Thursday, 17 August 2017

Visitors at risk from nettles

VISITORS to Henley are being put in danger by potholes and stinging nettles, it has been claimed.

Michael Wiseman, warden at the Four Oaks Caravan Club in Marlow Road, said the vegetation along the footpath that runs alongside one side of the road was overgrown.

Speaking at a meeting of the town council’s traffic advisory committee, he said: “There are stinging nettles coming out on to the pavement, which are putting people with wheelchairs, buggies and small children at serious risk.

“That pavement is so narrow due to the overgrown stinging nettles. The width is a quarter of what it was. There are also weeds about 1ft high growing between the road and the pavement.”

Mr Wiseman said the road outside the site was damaged by potholes which drivers swerved to avoid. He added: “Someone will get killed using that pavement.”

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