RESIDENTS on a pothole-riddled cul-de-sac claim Kirklees Council has rebuffed their pleas for the road to be resurfaced.
Tenants in the old people’s bungalows on Ings Way West in Lepton say the council has neglected the road.
Keith Buckley, 72, who has lived on the street for almost four years, said: “The council won’t listen to us.
“They say that because it’s a cul-de-sac it doesn’t get much use.
“But that’s not true. Because it’s a cul-de-sac it gets twice as much use as everyone who goes down has to come back!”
Mr Buckley said it was two years since potholes were repaired on the road which he described as being done “after a fashion.”
“They just came down and threw tarmac in the holes and bashed it down with a spade,’’ he said. “As soon as we had the first rain it all washed out. It was useless.
“Now, instead of one or two potholes here and there, the whole road is covered in potholes.
“The council doesn’t think the road is well used but we have old people’s bungalows down here and district nurses, carers and relatives are coming all the time.
“We don’t want old people tripping on potholes in the road. It’s dangerous.”
A couple of months ago residents’ hopes of repairs were raised when a work crew turned up.
Mr Buckley added: “They just filled one pothole then loaded the wheelbarrow back on the van and drove off. It’s unbelievable.”
Neighbour Charles Conway, 55, said the damaged road surface was beyond repair.
“It’s bad for the residents but Kirklees won’t do it because it’s not a through road but what about the people who live here?
“If I could organise all the drivers in the country not to pay their road tax until the Government sorts out the roads I would!”
A council spokesman said: “Regular safety inspections are made of all our streets and pothole repairs made until a timescale is confirmed for full resurfacing. However, current budget levels mean that there is a backlog of such work.
“Repairs have been made to Ings Way on a number of occasions in the past and it will be visited again”.