A COUNTY councillor for Malvern has moved to assure residents the authority is acting on concerns over dropped kerbs in the town.
Ian Hopwood, who represents the Langland division, confirmed the council will be installing the lowered pavement at the Worcester Road crossing in the town centre.
He also said further works for the gap between Whatley Recorden Solicitors and the Foley Arms was being looked into.
Coun Hopwood also confirmed town, district and county representatives were set to meet tomorrow (Thursday, July 10) to discuss further issues around the town, including parking at Great Malvern railway station, moving the disabled bay on Belle Vue Terrace and reviewing the TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) on Lydes Road were Great Malvern Primary School is based.
In response to concerns raised by town councillor Martin Lawrence in the Observer two weeks ago, the county council has also moved to highlight the areas which were currently under consideration.
A spokesman said county councillors were allocated special funds to improve highways in their areas and confirmed several roads in Malvern had already been confirmed for works.
He said the cost of a dropped kerb was typically between £1,100 and £1,800 and projects could be ‘crowd funded’ by the public if they were willing to raise the money.
Coun Hopwood added: “We are aware of the problems and the council is actively doing something about them.
“The money is there to do it now and it’s not a case of waiting until next year.”
He urged residents to contact him at IHopwood@worcestershire.gov.uk to raise any road-related issues.
List of roads confirmed for works before April 2015.
Madresfield Road, Malvern.
Worcester Road, Great Malvern – Zebra crossing.
Albert Road/Somers Park Road junction – Malvern Link
Tunnel Hill, Malvern – bus stop.
List of road crossings being considered.
Quest Hill Road/Albert Park Road
Werstan Close/Poolbrook Road
Mistletoe Row and Tenbury High School, Tenbury Wells.