Aspiring Tory Councillor Dominic McDonough is absolutely correct when he says that the council is letting us down when it comes to our pavements.
Not only are residents throughout Sunderland dissatisfied with paving in their area but we are all disgusted, angry and embarrassed about the state of the city centre paving. The paving in some areas is simply not fit for purpose.
It is time the council dropped its mantra of “Government cuts” and bring the paving up to the standard.
The £90k in compensation to trip victims is only part of the picture. Apart from the cost to the NHS, the worst part is the misery, pain and incapacitation of the victims, many of who are elderly.
Stop wasting money and spend it on something.