On our travels around our ward of Eastham, my collegues and I are always on the lookout for things that need attention. We constantly bring attention to poor road surfaces, potholes and other road safety issues in an effort to ensure a safe environment for our motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
It was travelling down ferry road that I noticed the sandstone wall was bulging in several places and being pushed apart by some of the larger growing trees.
After contacting the Dept for Parks and Gardens, an inspection was quickly organised to view and assess the crumbling sections of the retaining wall that runs from the entrance at the Torr Park estate down to the Ferry Hotel. Following the inspection it was found that there was a danger of collapse at several sections where the wall was bulging and the mortar had worn away.
Specialists were engaged and the wall has now been fully repaired
I would like to thank the officers for their quick response and action in dealing with what could have been a very different story given the amount of traffic we see along this road in the summer months.
Next step will be the road surface higher up, which is in desperate need of some attention.