Report by Tom Wright , Reporter
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A WESTON mother is unhappy with the council after her daughter’s £280 pushchair was ruined by potholes.
Emma Kimsey, who lives in Grove Park Road, had to replace three-month old Amelie’s pushchair after just three months when the wheels were bent out of shape.
She said big cracks in the pavement caused the problem and was unimpressed when advised by the shop to buy an off-road buggy instead.
Ms Kimsey was unhappy with the manufacturers, Hauck, that it proved so brittle.
She said: “When you pay £280, you expect a product to be of a high standard, especially a pushchair.”
Kirsty Pomphrey, owner of The Children Company where the buggy was bought, said it was rare to get a problem this bad.
She said: “We sell lots of them [Hauck pushchairs]. I have seen them slightly bent before but not in all my time have I seen anything as bad as that.”
A spokesman for North Somerset Council admitted the road needed resurfacing.
She said: “Grove Park Road is in need of repair and is on a priority list for work. We hope to carry out some patching work this year.
“Large potholes that meet a set size and depth are treated as urgent and filled within 24 hours. To our knowledge there isn’t anything in Grove Park Road that meets this.”