A disabled woman is calling on the council to pave a dangerous stretch of footpath next to a busy road.
Margaret Christison, of Woodhurst Close, Cuxton, says she has been forced to drive her mobility scooter along the A228 Sundridge Hill, because the footpath next to it is little more than broken rubble - but her calls for the path to be “reinstated” have so far gone unanswered.
“I’ve used it before but I refuse to any more because I’ve asked and asked,” said Mrs Christison, 68. “It’s shoddy.
“It’s so rough and uneven, and should be paved.”
She has now written to the council of her disappointment at being ignored, saying: “What disappointed me was the fact that despite my contacting you about 2 years ago on the same subject and despite the fact that inspectors were sent out and agreed that the work needed doing, in fact nothing has yet been done. I am still on a mobility scooter and because the tyres are quite an expensive item to replace, I now use the main road as I refuse to put myself in danger of falling off on such an uneven and rough stretch of (non-existent) pathway.”
In fact the council say that’s exactly what the footpath is - non-existent - and that although it has never officially been a footpath they are considering the request.
A Medway Council spokesperson said: “We are reviewing a request to construct and join footpaths along a section of the A228 Sundridge Hill in Cuxton. Over time a grass verge has become a pedestrian route along Sundridge Hill and we are aware that the uneven route may not be suitable for some people with a disability.
“A number of factors are considered as part of a review to construct a new footpath, including its usage, and all improvement works are prioritised.”