FEARS have been raised that broken, uneven and cracked pavement slabs could lead to elderly people having falls.
Oxford city councillor for Marston, Mick Haines, has expressed concerns about the state of the pavement in Nicholas Avenue, Marston.
He said the council was not aware of any tripping accidents, but he knew of ‘near accidents’.
Mr Haines, who sits on the council as an independent, said: “People that live down there are desperate for this to be repaired.
“People have had near accidents and they would rather walk on the road than the pavement because it is unsafe – someone could easily trip over it.
“It’s a concrete pavement and needs doing properly once rather than a small bit here and there.”
An Oxfordshire County Council spokesman said it was maintained by the city council, but an inspector would carry out an assessment and temporary repairs would be made if necessary.
Money would be put aside to carry out permanent repairs in the next financial year.
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