Work to improve pavements begins - The Malvern Observer

Work to improve pavements begins

Malvern Editorial 25th Mar, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

WORK has begun to improve the state of the pavements in Malvern Link in response to concerns elderly residents were tripping and suffering bad injuries.

Worcestershire County Council started the works on March 10 and they were scheduled to be finished by yesterday, but now the completion date has been extended until next Thursday (April 3).

In November, the Observer revealed that residents from Elgar Lodge had launched a petition calling for action in the Link after they and dozens more had reported damaging falls on the streets with many requiring hospital treatment.

More than 600 people signed up within days and it was submitted to Parliament via MP Harriett Baldwin. Soon after the county council vowed to add pavements in the area to its programme of work.

The improvements have required temporary two-way signals on the Worcester Road prompting traffic delays at busy periods.

Coun John Smith OBE, responsible for highways at the council, said: “We are very pleased the improvement works are underway.

“We ask residents and motorists for their patience while this work takes place.”

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