A HUDDERSFIELD man has won his seven-year campaign to get rid of problem grass verges near his home.
Neil Simpson, of Birchington Avenue, Birchencliffe, has been fighting since 1998 to get the grass removed from between the pavement and road outside the area's post office.
Now, Kirklees Council's highways department has removed the grass and replaced it with tarmacadam.
There are also plans to remove grass verges further up the road once a nearby building project is complete.
Mr Simpson said: "I am very pleased I have finally got the result. It's amazing how many people have said it is marvellous."
Mr Simpson wanted the greenery to go because it was being churned into a mudbath by lorries turning around on Birchington Avenue.
He said: "If you wanted to park your car and get out to go to the post office you had to climb over the mud and grass to get to the pavement.
"It is a very busy post office and a lot of cars park there.
"It was inconvenient and messy for everyone."
He first wrote to local councillors and officials in 1998.
He said: "I was always promised that something would be done in the next year's budget. It never really got put on the agenda."
In March last year Mr Simpson contacted local Kirklees councillor Christine Stanfield about the issue.
She promised to look into it.
But to make sure the issue was not dropped Mr Simpson wrote to her again in January this year, asking for the work to be made a priority.
The job was completed at the end of the month.
Mr Simpson said: "It just takes someone to stick at it to get a result."