Furious Residents Blast Council Over Hazardous Pavement
Residents of Butler Avenue in Harrow, London, have hit out against cracked pavements that have caused injuries.
The uneven walkway has been dubbed a ‘dangerous’ nightmare by locals.
Elderly residents are particularly concerned about the treacherous path, with one 89-year-old woman now refusing to use it altogether.
Residents say they have complained about the rutted route for decades but claim their pleas to completely overhaul it have fallen on deaf ears.
Furious locals have blasted the council for doing patch repairs instead of ripping up and fixing the entire walkway.
Mike Williamson is spearheading the campaign to get the council to fix the pavement and is demanding that they do one ‘proper job’.
Many of Butler Avenue residents have lived in the road for decades, with some now in their 80s who are terrified they will suffer serious injuries by tripping over the perilous pavement.
Hazel Gurnhill, 89, who has been living in Butler Avenue since 1957, now refuses to use the path after breaking her wrist while walking on it in 2018.
Bipin, a 77-year-old, said his daughter-in-law broke her ankle on the Butler Avenue pavement when she was only in her mid-twenties.
Rhoda Agerbak, a counsellor who has lived in Butler Avenue since 2012, said she scooters along the road and the pavement makes it difficult.
Alastair Kelly, 47, has been living in the street for 10 years with his mother-in-law, Premlata Kharbanda, 80, who visits occasionally.
Kharbanda is partially sighted, struggles with her mobility and used and wheelchair.
But because the paths along Butler Avenue are uneven, Alastair fears for his mother-in-law’s safety.
Wendy Furniss, 69, who has been living on Butler Avenue for 35 years and fell over some uneven paving stones while walking along the path down from her house in 2016.