PEOPLE who feed pigeons could be to blame for a forlorn scene outside Huddersfield's bus station.
Shoots of grass are growing through part of the precinct just weeks after new paving was laid.
What should have been a smart new addition to the town's landscape looks decidedly shabby.
And it could be that well-meaning birdlovers are responsible, according to Kirklees Council.
A spokesman said: "There is a view that one of the reasons for growth could be bird seed that people chuck down for pigeons.
"It might have gone down the cracks and germinated."
The council spent about £200,000 on the scheme to improve the Macaulay Street triangle.
A dovecote stood on the site until work began on the changes.
Its aim was to bring the town's pigeon population under control by getting them to feed in one place.
But the structure was removed as part of the scheme to give the area fresh new look.
The council's spokesman said: "The scheme, while substantially completed, still has some necessary remedial work outstanding.
"The contractor is coming back on site next week to do these, including killing the grass growing through the areas of new block paving."