A FATHER-OF-TWO has hit out after discovering the road outside his home was crumbling within five weeks of workmen resurfacing it.

Contractors for City of York Council repaired Woodlea Road, in Acomb, during the last week of November, however, the work has angered resident Leslie Precious, 58, after he found the asphalt was breaking up.

Mr Precious has questioned the authority and says he does not understand how a road can be damaged so soon after being replaced.

He said: "It's not very good that a road should be crumbling after five or six weeks in this day and age, and at what cost to the council?

"The whole street from one end to another, about half a mile long, is affected.

"My main concern is the taxpayer has paid for this but it isn't up to standard."

Mr Precious, who is retired, said the work took two weeks to complete but the number of cars and buses coming along the street had churned up the road.

"The workmen did one half of the street one week and the other half a week after, but a fortnight after they left cracks started to appear," said Mr Precious.

"I live on a corner and one which the buses come round and there's a pile of stones outside my house.

"I imagine it's causing damage to cars as there's loose chippings flying around."

The council has contacted Mr Precious to explain what will happen next after the contractor involved in the work agreed to return to the street and carry out the repairs.

A spokesman for City of York Council said: "As has been explained to the resident, the contractor which carried out the repairs is determining which materials used were faulty, and has agreed to redo the work at no cost to the council."