RESIDENTS have given an “overwhelming” response to a petition calling for the roads near their homes to be resurfaced.

A petition organised by local Liberal Democrats is demanding work on Brockfield Road and Brockfield Park Drive, in Huntington, is carried out by City of York Council as part of its 2013/14 resurfacing programme, with 176 residents – more than 70 per cent of the households in the area – signing it.

The Lib Dems said the route was often used as a shortcut to Monks Cross Shopping Park and had been assessed as “poor” by council officers during an inspection, but it has not been included on a provisional list for repairs in the next financial year.

Huntington and New Earswick councillor Keith Orrell said residents were fed up with the state of the road and funding needed to be devoted to basic services in Huntington.

Local resident and campaigner Chris Twells, who helped collect signatures, said: “We want to see the road resurfaced, but we would also like to see the council work with residents to prevent it becoming a rat run between Huntington Road and the expanded Monks Cross, including the new community stadium.”