OAP demands action on dangerous pavements

Jacqueline Milner of the Sheffield Pensioners Action Group with one of the dangerous footpaths near her home at Liberty Drive, Stannington.
Jacqueline Milner of the Sheffield Pensioners Action Group with one of the dangerous footpaths near her home at Liberty Drive, Stannington.
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A WOMAN has branded roads and pavements in a Sheffield suburb a danger to elderly and visually impaired residents.

Jaqueline Milner, aged 68, from Stannington, is unhappy that while money has been spent lowering kerbs in the area, roads and pavements are filled with potholes.

Mrs Milner, secretary of the Sheffield Pensioners’ Actions Group, said: “It’s silly to carry out such work without looking at the bigger picture.

“The council has put the cart before the horse, and have shown a severe lack of foresight.

“It has supposedly just received a massive grant from the government to help improve the district, but I bet it doesn’t start the maintenance with these estates.”

She added: “It is dangerous even for able-bodied people, so imagine what it is like for the blind and elderly people of the area.”

Mrs Milner said her mother, who died two years ago, suffered from blindness, and could not leave the house without both her and her husband Barry in assistance.

She said: “It was incredibly difficult for my mother to walk around the area even when there was the two of us to assist her. At times, it was nearly impossible.”

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “Our Street Force service has sent an inspector to the area to check the condition of the roads, so they may be assessed for future repair.”