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Elderly Garston woman left isolated in her own home 

 Published on: 2nd August 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

An elderly woman has deemed a “dangerous” underpass the reason for her six-year isolation in her own home and why she can’t visit her late husband. 

The 90-year-old, who wanted to stay anonymous, spoke to GarstonNews to voice her concerns about the Bucknalls Lane underpass under the A405. 

She said: “I first complained about this underpass being unsafe around six years ago and nothing has been done since then. 

“There is so much rubbish inside, the trees and bushes have overgrown and there is so much muck everywhere, it’s too dangerous to walk down. 

“My husband is buried at the crematorium on the other side of the underpass and I want to see him, but I can’t because I can’t use the underpass. 

“I’m here, isolated in my own home.”

Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst spoke to GarstonNews last month about the underpass in question, claiming it to be “in the worst state I’ve ever seen it in”. 

He said: “The overhanging trees cause an issue with the pavements and makes wet weather dangerous.” 

Urgent calls for improvement of the underpass and removal of the overhanging trees are being backed by cllr Giles-Medhurst. 

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