Sheffield Labour Councillors
Local Labour Councillor Tony Downing and Clive Betts MP conducted a survey in the Mosborough area to gage the opinions of local resents about road safety and there was widespread concern about speeding. Residents said that they were particularly concerned about speeding on Mosborough Moor and High Street.
In response to these concerns raised by Labour, the Council has confirmed that they will undertake a comprehensive speeding review in the area.
As part of this review, a panel will be set-up bring local residents together with the police, the Police Crime Commissioner Alan Billings, Council Highways officers and Labour councillors.
The panel will be set-up over the coming months to talk to local people about options to address concerns.
Labour Councillor Julie Grocutt, Cabinet Member for Highways:
“We understand that people want to see more action in tackling speeding, and locals are calling for speed cameras and road humps.
“There is a lot of demand for permanent speed cameras but the decision about speed cameras is not one for the Council – speed cameras are decided by the Police and they have to use set criteria including past accidents.
“The clear advice from highway officers responsible for road safety is that road humps should not normally be placed on main/A roads. However, we recognise the real concern in the community about speeding. This particularly applies to Mosborough Moor and High street but to other roads as well. This is why Labour councillors will establish a comprehensive review of all possible options to deal with speeding – ruling nothing out and nothing in.
“Alongside council highways officers, the police and the Police Crime Commissioner Alan Billings have also agreed to attend to discuss all possible solutions.
“What residents want to see if action – not a talking shop. But this too important to throw half-baked ideas at and the police must be involved at every step of the way
Mosborough Councillor Tony Downing:
“Labour are committed to making our roads safer. Only recently we announced 20 mph zones for Westfield and Waterthrope, and have secured another crossing in Halfway.
“But we know that much more needs to be done and I have had an awful lot of comments about speeding. The council can’t juts set speed cameras, that responsibility is with the police, but we will all work on this together – the police, the council and local residents – to best tackle this issue.
SY Police Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings:
“Road safety has come to the top of the list of people’s concerns. This year we have spent more time in our own neighbourhoods and become more aware of inconsiderate and dangerous driving. I support this call for a thorough review of road safety matters in the Mosborough area.”