Older people urged to show pavements in need of repair

OLDER people are being encouraged to nominate pavements that are in urgent need of repair.

Age UK North Tyneside’s Older People’s Engagement Network (OPEN) is focusing on a falls prevention campaign during November.

And it is opening a ‘Pavement Cafe’ in North Shields next week, where nominations are sought.

Participants should take along a careful description of the pavement location and problem, with a photograph if possible, and to include an explanation of why it is particularly important to repair it.

The event takes place at Jarrett’s Coffee Shop at the Bradbury Centre, 13 Saville Street West, on Thursday, November 10, from 2pm to 3.30pm.

A second event will be held at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth from 1pm to 2.30pm on Monday, November 14.

At the events people will also be able to pick up a ‘Make your Home Falls Free’ information pack including a checklist and a self assessment form to reduce the risk of falling at home.

These can also be collected any time in November from the Bradbury Centre or Age UK’s Whitley Bay Centre and also from a display in The Forum in Wallsend later this month.