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Non standard and erratic position of dropped kerb preventing disabled access

Reported via desktop in the Trip hazard/uneven surface category anonymously at 17:04, Tuesday 4 May 2021

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 395855.

People with reduced mobility using manual, electric wheelchairs and scooters do not have safe, efficient access to level paths and true dropped kerbs between Southland's Avenue and the Co op on Morton Front. Healey disabled people need to gain and maintain independence. With limited stamina and the need to gain confidence in mobilization the current paths and crossings are not consistent nor truly accessible without additional distances to be travelled. I would be happy to meet with you and demonstrate what is amiss. I write in support of my disabled sister who lives on Southland Avenue Morton. As a non driver and with reduced mobility I have am supporting her to gain the skill and confidence to access the local shop. In order to leave her house we needed to exceed the route inorder to use private dropped kerbs inorder to cross the roads. There was often nocorresponding drop kerb directly opposite. A number of kerbs were lower but not flush with the road and therefore not safe to ensure stability of the mobility aid used. The corner of Crooked Billet street adjacent to the old pub has no drop. Across from the nearest drop there is no corresponding drop and we had to go along the highway until we could use the drop near 19Morton Front. We had to go along Ropery Road until we could find a drop kerb safely after the busy junction. We used the accessible crossing and crossed into the path outside Co op. However there in a drop kerb only onto the main road and not into the Co-op forecourt. This would be a safety issue with the traffic. We returned home via Dog and Duck Lane. The path is narrow and once again there's are not corresponding drops in a "As the crow flies" manner. I would appreciate a response and a meeting to resolve this access issue. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Thank you for your report. We will investigate and make an update to this report within 14 days.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 17:04, Tuesday 4 May 2021

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 14:31, Thursday 13 May 2021

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