Residents on an estate in Keswick designed for local families fear there could be a “nasty accident” unless a footpath can be installed along a busy road at the side of it.

Penny Ferguson has lived in Calvert Way since it opened five years ago and is appealing for those who were involved in creating the development to come together to create a path for residents ahead of Cumbria County Council officially adopting the road in the coming weeks.

There are 55 homes in Calvert Way, mostly a mix of two, three and four-bedroomed homes for local families.

It has been reported that drivers are going at fast speeds around the nearby roundabout and could end up in bad collisions.

Allerdale councillors are currently discussing whether a footpath could be developed to make it safer.