Fears after toddler and her mum slip in pool of water outside their home
A Springhall couple fear for their daughter’s safety after she was given a black eye when she slipped in a pool of water outside their home.
Catherine Fitzpatrick lives in Strathcona Place with her one-year-old daughter Niamh, but a water overflow from their neighbour’s home has been making the walkway outside their home unsafe.
Niamh recently fell after falling on the water, banging her face against the wall, which resulted in a black eye.
Catherine’s concerned ex-partner Stuart Duffy said: “There’s a big problem coming from the flat next to her, as there’s water constantly leaking from it, and it’s always dripping down the way.
“Catherine has been phoning the council about it, and trying to get something done, but there’s nothing been done to stop it.
“Our daughter has fallen and had a black eye because of it. It’s time they did something about it, because enough is enough. “It’s a real danger.” Catherine added: “It was awful when she hit her face, and she’s fallen a few other times.
“You’ve got to keep an eye on her all the time, especially when we’re out there.
“I’ve fallen on it many a time too - it’s really dangerous.”
After being contacted by the Reformer, South Lanarkshire Council said they would look into the matter.
Ann Gee, executive director of housing and technical Resources, said yesterday: “Following works carried out on April 20 to repair a leak at the wc in Ms Fitzpatrick’s home, there is no record of any further reports of leaks.
“Ms Fitzpatrick has been contacted and a plumber will attend this afternoon.”
Hazard Catherine Fitzpatrick with daughter Niamh (1) at the water problem outside their home
Danger The water leaking from an overflow pipe has caused Catherine Fitzpatrick and daughter Niamh to slip