NEXT birthday I will be 87 years old, my wife will be 90.

I am registered blind with a serious balance problem.

Approximately two years ago I contacted our councillor to see if they could explain to me why the grass verges on Enfield Park Road and Crab Lane were not cut to the same height.

Consequently, by the time the verges are ready for re-cutting the grass is at least 18 inches high.

I appreciate finances are tough but it costs no more to set the mower blades the same for both sides.

All last summer we walked to Crab Lane to catch the bus to Birchwood.

In three areas of that walk the pavement was obstructed by hedge growth, so we had no choice but to walk on the long grass, resulting in wet feet, or walk on the road.

To date we have had no answers to why the grass is left long.

Round the corner of Crab Lane there is a designated crossing via dimpled flagstones.

We had to walk on the road to avoid banks of overhanging trees.

Mums with pushchairs had difficulty, we saw a lady walking backwards to avoid the branches hitting her or the pram or having to walk on the road itself.

Our councillor was made aware of this and some three to four months later the branches were cut back.

Meanwhile Cinnamon Brow now has a new bus service, the number 25.

If you take a starting point at the bus shelter out side of the teacher training college to Orchard Close and return to the college, you will have passed 27 bus stops with only one bus shelter.

Surely this isn’t right as the majority of the people using the service are elderly people going shopping?

Our councillor is also aware of this.

To date I have received no response or calls regarding my queries.

Our councillor is a resident of Cinnamon Brow, why hasn’t he spotted these problems?

B ASHTON Cinnamon Brow