A STAFFORD mother fed up with children being forced to negotiate a flooded footpath has petitioned the county council for action.
The footpath, at Garden Street, leading to St Paul's Primary School, has been a huge muddy puddle for several months.
But when Lisa Parsons, mother to Amy, four, and St Paul's pupil Lucy, six, called up the county council to report it she was told it was not a top priority, and could take several weeks to clear up.
Mrs Parsons, 29, has now handed in a petition to the county council containing more than 90 signatures. The school has also backed her efforts.
She said: "It's just ridiculous. The path is like a mudbath and the children have to walk through it to get to school."
Jane Regnart, who also uses the path, said: "The mud is so deep in the middle it has gone over the side of my shoes. The council really need to do something ."
A county council spokesman said: "We understand the concern about the alley but the repairs have to be prioritised. We are happy to send out an inspector to reassess the footpath."