Purge on pavement safety

PUBLISHED: 08:45 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 15 June 2010

PAVEMENTS in King Street and Mill Street, Honiton, are too narrow for pedestrians and action needs to be taken to safeguard the public.

PAVEMENTS in King Street and Mill Street, Honiton, are too narrow for pedestrians and action needs to be taken to safeguard the public.That's the view of Honiton Town Council, which is writing to County Hall to call for improvements.Young mum and town councillor Sharon Holloway admitted at a meeting on Monday that she had nearly been knocked down, while pushing a pram, on the corner of King Street and New Street.She seconded mayor Councillor Vernon Whitlock's proposal to take the matter forward to Devon County Council. Councillor Whitlock insisted the pavements are "too narrow".Fellow councillors agreed.Councillor Roy Coombs wondered what, exactly, could be done to improve the situation.Mill Street, where the pavement is just inches wide, is a further concern for town councillors.The council agreed to send a letter to County Hall demanding action, although mayor Councillor Vernon Whitlock said it was not up to town councillors to come up with a solution.Councillor John Taylor had suggested a one-way system.


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