ABANDONED boxes of old food and discarded litter are making life a misery for people on Southgate, Huddersfield.
People living and working on the ring road have named the area around the former Wipps nightclub as a grot spot.
The Examiner launched the Clean Up The Town campaign on July 23 and invited readers to send in their views on places in Huddersfield blighted by graffiti, litter and neglect.
One businesswoman, who works near the former club, said it was an eyesore.
She added: "It is disgusting. There are boxes of food, old chips. There are cartons of old burgers. We have had hot weather, so it is not nice and there is a risk of rats."
The woman said the food and cartons were dumped by people passing by.
She added that houses on Southgate, owned by Sadeh Lok housing association, were plagued by litter louts.
She said: "It is not the people who live there, because they are appalled by it. People just come and chuck rubbish over the railings."
She said the rubbish at the houses had been cleared away once, but kept building up quickly. She added that the frontage of the nightclub, which is undergoing some work, looked shabby.
She said the state of the area gave a bad impression of Huddersfield to passers-by.
She added: "Anyone driving on the ring road would think `what a scruffy place'. The whole thing looks bad."
Leslie Tibbett said the area outside the main post office in Northumberland Street was an eyesore.
Retired Mr Tibbett, of Orchard Road, Kirkheaton, who used to work at the post office, said the two new heavy bins were pushed up against the wall and rubbish was not cleared away when it fell behind them.
He said the two gaps in front of the building were also brimming with rubbish.
He added: "For a main post office it looks a right mess, When I worked there we used to clean the gaps out every week."
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