A VISITOR to Huddersfield has urged Kirklees councillors to clear up a moorland beauty spot.
Tim Heeley travelled up from Nottingham to see his 86-year-old mum on the last weekend in February, and the two took a stroll over Lindley Moor.
The father-of-two remembers the landscape well from when he lived in Salendine Nook as a child.
He told the Examiner the moor, which has views over Elland and Halifax, is now in a ‘deplorable’ state.
Tim, 56, said: “The western side of the site, which was set aside as common land for the people of Huddersfield to enjoy forever is strewn with rubbish, polystyrene and building waste.
“Heavy goods vehicles have also been churning up land alongside the access route.
“I was gutted to see the site is being neglected. I’m even prepared to return and lead a litter pick-up if Kirklees can’t get its act together and clean up Lindley Moor. Viewpoints like this hold fantastic memories for many people.
“They contribute so much to young and old alike, and are an incentive to get out and enjoy some fresh air.”
Tim sent an email to the three Lindley ward councillors and was pleased to get an immediate response from Clr Tony Brice and Clr Christine Stanfield.
Conservative Clr Brice said he had already put a lot of work into clearing up the area.
He said: “I’m a bit annoyed because a lot has been done to address the problem.
“The litter is obviously an ongoing problem.
“We took action to solve that by getting rubbish bins installed with money from the area committee.
“Unfortunately, with the best will in the world you can’t be there all the time.
“Litter pickers last week picked it all up on the Monday, and it was back on the Tuesday.”
Clr Brice said a boundary of large logs has been put in place to prevents cars and lorries churning up the land.