Petition for 20mph signs outside school to be considered by Barnsley Council

A petition for advisory 20mph signs outside a primary school is set to be considered by Barnsley Council’s cabinet tomorrow (May 18).

Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 10:43 am

The petition, which requests a for 20mph speed limit outside Keresforth Primary School in Dodworth, received 64 signatures, and will be considered during tomorrow’s cabinet meeting.

It was handed in by newly-elected Liberal Democrat councillor for Dodworth, Councillor Will Fielding.

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The petition, which requests a for 20mph speed limit outside Keresforth Primary School in Dodworth, received 64 signatures

His father, fellow Lib Dem councillor for Dodworth, Councillor Peter Fielding, said that here is a “general speeding issue” on Keresforth Road, “which we’ve had quite a number of residents contact us about”.

“It is a 30, it’s 40mph until you get to just over the motorway bridge coming from Barnsley, and I think that’s part of the problem, that people have been doing 40 and they don’t slow down at the 30 zone,” added Coun Peter Fielding.

“We do get a lot of complaints about speeding on High Street, which is coming to Keresforth Road from the other end – it’s generally considered by local residents that it’s a road that subject to quite a few speeding problems.

“As a Liberal Democrat group have been pushing for more 20 mile an hour zones outside schools.

“It’s good to see now that the Labour council are introducing more 20 mile an hour zones, and we’ve got five schools in Barnsley with a pilot of 20 mile an hour advisory speed limits outside them.”

A report to the council states that the authority’s traffic team will be evaluating schools across the borough, and will “consider installation of school 20mph signs at this location as part of an ongoing school safety programme”.