Scaffolding outside the New Inn care home in Lewes Road, Ridgewood, which is causing problems for pedestrians.

Alarm raised about scaffolding in Lewes Road, Ridgewood

The alarm has been raised about scaffolding in Lewes Road, Ridgewood, which is forcing pedestrians on to the busy road.

Dave Chapman, told UckfieldNews.com that his wife, Rebecca, was forced to take their one-year-old son Jacob into the middle of the road to get past the scaffolding around the New Inn care home and cars parked next to it.

He said it was the only pavement on Lewes Road and it was impossible for mothers with prams to get past the scaffolding without putting their young ones in danger.

Mr Chapman, branch manager at Parker Building Supplies in Uckfield, said he was once a scaffolder, and he thought the problem could quite easily be solved if diagonal poles were removed and ‘ladder beams’ used higher up to create a walkway underneath.

He was also concerned that motorists might not see the scaffolding at night and if for some reason they were forced on to the pavement there they could bring the scaffolding down on top of themselves.

The scaffolding started to go up on Wednesday and work building it finished yesterday.

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said a local steward would be asked to have a look at the scaffolding to see if anything needed to be done.

The council granted a licence for the scaffolding to be put up on their land.

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A view uphill of scaffolding in Lewes Road, Ridgewood.

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