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Why Woodley paving is driving shoppers crazy

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THE paving in Woodley that is driving shoppers crazy was raised by Cllr Jenny Cheng at a meeting of Wokingham Borough Council on Thursday, July 18.

She wanted to know what the council would be doing about the footpaths in Woodley precinct.

“A number of elderly residents have tripped over the uneven paving in Woodley Precinct and broken bones or fallen unconscious. Outside Waitrose and around the trees are the worst areas which have been raised with this Council with photographic proof.

“An inspection by this Council was carried out recently and a few areas addressed, but not these accident hotspots. Please can you explain what will be done to fix the slabs in these areas and potentially save a life?”

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways, said: “Woodley Precinct is inspected regularly on a monthly basis for safety defects … the last inspection was June 20.

“The area outside and around Waitrose, all slabs/blocks that are considered a highway safety risk have been replaced/re-set and again these works were carried out at the end of June 2019.”

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Is this going stupid over here?🤨

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