Elderly people have called on Dundee City Council to take action over footpaths and car parks near their home because they have become so dangerous.
One pensioner says that he has already fallen on the rough surface of the car park outside the sheltered housing complex at Foula Terrace in Mill o’ Mains.
Andy Martin, 72, told the Tele that older people in the area are scared that they are going to fall over in the car park because it is in such a poor state.
He said: “It’s been like this for ages and the council really needs to do something abut it.
“I fell over during the winter on the worst part – I injured my ribs and ended up in hospital.
“Dundee City Council has to repair the surface before someone else is hurt.
“It’s got to the stage that elderly people are too frightened to walk across the car park on their way to the complex in case they fall.”
In Whitfield Gardens, Catherine Knight, 75, said she is terrified to use the path outside her home in case she falls over.
She added: “The path outside my house is in a shocking state. Nothing has been done about it for years and years.
“I walk with aids and the path is so bad I feel completely trapped here until my daughter comes and helps me to get out.
“I’m too scared to walk to the bus stop or the shops because the state of the path is so bad.
“We pay our rents just like everyone else and we think we deserve a safe path to walk on outside our homes.”
North East councillor Brian Gordon said the problem was a major cause for concern.
He added: “This is a health and safety issue.
“Elderly people feel trapped because they are too scared to walk across these areas as they are in such a poor state of repair.
“The council keeps promising the areas will be repaired but, so far, nothing has been done.
“As recently as last week the council said the car park at Mill o’ Mains would be swept until it can be resurfaced. We are still waiting.
“I was told potholes on the path at Whitfield had been filled but the footpath was ‘non-adopted’.”
A council spokesman said: “This has been brought to our attention and remedial works will be carried out.”