Lawmakers Call On Neighbor To Remove Posts
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
March 14, 2005
PRIORY PLACE, ENGLAND--A Priory Place man is getting support from the House of Commons after a neighbor installed concrete posts that block the man's access to and from his home.
Rob Godsell has multiple system atrophy, a rare condition with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease, and uses an electric scooter to get around.
The owner of the property next to Godsell's building recently installed the posts, or bollards, in the only path wide enough for Godsell to get in and out of his home.
Godsell has not been able to contact the landowner, who has moved out of the area.
Local member of parliament Paul Keetch made a motion in the House of Commons last week naming the landlord and calling for the bollards to be removed. A group of 22 MPs had signed the motion as of Thursday, the BBC reported.
Mr. Keetch has also called for changing the law to make it illegal for landowners to block access for people with disabilities.