Telstra danger for wheelchair-bound


Getting around for those in wheelchairs is hard enough without having to navigate around Telstra cages on footpaths.
Getting around for those in wheelchairs is hard enough without having to navigate around Telstra cages on footpaths.

ON Latham Road in Ferndale, there has been a Telstra work cage in the middle of the footpath for at least three months.

On September 11, I saw a disabled person in a non-motorised wheelchair having to use the road to go around the Telstra cage and re-enter the footpath via another driveway.

Shocked to see this person put in this situation, I sent the City of Canning an email asking for something to be done.

By September 20, they had not responded, so I sent another email checking the status of the one sent on September 11. Again, no response.

On September 23, I requested a status update again. Again, no response.

On September 30, I sent another status update. Still no acknowledgement.

There is another Telstra cage on the corner of Ferndale Crescent and Davesia Mews in Ferndale on the council verge that has been there for well over 18 months.

This seems to be a habit of Telstra as there are these cages all over the metropolitan area.

But to have one blocking a footpath for more than three months so a person has to put themselves in danger to proceed down a footpath is shameful.

MAY HUBBARD, Ferndale.