Any Hyde Park resident in Leeds will have noticed that it has become almost impossible to walk down a pavement recently. This is due to lamp posts being replaced and the area surrounding old posts being dug up to make way for the new ones and the associated cabling. This has resulted in barriers being placed around these areas meaning the only way to get passed is to walk into the road.
Normally this wouldn’t be a problem as it would only have been short term but unfortunately it seems that the work was started just before the recent high winds and hasn’t been resumed since. The work was presumably stopped because of the risks of the posts falling in the wind as they were erected.
What I want to know is when are we going to get our pavements back? Taxi drivers and others drive damn right dangerously and I can’t be the only one who feels nervous arbitrarily stepping into the road ever few paces without knowing if I’m going to get mowed down, particularly at night.
If there was going to be a delay in completing the work, why was it started and why could they not make good the pavements with some special boarding or something? To think the price some are paying in council tax it is shocking that the council get away with this type of thing. Council tax payers see no value for money what so ever.