FRUSTRATED residents on a quiet road in Lickey End have blasted disruptive road works which they say could have resulted in people getting “badly hurt”.

Resident said their lives had been made hell because of road works carried out by Severn Trent Water as part of what the company called “essential repairs”.

Works, including temporary traffic lights, were recently installed on Little Heath Lane in Lickey End which residents say led to travel disruption and some residents being unable to get out of their own homes.

One resident, Nigel Burford, said it was only a matter of time before someone was hurt.

Mr Burford said public safety was a major concern with the temporary lights forcing people to walk into the road.

“I’ve seen two young girls nearly get hit by a lorry as they’re having to walk in the road to get around it,” he said.

“Someone’s going to get badly hurt.”

Another resident, a disabled woman in her 80s who didn’t want to be named, said the works made it impossible for her family, as well as her doctors and nurses, to get to her.

Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member Alan Amos said: "We are aware of the complaint regarding the temporary traffic lights on Little Heath Lane.

“Severn Trent Water, who are responsible for the work, were contacted after the issue was raised and asked to remedy the situation as soon as possible."

A spokesman from Severn Trent Water said the lights have been removed.

They said: “We needed to use traffic lights to keep our teams and other road users safe as we carried out the essential repairs and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience that was caused.”