Mend the Pavements in Chichester City Centre

Mend the Pavements in Chichester City Centre

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Sarah Sharp started this petition to West Sussex County Council and

We, the undersigned, petition the 3 layers of Councils in Chichester to work together to mend the City Centre Pavements and make them safe.There are too many cracked flagstones, wobbly bricks, holes in the cobbles. The state of the pavements have deteriorated to such an extent to make them unsafe for people.

The state of East Street and North Street has worsened considerably since the Wednesday market has been held on the streets.

Repairs are not carried out quickly enough. (When we see white markings where repairs are needed, they are not carried out for many weeks.)

The reliance on reporting repairs using the Love West Sussex app or website is too much of an imposition on residents as there are just too many poor areas of paving. 

We would recommend a thorough programme of repair is initiated by the councils to bring the streets into a better state of repair. We recommend that a holistic approach is taken - rather than just looking at whether each hole meets the statutory level for intervention. We suggest that all 3 layers of council must work together on this and monies be set aside for a special "repair the city streets" pot.

We know that residents often chose not to come into Chichester due to the danger of tripping and falls (preferring to shop in Bognor instead). Disabled wheelchair users have considerable problems too, some people even being tipped out of their wheelchairs.

When there is enough room to plant a cowslip plant in between the cracks, proper repairs are long overdue.

I know of many older people who have experienced falls on our city streets. Having been in a wheelchair myself in 2016 I know how bumpy and uneven the various surfaces are.

People's safety must come first. Making the streets look better will also make the city look more attractive and cared for.

 

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