A CRUMBLING pavement in Burton has been branded as dangerous to pedestrians.
The pothole-riddled walkway in Cornwall Road, Stapenhill, has become too much to bear for some residents, fearful that the damaged surface poses a hazard to passers by.
The offending potholes have been earmarked for repair, as surrounding spray painted marks attest, but frustrated residents insist that has been the case for some time.
A Cornwall Road resident, who asked not to be named, said her neighbour was injured after tripping on the pavement four years ago, and feared more people were at risk as long as the pavement remained in its current condition.
She said: “It is a complete disgrace and dangerous. The pavement is full of holes some of which are over a square foot in size and one actually has grass that is growing in it.
“This hole has been here for several years and resulted in an elderly man falling and injuring his head. Tree roots have also lifted the pavement in several areas making it very dangerous.
“The pavement is in such a poor condition all the way down the street, that this was actually mentioned in a recent valuation of our property.
“A couple of years ago the majority of Stapenhill was repaved, but Cornwall Road was overlooked even though the pavement was in very poor condition then.
“I do not see how our street will ever improve.”
Derbyshire County Council said pavement repairs were prioritised based on risk to the public.”
A spokesman added: “Repairs are then carried out as appropriate. Anyone with concerns about damage to pavements should report them to the highways team on 0300 111 8000.”