When an unadopted road needed resurfacing residents were told it was up to them to resolve it.
So two councillors – together with two residents – did the job themselves.
Church Green is a cul-de-sac in Kirkburton and its road surface was damaged by flooding a few years ago.
As an unadopted road Kirklees has no responsibility for it and with funding cuts it was unlikely any repairs could be done.
So Clrs Derek Hardcastle and Robert Barraclough – both Kirkburton Greens – rolled up their sleeves to fix the road with the help of the residents and a supply of road planings from the council.
Clr Hardcastle said: “The planings tipped in a large pile needed spreading over the whole road surface.
“We realise that residents have work commitments and could be fazed by taking on a new task like putting down a road surface and wouldn’t know where to start with hiring appropriate equipment, so we thought we’d have a go ourselves.
“We were also fortunate to be helped by two of the residents.”
His ward and party colleague Clr Barraclough added: “As I’ve worked in farming for over 40 years I’m used to using machinery such as mini-diggers and it is a fairly straightforward job.
“It is not the same as an adoptable road but it will be a much better road surface than these householders have had for quite some time
“We are happy to say, thanks to all this help, the resurfacing was completed in a single day.”To see some of the monster pot holes which have been snapped in Kirklees over the past few years - and send us a picture of one you've spotted recently, scroll below.