Pensioners' pavements campaign

FAILING to fix dangerous pavements in the area could literally mean a matter of life or death - according to senior citizens in Weston. A group of concerned pensioners has launched a campaign urging people to send North Somerset Council a postcard, design

FAILING to fix dangerous pavements in the area could literally mean a matter of life or death - according to senior citizens in Weston.A group of concerned pensioners has launched a campaign urging people to send North Somerset Council a postcard, designed by Help the Aged, informing it of dangerous paving in their roads. The postcard, which has been issued ahead of National Falls Awareness Day on Tuesday, says that falls are the most serious cause of accidents for the over 65s, causing loss of independence and even life. It also has a section to fill in informing the local authority which road the dangerous paving is in.Weston Senior Citizens Forum chairman, Ken Lacey, said: "We will be campaigning heavily on this issue and shall be sending out over 1,000 of the postcards to members and via post offices."The worst affected pavements are those in residential areas and we want to leave the council in no doubt of where they are.More than 260 people claimed they had been hurt by tripping over potholes in the county's roads or pavements in the 2005/2006 financial year.


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