Help please, drop kerb issue for disabled, discrimination?

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  • hollydays wrote: »
    In post number seven you say the letters were addressed to ms, also.
    I m trying to help you. X
    It sounds like you've got a lot on your plate.

    every letter ive had from them has a different salutation on it!
  • pmduk wrote: »
    I can't see where the discrimination in the title is?

    my neighbours are all in the same situation as me driving across the grass verges, we were the only ones to have the work enforced and billed, the rest have all carried on for the past few years since the kerb was put in, with not a blink of an eyelid from the council
  • I think that by discrimination the OP means that many of their neighbours are also driving over the kerb to park their cars but they are the only ones who have had a dropped kerb put down by the council (and are therefore the only ones being charged for this).

    yes, thank you, im sorry i cant keep up with posts adn keep missing responses when they have already been answered by someone else, thank you all for your patience and assistance
  • It could also be £700 for curb drop and £500 in enforcement actions as it was done in 2010


    Op needs to talk to a lawyer as he isn't being clear here and the advice of gathering all details, making further inquires into the full cost, agreement action, etc etc is all we can do.

    have taken legal advice as its all a big mish mash of information, i dont like the way the council have dealt with it and thats what im up in arms about. ps im a MS! lol
  • wealdroam wrote: »
    We don't know how wide the verge is.

    If there is (say) twenty feet of grass between the road and the OP's garden then the charge being asked for is ok.

    Perhaps the OP can help us in this respect.

    dont know offhand, but will find a measure tomorrow and make a guestimate at it for you. many thanks
  • bod1467 wrote: »
    Fixed for you. ;)

    lol, many thanks!!!
  • dont know offhand, but will find a measure tomorrow and make a guestimate at it for you. many thanks

    i have taken a picture today but i cant see how to add it to the thread, when i go to add image, it wants a url link, but the file is on my pc???
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    i have taken a picture today but i cant see how to add it to the thread, when i go to add image, it wants a url link, but the file is on my pc???

    You need to upload it to something like Photobucket.
  • cattiecattie Forumite
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    In the area that I live in a dropped kerb cost in the region of £1600 over four years ago for a dropped kerb to a standard 3 bed mid terraced '30's house.

    Also,you have to use the contractors that the council specify, you are not allowed to shop around or diy.
    The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

    I should mention that there's only one of me, don't confuse me with others of the same name.
  • mttyladmttylad Forumite
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    Random_Idiot, I was not having a pop at you, I was replying to the poster above me.
    However consider it a little suggestion that occasionally breaking up your sentences makes them easier to read.

    Dyslexia is extremely common and sentences that never have a break in them are very hard to read, even harder for dyslexics (that includes me).

    Yet by adding the occasional line break those that you are asking for help from will find your plea for help easier to read.

    If your text is easier to read then the responder can make a much better informed response and help you better.

    As above, not a pop at you but a suggestion to help you.

    Contact the council under psodonym and ask them for a price to fit a dropped curb somewhere else that is similar.
    Also check out their policies and list of charges - they must all be made available to the public, usually online these days.

    And then you will be requiring them to furnish you with a written explanation of the charges that they are claiming from you.

    Get EVERYTHING in writing, spoken words can be changed, writing is a lot harder.

    Good luck.

    im sorry i thought this site was to help people, not to have a pop at them for whatever reason! i have had some useful advice earlier which im taking, and other people accusing me of hiding something as if they have watched too much miss marple! i wont waste my time using this forum again if thats all im going to get.
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