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Crumbling Spennymoor street to be repaired
A COUNCIL has promised to carry out repairs to crumbling roads and paths in a Spennymoor street following complaints.
Residents in a cul-de-sac of bungalows, off Wood Vue, have complained that curbs are crumbling, weeds are taking over and drains and manhole covers are uneven.
Former Electrolux factory worker Peter Reed, 60, said: “The paths are so bad people have to walk or use their mobility scooters and wheelchairs on the road, which isn’t much better.
“It is a mess and unsafe, especially when many of my neighbours are elderly, have mobility problems or visual impairment.”
Mark Readman, Durham County Council’s highways service manager, said the council regularly inspects all roads and pavements across the county and does repairs where necessary.
He said: “In the case of Wood Vue, the most recent routine inspections were carried out in May when repairs were made.
“A further inspection of the site has revealed issues with the road surface and pavement which have dropped below an acceptable standard since our last visit. “We will be carrying out work to remedy these problems next week.” (Monday, September 9 onwards)
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