Action on speeding

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SHEFFIELD Council has agreed to measures to help tackle speeding motorists on a housing estate where a young boy was hit by a car.

The pledge was made in a meeting held at Angleton Meeting Rooms, Manor, to discuss a petition from local residents campaigning for traffic calming in the area.

Mitchell Mason, aged nine, was seriously injured when he ran into the path of a car at the junction of Harborough Avenue and Fretson Road, Manor.

Residents asked for a range of measures, including speed humps, parking restrictions, a pelican crossing, removal of trees and relocation of bus stops to improve visibility.

Coun Terry Fox, who was among councillors at the meeting, said they agreed to site a flashing speed warning sign in the area and look in detail at safety improvements once new homes are built on vacant land around the estate.

“We’ll need to take the extra pedestrians and vehicles into account,” Coun Fox said.

Kevan Smith, one of the residents behind the campaign, said: “We are happy with progress.”