Elderly residents in Morley are concerned by the number of buses parking up outside their properties causing fumes, noise and damage to the road, it has been claimed.
Kathleen Sharp, 67, lives with her husband Rodney on Schofield Court in sheltered housing. But since moving there two years ago she has experienced several problems with buses parking outside her home.
“There a pain, there’s been a lot of trouble with them.”
The buses are allowed to stop on Wellington Street but Mrs Sharp said that the fumes are a problem as well as noise.
“When it’s nice weather you want to open your windows but you can’t. My neighbours and I can’t hear ourselves talk.”
She added that her Emphysema, a long-term progressive disease of the lungs, has not been helped by the buses.
Mrs Sharp said that she has complained to First bus four times but has not heard anything back.
“People are sick of trying. They think because we’re old people they can do anything,” she said.
Two of Mrs Sharp’s elderly neighbours had also had difficulties crossing the road due to the damage the buses had caused to the road.
Mrs Sharp said: “There is no other way to get into Morley, we have to cross that road to get to Morrisons.”
Leeds City Council said that they did work back in June on some potholes on the road and some works to footways around the street, but they do not have any current reports of dangerous potholes.
A council spokesperson added: “We have a system in Leeds where we ask people to report potholes that they think need sorting and then we send out an officer to look at these to assess if they count as a pothole and are a priority to sort.”
The Observer & Advertiser contacted First but they declined to comment.