POTHOLES on a Darcy Lever street are a threat to people's safety, argued residents at an area forum meeting.

At the Little Lever and Darcy Lever Area Forum, residents described the bottom end of Lower Darcy Street, which is off Radcliffe Road, as 'dangerous' and 'absolute chaos'.

Lower Darcy Street is the only access point for residents of Leaf Street, Clayton Street and Clayton Avenue.

John Connor, aged 69, of Higher Darcy Street, which runs alongside Lower Darcy Street, said at the meeting: "There's quite literally a big hole in community safety. It's absolute chaos down there."

Alan Gaskell, aged 66, of Clayton Street, added: "These potholes are very dangerous. Something needs to be done."

According to Mr Connor and other residents, the council say they cannot repair the potholes because Lower Darcy Street is an unadopted road.

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting were the building of a new cycleway in Radcliffe Road, along with community safety and the area forum budget.

The meeting, which was held on Monday night at St Stephen and All Martyrs Primary School in Radcliffe Road, was attended by just under 50 people.