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This blog is aimed at shaming those who ignore health and safety and those who abuse the Freedom of Information Act out of laziness, corruption or to cover up incompetence.

Some success

Devon County CouncilPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, August 24, 2014 08:36:34
Email sent 19 August 2014 08:27

Countess Wear Pedestrian Crossing

Dear Mr Bradshaw

In light of the recent provision of tactile pavement outside the Blind School in Topsham Road, which is, I am sure down to your tenacity, hard work and good contacts at the Devon County Council, I now call upon my MP to uses your influence in sorting out the pedestrian crossing problems immediately outside the Esso petrol Station ref subject title, which is a mere stone's throw from the Blind School.

This pedestrian crossing is a deathtrap. It has not been provisioned with either audio or visual warning and any pedestrian using this crossing is most vulnerable. Usain Bolt would encounter difficulty on this particular crossing. Most vulnerable people, elderly, partially-sighted, blind and disabled are most vulnerable at this particular crossing.

Without a doubt this pedestrian crossing is in clear violation of the Equality Act and it beggars belief the police and local authorities have turned a blind eye to such a serious health hazard for so long. The very same people who are spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money claiming my FOI requests are vexatious.

If my requests are vexatious, why did they carry out emergency road works to install the Blind School tactile pavements? Has that thought not crossed your mind Mr Bradshaw and you Mr Bailey. of the Information Commissioner's Office?
Now I have your attention, I wish you to call for an emergency highways meeting to discuss this specific highways safety issue.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Would you be so kind as to submit a FOI request on my behalf to the DCC asking for a copy of the original approved plans for this particular pedestrian crossing?
I would do this myself but the DCC would surely class my FOI request as vexatious. and I am still under a lifetime email ban.

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