex Parking Partnership agreed to paint yellow lines on the corners of Forest View Road with Connaught Hill in Loughton in October last year.
However, almost one year one, nothing has been done.
Commuters and car owners are now said to be parking right onto the corners, causing a multitude of problems.
John Pierce, of Connaught Hill, was walking his grandchildren to school when he saw an elderly woman almost fall out of her electric chair trying to make her way around cars and onto a cracked pavement.
He said: “The NEPP said they would do it in October last year. I emailed them in June and they said it would be done within three months. Still nothing has been done.
“They have showed a total disregard for the safety of children and elderly people by ignoring the fact that yellow lines are needed on these junctions. They are dangerous.”
Sheila Sutton, 88, of Forest View Road says that because there are no yellow lines in place, service vehicles are damaging the pavements.
She said: “Great big service trucks come round and because there are cars parked all over they keep bashing the curbs.
“The pavement has been patched over and patched over. They have never been properly done.
“There is a small gap that I can fit my electric chair over. The problem is if they re-do the curbs then I worry that they won’t drop them and then I won’t be able to get down the path at all.”
The NEPP has been asked to comment.
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