A WHEELCHAIR-bound Birkby woman says resurfacing of the road outside her home has changed her life.
Katie White, who has multiple sclerosis, used to struggle to get up and down the street outside her home on Clayton Fields because of potholes.
But Greenhead ward councillors Mehboob Khan, Barbara Jones and Mohan Sokhal arranged for £45,000 from the ward budget to be spent on resurfacing the road.
Now, Katie can get in and out of her house with ease.
She said: “I am eternally grateful to the councillors. It has changed my life completely.
“It was not me who instigated this, it was some of my lovely neighbours.
“The road had been a problem for years. It was a nightmare and difficult for me to get in and out of the house.
“But I have been up and down the road about a million times now, just because I can.”
Katie is not the only resident to appreciate the newly-resurfaced road. Her children Emma, 13, and 12-year-old Martha and other local children have been playing on scooters, bikes and skateboards in the street.
She said: “It is such a great place for children to play now, it’s a quiet street. They have been making the most of it.”
Clr Mehboob Khan said resurfacing the 400m road was not cheap, but had been a worthwhile investment.
He said: “The road was unadopted and in a terrible potholed condition. Some of the potholes were a couple of feet deep. So we decided to use the Greenhead ward budget to get the road resurfaced and sort out issues around drainage.”
Clayton Fields is not the only street in the Greenhead ward to benefit from recent resurfacing from the ward budget.
Broomfield Road and Luck Lane in Marsh, West View in Paddock and Honoria Street and Elinor Street in Fartown have all had work in the past 12 months.