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Speed Humps To Be Removed

Monday March 17 2014

Midland Road Midland Road

CONTROVERSIAL speed humps on a Royston road are being removed at a cost of £58,000.

The future of Midland Road's humps has been talked about for months on We Are Barnsley, and we can now reveal that they are to be removed as part of a highways improvement scheme to benefit road users and pedestrians.

The work - expected to take four weeks to complete - will be carried out by the council and will cost £58,000.

A council spokesman said: "The speed humps will be removed in response to feedback from local residents and the travelling public."

Work will begin on Sunday, March 23.

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Reply Posted by Richard on Monday March 17 2014 at 13:44
So once again they waited for the publics response AFTER they spent the money putting the speed humps in!

More wasted money...WELL DONE BARNSLEY COUNCIL....Bravo!

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Monday March 17 2014 at 17:56
Wrong again Richy - the council have to consult when putting road humps in. So lets say more residents supported the ideal of traffic calming than objected to it when the scheme was first proposed. Now it would appear that more residents want them taking out, so on the face of it the council are acceding to the residents wishes - do you have a problem with consultation, I thought you wanted to know everything!!

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Wednesday March 19 2014 at 18:54
Yes I concur, the residents asked for the speed bumps if memory serves.
In my own personal opinion they have been extremely beneficial and they do slow people down as they are so high.

Can you see the headline in the Daily Fail...



Reply Posted by T on Monday March 17 2014 at 13:44
Way about time! Can't see how it costs £58k though to remove some bricks?

Reply Posted by Richard on Thursday March 20 2014 at 20:31
@T it costs that much because the Council has to have a big buffet lunch to discuss it before hand and pass pleasantries......which we are all paying for of course (but never get an invite)! Snout snout trough trough oink oink (sorry not easy to do sound effects of the noises around Labour's buffet table).

Reply Posted by Dawn on Monday March 17 2014 at 13:45
Another waste of money then... Can't replace my kitchen draw in kitchen but can spend 58k on taking speed bumps out that cost thousands to put down they know how to spend our hard earn Trent n council tax just a shame they Neva put any back into our house!!

Reply Posted by sinjon on Monday March 17 2014 at 13:47
The speed bumps have only ever slowed down people who actualy car about there cars or actualy think about the consequences of speeding, all removing them means is the people that speed will now be able to go even faster. I hope there will be something to slow them down, a camera or regular police presance.

Reply Posted by Vicki on Monday March 17 2014 at 14:09
Although designed to slow people down, these bumps were badly designed and caused more harm than good. I do hope that people will continue to respect the primary school and drive safely once they have been removed. I really wish they would put some sort of instructions up for the mini roundabout though. The amount of "stand-offs" I see there is ridiculous. I would have thought that once people passed their driving test they would know it is give way to the right. But everyone just seems to sit there, willing someone on to take the first move. Give way to the right - SIMPLE!

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Monday March 17 2014 at 17:40
Yes, but only when on the roundabout.

Reply Posted by Don on Monday March 17 2014 at 15:11
YET ANOTHER massive mess up by our Council who plead bankruptcy, What a load of cobblers this council is. ITS EMBARRASSING

Reply Posted by John on Monday March 17 2014 at 16:18
About time! Those bumps have cost me hundreds of pounds in car repairs, the harshness of the bumps destroys suspension springs and exhausts not to mention the front bumper.

Putting two or three chicanes in place of the bumps would reduce speeding without the car damage.

Reply Posted by traci on Monday March 17 2014 at 16:38
brilliant, watch accidents rise nar cos ppl speed on there wi the humps there so gunna go even faster wi art em,

Reply Posted by shelley on Monday March 17 2014 at 16:56
Brilliant news, they should never have been put in like that anyway... more of a hill than a bump...I had to replace my springs twice in 6 years driving round Royston, between speed bumps and piggin pot holes crippled my car....Chicanes are dangerous so we don't want them either,

Reply Posted by Daveboy on Monday March 17 2014 at 18:07
Great news....only taken BMBC 15 years to realise that the humps were a menace, the old Yorkshire Traction, and Fire Brigade have complained about them for years. Maybe they can resurface the bad corner at the junction with Midland Rd and Poplar Terrace....this is a vey dangerous corner. God know whats going to happen when the new estate behind the Asda is finished .....more traffic on a unsuible road........but the council know best........!

Reply Posted by Royston Local on Monday March 17 2014 at 20:55
Great! Even more speeding! The bumps wouldn't be a problem to your crappy cars of ylu all slowed down :) swear some people got there licence off of a cereal box!

Reply Posted by Julia on Monday March 17 2014 at 22:43
I wish they would move the humps n put them down park view, it's mad how fast people drive up n down there

Reply Posted by Brian on Monday March 17 2014 at 23:20
If that's the case, the police should do their job and get some tickets issued

Reply Posted by maximus on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 06:11
SPEED BUMPS....SPEED BUMPS...SPEED BUMPS.????? they r everywhere think theres only m1 what aint got them

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 11:35
Speed bumps aren't really a problem what the need is proper specifications so they slow traffic down without ruining peoples suspension bet council have paid more out in claims than it has cost to remove them !!

Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 12:19
The Highways (Road Hump) Regulations 1999 - if they don't conform to this then the Council are in trouble and may be the subject of claims to damaged vehicles. If they do conform, then I doubt whether any claim will succeed.

Reply Posted by sue on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 13:10
why not ask us first be for they waste more money I am a driver and would like more to stop the car driver that think it there privet racetrack

Reply Posted by Ron the resident on Thursday March 20 2014 at 18:13
Things change, thing move on. At the time as I remember there used to be a big boy racer problem, same as hoyland. They used to meet up and then hoon around. Well although some people still do that it is no where near as bad as the old days and most young uns can't afford to even insure a car and those with the black boxes fitted for cheap insurance have curfews or get their Danny's slapped for driving inappropriately.
Indeed, why should the majority of us be punished for a minority??? Most speed humps were fitted for political gain anyway rather than necessity. It is the polices job to police drivers not the council. Maybe they should show their faces now and again??
I say good riddance to them humps and car repair bills. End of the day it's a busy road for shifting cars.

Reply Posted by Jason on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 09:23
I have lived round Royston/Carlton for Years and drive on Midland road almost every day...yet I have never had any damage caused or repairs needed due to the speed humps? They are there to sliw down traffic, if you don't slow down then you may end up with damage...it's not a difficult one to work out is it.
The speeding bell end's will have a field day along there with the speed humps gone.
Maybe they could just relocate them to Spring Lane in Carlton...could do with a few more laughs watching people flying over them at 50/60mph and losing bumpers and exhausts!

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