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Troublesome Speed Bump Causing Cracks, Says Florist

Friday May 24 2013

Diane Hall Diane Hall

A FLORIST says that a speed bump outside her shop is causing cracks to appear in the walls.

Diane Hall, of Willow Floral Design in Royston, says delivery lorries, cars and buses all pass over the hump in Midland Road and it's taking its toll.

"I don't think the council took it into consideration when they put them down," Diane, 45, said.

"I put new coving in probably ten years ago and all the coving is now cracked.

"When wagons come over too quickly and buses come over too fast and they drop off the end of the speed bump you can feel it upstairs," she said.

Cllr Graham Kyte said a number of complaints had been received about the speed humps including from bus company Stagecoach who said they were damaging buses.

He said engineers at Barnsley Council have been asked to draw up traffic regulation orders so the humps can be removed.

You can read about that story here.

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Reply Posted by Roy on Monday May 27 2013 at 14:31
Perhaps you would prefer a bit of blood splattered on your window when someone gets knocked over. Get a grip Barnsley Council and you Diane - selfish idiots!!!

Reply Posted by paul on Monday May 27 2013 at 17:15
Easy solution to speed bumps .... Install chicaines instead in areas that need traffic calming. These speed bumps do damage to vehicles, tyre wear suspension damage damage to exhaust systems, damaged bumpers. At least if chicaines were put in place the council could put plants or small trees into them make it look nice for areas that have them horrid speed bumps every few yards

Reply Posted by Not roy! on Tuesday May 28 2013 at 10:08
Roy, it doesn't seem that Diane is complaining about the fact of having speed bumps there: just that the type of speed bump that has been installed is potentially causing damage to her property.

From the previous article that WAB mention it seems like the speed bumps are not serving their purpose, and are potentially creating other problems. Seems like a good idea for the council to re-examine this!

Reply Posted by king louis on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 19:08
maybe the glue she used when she stuck the coving on a full ten years ago is not right

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