A TROON widow feels unsafe in her own home because of a trip-hazard road and no street lighting.

Belle Campbell, 60, lives in a bungalow on Bank Street where, she said, the road outside her house caused her late husband’s palliative care nurses to trip.

Mrs Campbell’s husband Davey died on May 27 after the couple were given the shocking news that he had oesophageal cancer and only months to live a few weeks after her 60th birthday in January.

She told the Advertiser: “We are three elderly ladies in these bungalows.

“Davey made us feel safe. He was a big, gentle giant.

“He was over six foot and he looked after these bungalows.”

At night, outside Mrs Campbell’s home is ‘pitch darkness’ and as a disabled person she feels vulnerable.

Mrs Campbell said: “We need to be safe. I promised Davey I would get in touch.

“The council are saying the pavement and road don’t belong to them and are refusing to fix the pavement that we are all tripping and falling over. They say we’ll have to pay for it.”

In response to an enquiry from the Ayr Advertiser, Kevin Braidwood, interim head of roads at Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA), said: “This is a private road and does not fall under the jurisdiction of ARA.

“As is always the case in such circumstances it is the responsibility of the residents to make good any defects.”


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