A VILLAGE councillor is seething about the resurfacing work on pavements, saying it is sub-standard.
Clr Jimmy Paxton criticised the new surface in the heart of Flockton.
It covers nearly 500 yards - and he pointed out that it was completed on April Fool's Day.
Clr Paxton, who has been fighting for a new pavement in the village for a long time, said: "It's not level and there are more puddles now. It dips and there's a stone sticking up.
"The pavement has not been levelled out and the holes are still there. It's been an absolute waste of time. It needs a complete new pavement.
"I'd like to have seen a proper job done, so children can walk safely. There's no difference now and water doesn't run away. It's money wasted."
A Kirklees Council highways spokesman said: "The repair to the pavement used a process called slurry seal. This uses a veneer coat surfacing of bitumen, stone, water and other additives mixed together and applied to the existing footway surface.
"This veneer surface is highly cost-effective and usually well received by the public once it has had time to weather.
"The process causes minimal disruption to residents and demonstrates good engineering practice."