AN UNEVEN road surface is causing villagers in Ashton Hayes nothing but misery.
All minor roads have recently been resurfaced but once the contractors disappeared they left behind thousands of loose chippings.
City councillor Andrew Garman said: ‘It is a ridiculous mess. The chippings are damaging cars, forming little piles, often three inches deep, which people are tripping over.
‘The roads were flatter before and the contractors have done an awful job, they put tarmac over or around weeds, have damaged roads signs and then left all of these stones.
‘I personally have had over 30 complaints about it from villagers who are just not impressed.’
Jane Wilson, who works in LoveLula and the Post Office, was carrying boxes from one shop to another when she tripped.
She said: ‘I fell over a huge pile of stones when I was carrying the boxes. As I couldn’t see where I was going I didn’t notice them.
‘Luckily I wasn’t too badly hurt but it could have been much worse. An elderly person might have really hurt themselves.’
Cllr Garman added: ‘I estimated from county council figures that this will cost £30,000 to Ashton and most people would agree it is a waste of money.’
A spokesman for Cheshire County Council said: ‘We have undertaken some sweeping to remove excess stones and there is still some to be done.
‘We have written to the contractors to do the work.’