VIDEO: Disabled man Martin Ellacott complains of shoddy paving work in Wandsworth
11:10am Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
A disabled man faces a daily struggle to walk his daughter to school because of shoddy paving work.
Martyn Ellacott, of Godley Road, Earlsfield, said cracks in the pavement and lose slabs make walking around the area a nightmare.
Mr Ellacott, who is vice-chairman of Wandsworth Access Association, has been walking his daughter to Burntwood School, in Burntwood Lane, since she began in September.
He first contacted the council about three months ago after experiencing difficulties and they sent an inspector.
But he said nothing has been done since, with the council blaming lack of funds to improve the roads.
He said: "I have to walk my daughter that way every day, I find it very difficult because of my disability.
"When the winter gets bad its going to be really dangerous because it will be under the snow - if I stand on something that is going to move.
"I want to see it sorted before winter comes in."
A spokesperson for the council said: "Whilst the council carries out safety inspections of all borough pavements at least twice a year, it is always useful to receive reports about any paving defect.
"Whenever we receive these reports we will always inspect the site and arrange for any necessary repairs. People can contact us via our website or by calling 8871 6708."