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Speed Camera Relocation Plan For Village

Tuesday May 27 2014

A VILLAGE notorious for speeding vehicles could see its speed camera relocated following a meeting between a councillor and Barnsley Council’s highways department.

Thurgoland is subject to regular speed checks by police and calls have been made to move the camera from the middle of the village further down Halifax Road to outside Thorpe’s garage, on the way to Wortley.

Penistone East Coun Robert Barnard has spoken to council officers about the issue and said the council will now write to the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership asking for the camera to move.

“It’s not traffic approaching the traffic lights (in the centre of the village where the camera currently is) that’s the problem, it’s the speeding up leaving the village," he said.

“I’m keen to see it happen. Highways see no problem with it, subject to there being a suitable power supply.

“We’ve already had one serious accident and we could have more. I just wish we could bring this thing about more quickly.”

The speed limit outside Thorpe's garage is 30mph, the same limit as in the centre of Thurgoland where the camera is currently located.

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Reply Posted by dd on Saturday May 31 2014 at 17:45
all areas are unsafe for speeding. what is the job of b.m.b.c s parking enforcement vehicle. just wasting petrol ?

Reply Posted by Sarah on Saturday May 31 2014 at 20:01
I live in Wortley, the camera parks outside the church, which is on the bad bend anyway. It's the stretch in between the stores & wortley. Often see cars racing each other, motorbikes going hell for leather. Agree, move the camera van.

Reply Posted by Ted Riley on Tuesday June 3 2014 at 06:15
Well, I think you answer your own question really. THEY DO PARKING ENFORCEMENT AND NOT SOEED ENFORCEMENT! Phone the police for speeding, that's their job. Also I understand it you can't just move a speed camera it has to be installed where accidents actually occur. Do you want it in the village part where people live and near school or next to a field and business forecourt? Don't think it makes spence to move it as speeds will just increase other side. Like I say, maybe make police earn their dollars and do speed enforcement??!!

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