DAD Carl Brook has spoken of his anger that two road grates stolen four months ago have not been replaced.
Children – including Mr Brook’s seven-year-old son Alex – walk along Helme Lane in Meltham every day on the way to Helme CE Junior and Infants School
Mr Brook, 28, said: “At the beginning of November I was walking up Helme Lane to pick up my son when I saw two grates were missing. I phoned Kirklees Council and reported it because it’s very dangerous.”
But a few days’ later he noticed that nothing had been done.
The pleas came two days after the Examiner highlighted stolen grate covers on New Hey Road, Scammonden, which residents fear could cause accidents.
Mr Brook, who lives on Helme Lane, said: “There were no coverings on them, nothing at all. I noticed two council workers doing some kerbing on Broadlands so I told them about it.
“They put some plastic covering and a cone over one of the grates, but a child could easily move them. At the other hole they put a grate in but it’s too small and it’s been pushed down. There’s a big step there which kids could drop into.
“They still haven’t fixed it properly.”
Mr Brook is angry that Kirklees has not dealt with the problem.
He said: “I think it’s a disgrace when I told them about it so long ago. I’m worried about the safety of all the children who walk along that road.
“Other parents have told me they think it’s dangerous too.”
A Kirklees spokeswoman said: “A new grate will be fitted at this location on March 5. The Highways Service would like to thank Mr Brook for reporting the missing grate and apologises for the delay in making the repair.”