As if it wasn’t already difficult enough, with the busy road traffic, and narrow, poor quality pavements, building works for new housing in Flockton is creating mud throughout the village.
There have been a few road sweeping vehicles through the village, but much of the debris started filling the drains:
After a few of the villagers drew attention to the problem, Councillor John Taylor talked to Kirklees Council and they agreed to do a deep clean of the entire length of Barnsley Road. John said:
“They have started, but need to do it in sections as they need to schedule the work for when the traffic isn’t too busy as the machines they use are slow moving & could exacerbate the congestion. They will be deep cleaning both the road & the pavements but will take a week or two to complete.”
On a number of occasions, passing vehicles have found the road too narrow and one or other has been forced onto the pavement: