Could this be the most pothole-ridden street in Huddersfield?
An angry resident is threatening to withhold council tax for fear his pothole-riddled cul-de-sac will cause someone to get hurt.
Hallas Grove in Dalton has 42 potholes despite its small size, and hasn’t been resurfaced in a quarter of a century.
Resident Keith Wise says he can even see the underlying surface as the potholes are so deep.
Keith, 67, has lived on the street with wife Carol, 68, since 2007 and has been raising the issue with the council about the state of the road ever since.
The retired NHS worker has suffered hundreds of pounds worth of damage to his alloy wheels, and claims: “It’s so bad, it’s lowering property values”.
Keith said: “The road hasn’t been properly sorted in 25 years.
“Around that time, one of the residents’ sons was playing on his bike and injured himself from the potholes.
“The council have done very little about it since then.”
Some of Hallas Grove’s potholes are ankle deep, and are so bad Keith’s family no longer park there choosing instead to leave their cars on adjoining Greenhead Lane.
“I’ve seen two or three residents here put their houses on the market then take them off again. People see the road and it puts them right off”, said Keith.
“Most of the people on this street are older than me, what if an ambulance needs to get here?”
Now Keith is threatening to withhold council tax, saying he will refuse to pay a recent risen rate.
“I will pay the amount I’ve always been paying, but they’re not doing anything with it as it is.
“I know I’ll get in bother about it, but someone needs to speak out because the situation is as bad as it can be.”
A council spokesperson said: “All roads and pavements in Kirklees are inspected in accordance with national guidelines.
“Our budget can only go so far and unfortunately it isn’t possible to resurface every road in Kirklees when requested.
“We generally prioritise well-used local roads linking residential areas to main road network, roads that link rural villages and hamlets together, or roads that are essential for business and commerce.”
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