Fix our street say shopkeepers after seeing customers fall over

Braintree and Witham Times: Sylvia Thorogood points out a cracked paving stone. Sylvia Thorogood points out a cracked paving stone.

Shopkeepers are urging a council to mend dodgy paving slabs after one man fell and knocked some of his teeth out.

Hairdressers in Braintree’s Market Street also offered to ring for an ambulance after a woman, aged in her fifties, fell and suffered a nasty knee injury while making her way past their premises.

Sherridans Hair and Beauty manager Sophie Harrington said: “We have seen umpteen older people who have tripped and fallen outside.
“Last year, a man in his seventies tripped and knocked a few of his front teeth out.”

Hedingham Models and Collectables co-owner Sylvia Thorogood, also based in Market Street, added: “One area looks like a lake when it rains and that’s just outside what used to be the sweet shop. That’s the worst place.

An Essex Highways spokesman said: “Essex Highways have carried out a robust inspection of the area to investigate the footway defects that have been reported.
“A number of footway defects have been recorded and are currently being planned into a schedule of work."

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3:44pm Sun 16 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Sylvia Thorogood - a keen Lawn Bowling Enthusiast - never misses an opportunity to demonstrate the correct stance to be adopted for delivering a drive shot up the green.
Sylvia Thorogood - a keen Lawn Bowling Enthusiast - never misses an opportunity to demonstrate the correct stance to be adopted for delivering a drive shot up the green. OMPITA [Intl]

7:51am Mon 17 Feb 14

Bhudeeka says...

pavements all over the region are in a terrible and dangerous state - we pay for the upkeep of these - well done Ms Thorogood for highlighting it
pavements all over the region are in a terrible and dangerous state - we pay for the upkeep of these - well done Ms Thorogood for highlighting it Bhudeeka

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