WALKERS are being put at risk because a footpath is in a “terrible state”.
Peter Phayer is angry that Kirklees Council has not repaired the path that runs for 100 yards from Heaton Hall Farm to Bog Green Lane in Upper Heaton.
The Kirkheaton man said: “The path is only on one side of the road so it’s important that pedestrians are able to use if safely.
“But this is impossible because of the terrible state of the footpath with broken or non-existent kerbs. The drains are blocked with silt, grass and brambles.”
Mr Phayer has contacted Kirklees about the problem.
He said: “I have written to the Highways Department and received no response or acknowledgement. I have phoned many times and spoken to several people who gave me little or no reassurance that this matter has been dealt with.
“I was told that someone would be returning my call, but I am still waiting.”
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: “There may have been a pavement of some sort there at some time, but it has now reverted to a verge.
“Any work to provide a pavement would be low priority due to its rural location and low usage and we could not guarantee when resources would be available for this. We will meet Mr Phayer to talk about his concerns on drainage.”