Residents of Nelson House in Grimsby say their road is in its worst condition in almost 30 years
"IT'S NOT just motorists – what about us?"
Elderly residents in a high-rise block of flats say their road is in its worst condition in almost 30 years.
The pensioners of Nelson House contacted the Grimsby Telegraph after reading of the pothole misery suffered by many road users in North East Lincolnshire.
Many of them have to cross the road which runs from Albert Street East to garages at the rear of Nelson House, with walking aids or on mobility scooters, and are concerned about falling.
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But as soon as we alerted housing association Shoreline, which owns the site and is responsible for the road, bosses vowed to repair it within days.
Nelson House resident Vera Waters, 82 said: "I have lived here for 28 years and it has never been so bad. It has been getting worse for years. It is dangerous. I have nearly gone over."
Betty Jackson, 82, said: "They have been like it for months. I have to walk with a trolley and we have to walk around the road so we don't go over the potholes.
"If someone were to fall it could cause very serious injuries."
Walter Raworth, 80 said: "There are people older than us, one of them is 93 years old and he goes out everyday. Some day someone is going to have a bad fall. The whole road needs digging up and smoothing over."
Edgar Davidson, 82, said: "The worst pot holes are around by the garages.
"I use a scooter and I am worried it is getting damaged going over all those potholes."
He said there were also potholes in Albert Street East, which cause problems to road users.
Senior property investment officer Alex Orange said Shoreline was aware of a number of potholes in several neighbourhoods.
He said: "We know what a nuisance they are and that the weather conditions have made them worse.
"We are in the process of putting together a planned programme of work to resurface these areas, so the roads are renewed and the life of them is extended.
"In the meantime, we will be carrying out temporary repairs to the road at Nelson House within the next 21 days."