Dropped Kerbs

By on 17/08/2009 in News

Anyone thinking about applying for a dropped kerb will be pleased to learn that the costs have been reduced.

Councillor Len Gregory, Cabinet Member for Transportation & Street Services, said:

“I am delighted that we have been able to enter into a contract at a reduced price which will run for the next two years, customers will now be paying £5 per square metre less than previously.

“Footway crossings offer people access to off-road parking on their own property, giving them peace of mind and reducing the risk of damage from passing road vehicles, and reducing congestion in the area due to parked cars.
 
Reductions in costs, up to 50% are also available if the applicant, or someone they live with, has a severe permanent mobility disability.

The contact telephone number for footway crossing enquiries is 0121 303 7577 or further information is online at  http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/droppedkerbs.

A dropped kerb allows vehicles to cross the pavement to and from a driveway without damaging the pavement or kerb.  The work involves lowering the kerbstones and strengthening the pavement to create a ramp.

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