A PADDOCK woman says new road safety measures at a junction are more of a hazard.

Angry Christine Pearcy has collected a 330-signature petition against the changes at the junction of Clough Lane and Church Street.

Mrs Pearcy, 73, says the changes are forcing women with pushchairs and elderly pedestrians to walk into the road to access the pavement after the step down has ben blocked by metal crash barriers.

“This is a right of way which shouldn’t have been tampered with.

“They have altered the road layout and changed something which has been like this for 40 years,” said Mrs Pearcy, of Lowergate.

“You can’t walk around and onto Clough Lane because that is too steep, I fell down and broke my wrist there last year. This has been done with no consultation with residents.”

Mrs Pearcy contacted Kirklees Council and her ward councillor Clr Hilary Richards around eight weeks ago after the changes were made.

She has collected the petition after hearing nothing further about the subject.

A spokeswoman from Kirklees Council said: “We are happy to receive this petition and will take it into account when deciding future action.”