Loose paving slabs on Banchory High Street have been labelled as “really dangerous” and “a huge safety hazard” by local residents.
The slabs located between the Co-Op store and W.H. Smith have come in for particular criticism, although the High Street’s pavements in general were under fire.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I think (the pavements) are disgusting!
‘‘There are pot holes all over the Glassel Road and the High Street is in a state too. It needs to be sorted!”
Another resident said he had seen a serious accident caused by the loose slabs.
He explained: “I’ve seen a couple of people trip pretty badly on these slabs.
‘‘Last year an elderly woman slipped and fell. She lay there for half an hour until the ambulance came. It was terrible.”
Townswoman Liga Lozenberga told the Piper: “The pavements are horrible, as I have young child and going around with pram is impossible.
‘‘Just the other day I saw a wheelchair user on the road as it was impossible to use the pavement. It was very upsetting to see that.”
Banchory Councillor Karen Clark said she was “very concerned,” adding: “If there is a safety hazard I will report the matter to the roads department.
‘‘I would encourage anyone who sees such a hazard to report it on: 08456 081205.”