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Jemima Puddle-Duck and pals turn Mirfield car park into duck pond

Drivers parking in Knowl Road have to dodge potholes - and ducks!

A town has a new duck pond – in a pothole-riddled car park.

A handful of ducks have flown into the rough car park at the bottom of Knowl Road in Mirfield town centre.

Heavy rain this winter has turned potholes into lakes, perfect for a few feathered friends to have a swim.

Sherelle Peel couldn’t believe it when she saw the ducks waddling around in the water.

She took photographs showing a pristine white duck floating serenely on a muddy puddle.

Sherelle Peel
Ducks made themselves at home on the pothole-riddled car park in Knowl Road, Mirfield

They caused much amusement when she posted them on Facebook group Mirfield Matters.

The car park, next to David Wood & Associates’ dental surgery, opposite Mirfield Fire Station, is owned by businessman Sunny Passi, who runs The Bathroom Shop at the other end of town.

The car park is used by town centre workers and shoppers and the muddy potholes – and the ducks – have to be dodged by drivers.

Mr Passi said he hadn’t seen the ducks in Knowl Road but his staff used to feed ducks which waddled around outside his shop in Huddersfield Road.

Pothole puddles in car park on Knowl Road, Mirfield, where ducks have been seen.

“We haven’t seen them at Knowl Road but we’ll keep an eye out for them,” he said. “I think they might have flown over the fire station from the canal.”

Others have also seen the ducks around town. They regularly visit the car park behind the Kirkwood Hospice shop and the brown one is tame enough to be fed by hand.

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But the Examiner has news that will have the ducks in a flap.

Mr Passi said the car park was due to be re-surfaced in June or July so the potholes and the puddles will be swept away.

“Letters will be going out soon to tell people what the timescales are,” he said.



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