Before the lockdown we surveyed the residents in our ward and asked you about your concerns around road safety.
Darton Lane outside the primary School was an issue that came up many times as a problem as a combination of the bend in the road, the narrow causeway and the busy school.
I have put together a petition here to ask the council to reduce the speed limit to 20mph outside the school.
20mph limits outside schools are quite common now across the country and it seems like a sensible and straight forward way to make this a safer area.
So I am asking you to support this petition which I will submit to Barnsley Council.
This is the best way for us to make progress on road safety in this area.
It is up to us to get behind this and attract attention to problems in our villages.
We, the undersigned, are calling on Barnsley Council
to introduce a 20mph speed limit on Darton Lane on the stretch of the road that includes the entrance and exit to Darton Primary School.
The benefits of this would be as follows
Improved road safety across the whole stretch of this road which is getting busier, especially at peak times.
To improve safety for children and parents attending Darton Primary School
To improve safety for motorists at the junction of Darton Lane and Sackup Lane.
To improve safety for pedestrians walking on this road with its narrow pavements
Provide a consistent message regarding road safety and the need to reduce speed around our schools.
Petition to Barnsley Council to introduce a 20mph speed limit on Darton Lane on the stretch of the road that includes the entrance and exit to Darton Primary School.