Elderly residents are calling for traffic-calming measures near their homes in Huddersfield.

People living in the Hill Tree Park complex in Crosland Hill say cars regularly speed along Blackmoorfoot Road.

And problems are being made worse because there is no pavement where the retirement park joins the busy road.

Instead residents, who are all over 50, have to cross to reach the pavement on the other side.

Gordon Hardwick, 84, has problems with his legs due to poor circulation, and uses a mobility scooter. He has lived in Hill Tree Park for 14 years, and says with 100 houses on the site, many people are affected.

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“On the side of the road where you leave the site there is no pavement at all. You have to cross Blackmoorfoot Road to reach the pavement.

“Drivers come over the hill at quite a speed. It is very dangerous.

“Most of the people living here are elderly, and some have sight or hearing problems. It’s very dangerous. We need speed bumps or speed cameras.

“I’ve spoken to the council but they said because there have not been enough accidents, the area is not a priority.

“Are they going to wait until someone is killed before they do anything?”

A Kirklees Council spokesperson said: “The council takes road safety concerns very seriously however we will only put in place traffic calming measures where there is sufficient evidence that excess speed is causing accidents on a regular basis.

“On this stretch of road there have been five recorded collisions that resulted in personal injury in the last 10 years and only one of these could be attributed to excessive speed.

“We have however raised the concerns of the residents with the police who are responsible for speed enforcement.”