Kerb chaos call by Polegate MP Norman Baker

POLEGATE MP Norman Baker has called for action on kerb chaos in Manor Way which has allegedly damaged six cars.

Mr Baker received a petition from concerned residents of Manor Way in Polegate calling for East Sussex County Council to fix the problem kerbs.

It was said that kerbs have been in a poor state for many years and residents consider them dangerous.

The kerbs have also been responsible, according to residents, for damaging six cars which has resulted in the council having to pay compensation out of 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 that residents’ request to the council 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 to be frank they are also appallingly unsightly.”

A county council spokesman said: “Our highway steward for the Polegate area has alerted us to the problems caused by loose and missing kerbs along Manor Way and we are concerned that 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 with the local residents before we decide on a way forward. “