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Topic: Slippery pavements
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Slippery pavements
on: September 6, 2011, 17:04

I'm shuffling about on the street looking a bit mad because I'm fearful of slipping over. Since the pavements were replaced they only have to get slightly wet to become an icerink, and with wet leaves on them it gets dangerous. I've slipped over twice, once landing on my backside and once getting stretched to bits and a grazed knee.

Where lime trees are they exacerbate the problem massively – I'd hate trees to be cut down but can't these pavements be cleaned more often? Or treated with something to make them less hysterical?

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Re: Slippery pavements
on: September 13, 2011, 10:02

I agree Clare. I had a very bad fall myself nine months ago and am still in pain and seeing the physio. Any more care to make a stand (haha) on this? I feel there are lots of people out there feeling a bit stupid because they fell over, whereas we could ask the Council to deal with it when it arises.

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Re: Slippery pavements
on: September 21, 2011, 15:55

I too have suffered from the slippery pavements. Having nearly fallen over several times I now have to walk on the road if it has been raining. The oncoming traffic is less dangerous than the slipperiness of the pavements

One of my friends slipped backwards knocking her head on a brick wall that broke her fall. I also heard about a doctor needing an operation on his knee after a fall. Both caused by the slippery pavements.

It must have cost a lot of money to replace the old stippled pavemnts with this new slippery stone – why? We cant even walk on it half the time. It seems particularly care less on wornington green where there are a lot of old and ill people.

Apparently there is a machine which can add some sort of gripping texture to the stones. We need this – otherwise it is too dangerous to walk the streets when it is wet.

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