RESIDENTS on an estate in Farnworth are growing more frustrated with a number of parking problems, which are causing a "dangerous" obstruction to motorists.

Kenn Crossley, who lives on the Waters Edge estate, said traffic regularly builds ups at peak times as cars park on both sides of Minerva Road close to the traffic lights at the junction with Bradford Road.

Drivers often have to wait behind the parked cars on both sides of the road when they are leaving the estate as there is not enough space for two vehicles to pass from each direction.

A corner on the estate where Glenmore Avenue and Brian Road meet has also been identified as a hazardous spot where minibuses often park, forcing motorists to drive on the other side of the road without being able to see oncoming traffic.

A petition, which attracted more than 200 signatures, was submitted to Bolton Council last year calling for double yellow lines to be painted on that corner, as well as the entrance to the estate on Minerva Road near the Bradford Road junction.

Along with the petition, the residents also sent the local authority a number of pictures illustrating the issues that they face on a daily basis.

Mr Crossley, 71, said: "It is dangerous the way public service vehicles are parking on the corner and at the entrance of the estate.

"It is an accident waiting to happen."

Another problem that residents have complained about is cars cutting through Glenmore Avenue – an access-only road – which people often do around school times.

Bolton Council said a decision is yet to be made on the petition proposals.

A council spokesman said: “The petition was presented to the cabinet last year and we are now working with local councillors to develop proposals for waiting restrictions in the area.

"As with all waiting restrictions, directly affected residents will be consulted before any final decision is made.”