NEW warning signs will be added to two Monk Bretton streets after more than 100 residents signed a petition calling for more work to be done to stop speeding motorists on the Full House estate.

A total of 102 locals signed the petition which called on Barnsley Council to introduce speed measures in the area following an upsurge in accidents on the street which has been described as a ‘rat run’ for impatient motorists.

They were calling for action on Tennyson Road due to a supposed increase in the number of motorists speeding on the road despite there being a tight bend.

It’s resulted in a number of accidents in recent months and some parents have even been forced to keep their children indoors due to growing fears they may be involved in an accident.

The petition was handed into the council on May 13 and following an investigation a number of different measures will be introduced.

A report, which will be discussed by Barnsley Council’s ruling cabinet members today, states: “The request for speed monitoring and an assessment of road safety have been completed and no collision cluster sites or speeding issues have been identified.

“The traffic team will provide suitable warning signs for the Tennyson Road and Warwick Road bend on both approaches, and both roads will be added to the speed indicator device deployment rota.

“No other action can be supported by the council at this time.”

The campaign was backed by local councillor Nicola Sumner who represents the Monk Bretton ward.

She said: “The Full House estate is a lovely place to live but unfortunately Tennyson Road has become an issue for residents.

“The road runs through the estate and there are three bends, one quite sharp.

“Increasingly cars are using it as a rat run to avoid the Burton Road and Rotherham Road traffic lights.

“A resident contacted me during the election and as I knocked on doors, it was clearly an issue that kept coming up.

“Some don’t let their children play out or call at the local shop.”

Upon hearing of the success of the petition, she said: “I am really pleased that road signage will be put in to indicate the sharp bend on both approaches to the Warwick Road and Tennyson Road junction.

“In addition Tennyson Road will now get the mobile speed monitoring checks.

“A total of 102 residents said the road was a concern to them.

“As councillors we have listened and made sure the petition was formally submitted for consideration by the council’s ruling cabinet.

“Highways carried out their investigation and whilst average speeds are below the legal requirements, we have reflected safety concerns by then requesting the mobile speed device and signage.

“I would like to thank residents for signing the petition.

“It is because of them that we have these improvements in place.”