WORKMEN have dug up pavements – only two months after new ones were laid.
But angry traders, shoppers and residents in Honley have been told: The summer floods were to blame.
The floods which devastated large tracts of Yorkshire are to blame for the disruption caused by a belated dig which started on Westgate, Honley, on Sunday, according to a local councillor.
The new pavements have been taken up to allow work to lay electricity cables for a zebra crossing in the village centre.
YEDL, the suppliers of electricity for Yorkshire, were due to wire up the crossing beacons in summer. But the company was sent to South Yorkshire to carry out emergency re-wiring following the floods.
Clr Terry Lyons, councillor for Holme Valley North, said: “I’m not one to go easy on Kirklees Council but this time, it isn’t their fault.
“They haven’t, as some people have said, forgotten to connect the zebra crossing.”
Kirklees Highways came under fire in July for laying sharp kerbstones in Honley which were shredding tyres as people parked their cars in the newly-built lay-bys.