MP calls for curb on poor Polegate kerbs

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POLEGATE MP Norman Baker has called for action on problem kerbs in Manor Way which have allegedly damaged six cars.

Mr Baker, who received a petition from concerned residents calling for East Sussex County Council to fix the kerbs, said they had been in a poor state for many years.

Residents said they had been responsible for damaging six cars, resulting in the council paying compensation from taxpayers’ money.

Mr Baker called for Rupert Clubb, director of Economy, Transport and Environment at East Sussex County Council, to rectify the problem.

He said: “Having seen the kerbs, I think residents’ requests for them to be fixed is not unreasonable. Not only are they seemingly a hazard to cars and exposing the taxpayer to potential compensation cost, but they are also appallingly unsightly.”

A county council spokesman said: “Our highway steward has alerted us to the problems caused by loose and missing kerbs along Manor Way and we are concerned local residents have damaged their tyres. One of the repair options may be to remove the remaining kerbs entirely but we would like to discuss this and other options.”