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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Petition demands action over damaged flagstones

    By David Brown on February 19, 2015

    Various commercial and citizens’ organisations in Clitheroe, Lancashire, have colluded in addressing the appalling state of the town’s flagstones. An alliance of business groups, councillors and conservationists have organised a petition demanding action from the authorities. The president of the Chamber of Trade emphasised the need for solutions to be put squarely on the table. While it was in everyone’s interests to maintain the steady flow of locals and visitors streaming through Clitheroe to take advantage of its many amenities, all the good work in attracting footfall was being negated by the terrible state of the pavements.

    The issue of damaged flagstones was made even worse when viewed in the context of the town centre being a conservation area. A representative of one Clitheroe business, Party People, explained how petitions were being distributed to every retail outlet in the vicinity. Members of the local civic society were volunteering to go onto the streets to encourage passers-by to put pen to paper. Those involved in launching this campaign for street improvements could point to research that highlighted the shortfall in funds being allocated to repairs.

    What are the main issues being spotlighted by the petition?

    The crux of the argument is a fairly basic one. Damaged flagstones are a direct cause of innumerable accidents throughout the UK. They are particularly prevalent in bustling town centres, just like Clitheroe, where large visitor numbers are attracted to the many fine shops, cafés and restaurants. The accidents arising from falling over crumbling pavements range from cuts and bruises to more serious instances of broken bones or concussion. At the end of the day the local council has a duty to safeguard all the citizens using public thoroughfares.

    Could Accident Advice Helpline support a compensation claim?

    Since we have experience in processing claims for compensation, it makes so much sense for you to consult us if you think your circumstances might lend themselves to a successful claim. Phone Accident Advice Helpline immediately, on 0800 689 0500, and we can get the ball rolling for you by introducing you to one of our highly-qualified compensation claims lawyers. Make sure you get in touch if the incident happened within the last three years. We can consider the facts and could provide the support and expertise for bringing no win, no fee* claim for compensation.

    Source: Clitheroe Advertiser

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    Date Published: February 19, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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