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OAPs call for works on paths

Frank Taylor, 82, had a fall near his home in Carr Close, Pilling

Frank Taylor, 82, had a fall near his home in Carr Close, Pilling

Elderly and disabled neighbours have called for improvements to be made to paths around their home after several serious falls.

Residents at Carr Close, in Pilling, say they feel they aren’t being listened to by housing developer Regenda.

The latest fall saw 82-year-old Frank Taylor left on the ground for around half an hour last Saturday until he was rescued by an off-duty fireman who was passing by.

“The ground was wet and it was a bit cold being on the ground. I was sore and cold because when I went down, I went down with a bump.”

He added: “It hasn’t just happened to me – it’s happened to others.

“Regarding the pavements, they are awful. They could make it a lot better.”

Last year his neighbour Patricia Rowley, 59, circulated a petition aiming to get Regenda to make the desired improvements. Mrs Rowley, who lives in one of the bungalows on the estate with her husband Alan, 60, said: “Somebody could have a bad accident.”

A spokesperson for Regenda confirmed the company was investigating the incident, but did not respond to the calls for improvements to the paths.

 

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