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sorry if this is in the wrong place to start with hehe!

I'm with cheshire east council (contour housing), and my road is a nightmare, all cars parked down one side some on both, melissa has asd and no road sence we have to park on the other side of the road (if we can get a space outside our house), so we always have to park across the road as thats where everyone parks and the space is to park, or i have to park down the road, and if im trying to carry in shopping and have to go back and forth to the car she'll dart out in the road, i have to lock the door bring things in open, lock the door again, normally with her screaming inside attacking her brother, i give up and get most things delievered, but it would make life so much easier to just get the kerb dropped, anyone tried this? got anywhere? anyone know where i should start? who i contact? sorry about all the questions, if i could afford it i would do it myself we could proberly streach to putting a £200 towards it but next door said it cost them nearly £1000 to have there done (theres is private) dont know if that makes a difference i'm guessing not

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it may be easier to have ask for a disable bay to be put in outside your house if you have a blue badge?
my local council will do this for almost any household with a blue badge holder living there! sorry no experience in getting kerbs dropped though.
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you need to put in to your housing association for special parking, it's a pain in the bum to get through on your own so hopefully the HA will have a specialist worker who can assist with the grant forms etc......Dont be fobbed off with them saying you need to apply to the council because as your landlord it has to come from them. failing that have a look at DIAL website and get in touch with them for support. From experience it can take 6 months or so but that's about the same time as getting a disabled bay painted on the road Smile
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when we wanted dropped kerb and driveway as we have a council house we phoned the disability resources team with the council who told me that as matt only had asd he wasnt disabled because he wasnt in a wheelchair, we had a similar problem where ppl parked outside our house rather than their own for some reason (one house had a broken down car in his drive so parked in our spot hehe) after i told them it was disability discrimination as he gets high rate mobility and has a blue badge they backed down enough to put a dropped kerb in but not a driveway so all we have now is ppl asking why we not park on the grass as we have a dropped kerb lol i tell them the council will not allow cars parked on grass as it ruins it (true) but it was nearer £500 i think for kerb when next door had it done.

the problem with a disabled bay it isnt actually illegal for anybody to park there its a courtesy though u can leave a "polite" note thanking them for causing you added hassle, whereas it is illegal for them to park in front of a dropped kerb and can be towed (a polite threat usually gets car moved if it is done), have u got a garden or front that could be used for a driveway as i dont think they would put a dropped kerb down if there wasnt a chance in future you could put a drive in
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gosh sound like it might be hard work, we dont have a blue bage so cant get that anyway shes on middle rate dla, we have a pathed front garden so i would only have to take out the fences out and its ready for a car hehe! ive e-mailed the housing twice about it (the phone line is unreal and they now only have the office open certain days and hours) they seem to just be ignoring it, im not very good with words so maybe trying to right a letter and keeping a copy, but im no good at making things sound urgent or stern i guess (cant think of the right word hehe!) i might see if the local office is open tomorrow


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