High kerbs a hazard

I HAVE just taken to using a powered wheelchair.

While most footpaths in Chichester have lowered kerbs at road junctions, there are a few which do not and can be come across without any warning.

An example I have just discovered is at the Brandyhole Lane/Broyle Road junction.

Both electric scooters and powered chairs are heavy beasts and impossible to manhandle down/up at such junctions. Similar problems were found in Plainwood Close and I am sure that other local roads are also affected.

Am I right in thinking that the council have a legal responsibility to lower such kerbs?

Finally my apologies to several motorists whom I inconvenienced recently whilst trying to navigate the Brandyhole Lane junction – fortunately I had my wife to help on this occasion.

The Rev John Collins

Exeter Road, Chichester