Dangerous pot holes which caused a disabled woman to topple her mobility scooter have been filled in in Berwick.
The footpath at Bank Hill, intended to provide an alternative to the steep steps down to the pathway under the New Bridge, was littered with large, deep potholes.
When travelling down the path in her mobility scooter a fortnight ago, 28-year-old Gemma Law, who suffers from cerebral palsy, fell from the scooter when it overbalanced on the treacherous surface.
Gemma suffered bruises and was shaken by the incident, but feels she had a lucky escape and said it could have been much worse.
“I was sore for a few days but it could have easily been worse if I had hit head on the wall,” she told the Advertiser.
Gemma reported the problem to community group Berwick Deserves Better, and it was subsequently logged with Northumberland County Council.
Council workers quickly attended to assess the path and repair the surface.
A spokesperson for Northumberland County Council said: “We were contacted about this footpath on 22nd August and went out to inspect it straight away. We repaired the potholes the next morning.”
The County Council is responsible for maintaining adopted non-trunk roads and public footpaths in Northumberland. This includes planned maintenance such as road resurfacing, as well as ad-hoc repairs to potholes and other defects.
Problem potholes should be logged with Northumberland County Council, which can be done by filling out a form on their website at https://online.northumberland.gov.uk/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=557