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Resident fears new pavement near Gidea Park Station will lead to an accident

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:02 08 February 2018

Rita Blaxall points out the danger areas of the wider pavement near Gidea Park station

Rita Blaxall points out the danger areas of the wider pavement near Gidea Park station

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A Gidea Park resident is concerned that a new pavement laid by Havering Counil on Balgores Lane is too wide and will cause an accident.

Rita Blaxall points out the danger areas of the wider pavement near Gidea Park stationRita Blaxall points out the danger areas of the wider pavement near Gidea Park station

Rita Blaxall, 81, from Balgores Square told the Recorder: “The new pavement is twice the size of the old one.

“At the moment there’s only one way out of Balgores Lane and when traffic comes round that corner, I’m worried there is going to be an accident.

“I’ve been part of the neighbourhood watch for 25 years and I don’t want anything to go wrong.”

The new road is part of Transport for London’s complementary measures scheme which aims to improve areas around stations on the new Elizabeth Line built by Crossrail.

A Havering Council spokesman said: “The works will create improved access for pedestrians, with wider pavements, better lighting and increased on street seating. The improvements follow extensive consultation with the local community to provide more convenient and safer journeys.”

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