A PETITION calling for a 20mph zone outside a primary school was discussed by ruling councillors this week.

The 64-signature document - generated by Dodworth ward Couns Peter Fielding and Will Fielding - relates to Keresforth Primary and went before Barnsley Council’s cabinet on Wednesday.

Peter said: “Keresforth Road is a 30mph zone, but it’s 40mph until you get to just over the motorway bridge coming from Barnsley, and I think that’s part of the problem.

“We have been pushing for more 20mph zones outside schools.”

A council report revealed the local authority is assessing concerns relating to vehicles’ speeds near schools across the borough.

It added: “This evaluation is part of the approved budget for 2022/23.

“It will consider the installation of 20mph signs at this location as part of an ongoing school safety programme.”

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