A cafe owner has praised council officials after they resurrected a parking bay.
Earlier this year Nick Cooper, who runs Coop’s Cafe in King’s Mill Lane, Aspley, criticised Kirklees Council for not supporting small businesses.
He said there was nowhere for people to park as on-road parking near his business had been axed in 2011 and a private car park had also closed to make way for student flats.
Having accused council officials of “not listening” Mr Cooper has now retracted his criticism after he was notified that a new parking bay is to be installed.
He said: “They’ve listened to me and I’ve had a letter saying they’re putting a one hour waiting bay in across the road.
“It will definitely be good for business.
“It just shows if you make an issue of something they do listen.
“I think the council do get a bit of a hard time sometimes.”
Mr Cooper said his mission to get parking wasn’t just about boosting trade as he had plenty of business.
He added: “It’s about making things easier for everyone.
“Everywhere you go there’s yellow lines and parking wardens lurking in the shadows like piranhas.
“We need parking spaces to go about our daily business”.