Council to offer £1,000 to help start kerb work

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WORK to alter nuisance kerbs in Darley Dale to allow disabled people to cross a road could begin, after the town council agreed to partially fund it.

The cut through from Lime Grove Walk to the A6 pedestrian crossing has been heavily criticised because the high kerbs at the top and bottom of the walkway were impossible to tackle for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

The council, who have been battling for 18 months to have the work done by Derbyshire Dales District Council, will now offer to pay 25 per cent – £1,000 – to Derbyshire Dales District Council to put it right and meet the criteria for the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995.

Trish Ingham said: “We have been on with this for some time, there are more and more people using mobility scooters

“It’s an important part to get people across the road.”

The work will involve replacing the kerbs with a ramp. There will also be an extension to iron railings to guard pedestrians from the A6.