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Council installs 'eyesore' ramp at family home

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A family has been left ‘horrified’ by a council’s decision to install a ten-level, £40,000 metal ramp in their front garden

Mother Clare Lally from Duntocher has fought a two-year battle with West Dunbartonshire Council to install a ramp for her disabled seven-year-old daughter Katie who has to use a wheelchair; but she described the council’s sprawling, zig-zagging solution as an ‘eyesore’.

According to The Daily Record the galvanised steel ramp is ‘so big Clare cannot see the bottom of it from her home and it has proved an attraction to local youths, who are using it as a skateboard run.’

But a council spokesman said the family had initially said they could manage the three flights of stairs leading to the property. He added: ‘This proved not to be the case. As they were existing tenants, it was the council’s duty to make the necessary adaptations.

‘This led to the installation of the wheelchair ramp as requested by the family.’

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