Due to the recent re-siting of the entrance to Girling Way, Staines Road, Hounslow, the bus stop and designated safe crossing point had to be moved further south along the Staines Road.
The previous safe crossing point was removed and the Armco barriers were fitted to prevent pedestrians crossing the road at this point.
At the new designated safe crossing point new pavements and safety rails were fitted on both sides of the road but unfortunately, obviously an oversight, the Armco barriers were not removed.
This has been the case for several weeks now and although it is the designated crossing, it is no longer safe.
Pedestrians using this crossing have to not only negotiate the traffic on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways but have to clamber over a double set of barriers in the central reservation.
I recently witnessed a young lady trip while climbing over,grazing and bruising her shin.
She was extremely fortunate that she didn't fall into the path of a passing vehicle.
I have phoned Hounslow Council and, after being passed from one office to another, finally reported this to a most disinterested person who said that it 'would be looked into'.
Maybe the pressure of a publication such as the Chronicle may move things on quicker before some gets seriously injured or killed.
A M WRAKE Via email