Furious pensioners slam "nightmare" potholes trapping them in their homes

A furious group of OAPs say they are becoming trapped inside their homes because there are so many potholes on their street.

Going for a walk or to the shops has become a "nightmare" for locals at Maple Tree Court in Cambuslang, near Glasgow.

They say it is particularly bad for those with mobility scooters or difficulty walking,LanarkshireLive reports.

Several pensioners have already been taken out by the potholes around the 54-home complex.

The residents are now pleading with South Lanarkshire Council to sort it out before their horror gets even worse.

Hugh McCabe, who lives in the complex, said: "It's been this way for years. There are potholes all over the road.

"If you have a wheelchair or a mobility scooter then it is an absolute nightmare. If you try and go out that way you are risking going right over if you hit one of them.

"We have already had people falling over and getting hurt – it's only going to get worse.

"Someone will get seriously hurt."

Hugh, 74, has recently started using a mobility scooter after problems with his back.

He added: "I didn't realise how bad it was until I started having problems getting around myself.

"You have the high kerbs around here too, which is another problem. It makes it so hard to get out.

"We've gone to Hanover, who owns Maple Tree, and to the council, but we are not getting anywhere."

The complex is made up of 54 homes, all one or two-bedroom flats.

A spokesman for SLC said: "We will ensure repairs are made to the road surface as soon as possible.

"We apologise for any inconvenience."

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