LETTER: Our pavements are appalling

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I am writing to bring the attention of elderly and disabled residents in the area of Crowne Street, Eastbourne, to the appalling condition of the pavements on the left hand side of the road (looking up the road from Watts Lane).

I have contacted East Sussex County Council’s Highways department and they say that these pavements do not need repairing or replacing,

Apparently they were checked by a Highways Steward, who, I am presuming, is not elderly or disabled and has no idea about walking along a pavement where you have to be looking down at every step.

I have also been in contact with our MP Caroline Ansell who has tried to help us with this matter but, even with photographs of these pavements, she has had no better outcome than us.

One of our residents made the following comment: “If we were in Meads they would have been repaired yesterday” – and this is a apparently not far from the truth.

PHYLLIS EMERY

Secretary of the Crowne House Residents Association,

Star Road