Moorside School Adds to Initiative on Speeding Motorists

Residents in the area have raised concerns about traffic speeding in the vicinity of schools.

Children from Moorside Community Primary School have made a dedicated effort to make people aware of motorists ignoring the speed limit in their area.

Moorside Junior Wardens conducted speed checks on Keighley Road ,Ovenden on Tuesday 30 April 2019

Karen Scanlon, from the Ovenden Initiative, arranged for Junior Wardens from Moorside Community Primary School to go out with the speed camera to get an idea of how road users are driving in the local area around our local schools.

Joined by Dan Marham, Ovenden Initiative and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd, the session began with Junior Wardens  using the camera on Keighley Road outside of Moorside Club where the responsible drivers received a thumbs up as they passed, and the not so responsible drivers getting a thumbs down!

From the 374 cars recorded,6 were driving in excess of the 30mph speed limit however the top speed recorded was 46 mph

Future speed checks will continue to take place throughout North and East Halifax with both Junior Warden Groups and in partnership with West Yorkshire Police in ongoing work to tackle nuisance vehicles in the area.

Did you spot the Moorside Junior Wardens on Keighley Road?

Junior Wardens from Moorside Primary School took part in a Speed Initiative alongside Community Warden Ced Oakley, Ovenden Police Ward Officer’s PC Kim McCloskey and PCSO Alice Cordingley.

Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative said’

“The Junior Wardens really enjoyed the initiative which highlights the speed of traffic on the roads within our community”

The Junior Wardens measured and recorded the speeds of oncoming traffic on the A629 Keighley Road which is one of the busiest roads in the area. All the information gathered will be sent to Calderdale Council.

Abbey Park School Parliament tackle speeding

FullSizeRender (8)Abbey [Park.jpg1Abbey Park School Parliament braved the weather at Heathmoor Park Road, Illingworth today (Tuesday 8 December 2015)

Along with Community Wardens and Karen Scanlon from the Ovenden Initiative and PC Dave Illingworth from west Yorkshire Police to conduct a speed initiative session with SID (Speed Indicator Devise )

The school parliament made up of representatives from each year group, showed drivers their smiley or sad face signs which they had made to help get the message across and help cut down speeding.