FRUSTRATED residents have accused the council of ignoring complaints about the state of footpaths in their 'forgotten' road.
Families in Monks Lane, Crewe, say they have been asking Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council for years to repair pavements and pot holes on their cul-de-sac, but so far little has been done to maintain the 40-year-old surfaces, which have fallen into disre pair.
Now residents have organised a petition in the hope something will be done quickly to deal with the problem pavements before someone is seriously hurt or before any more vehicles are damaged by the uneven road surfaces.
St Barnabas ward Conservative campaigner Judy Fox, who presented the petition of more than 40 names to the council, said successive councils had ignored the problem for years.
She said: 'The footpaths are in an appalling state and immediate action is required, but Monks Lane is a cul-de-sac and it appears to be a case of 'out of sight out of mind'.'
Monks Lane m other Susan Evanson joined the campaign after her eight-year-old daughter Chloe suffered facial injuries in an accident last July when she fell into a pothole while riding her bike.
She said: 'Chloe was so hurt we thought she would have to have skin grafts, and she's still afraid to play on the street.
'I've been here for five years , but it's been like this for 15 years and nothing has been done.'
A borough council spokesman confirmed the petition had been received and would be considered.