Action to help 'imprisoned' Torrington pensioner
ACTION is being taken to help disabled Torrington pensioner Grace Tithecott, who has been imprisoned in her own home by parked cars. Grace, 72, lives in narrow Well Street. She has difficulty in walking and needs her mobility buggy to get around. But vehi
ACTION is being taken to help disabled Torrington pensioner Grace Tithecott, who has been imprisoned in her own home by parked cars.
Grace, 72, lives in narrow Well Street. She has difficulty in walking and needs her mobility buggy to get around.
But vehicles are regularly parked on the pavements to leave room for traffic to pass. And at times they park across the only access to her home, leaving the pensioner stranded.
Grace's plight was highlighted in the Gazette two weeks ago.
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She was visited by Cllr Geoff Lee, lead member for parking services on Torridge District Council.
This week Mr Lee raised the matter at a meeting of the joint county and district council's Highways and Traffic Orders Committee and it was agreed to ask the police to take action against anyone who parks across the access to Grace's home.
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The matter of parking in Well Street is also to be raised at the next police and highways liaison meeting.