A NUMBER of speed limit alterations have been agreed in principle across the town - much to the delight of a local MP.

Miriam Cates, MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge said she was pleased the council have agreed for a number of speed limit reductions across Dodworth, Silkstone and Silkstone Common.

These include a reduction on Ben Bank Road between Silkstone Common and Dodworth from 60mph to 40mph, and a 10mph decrease on Barnsley Road between Silkstone and Dodworth.

Ms Cates said: “For many months I’ve been calling for speed limit reductions across the Dodworth, Silkstone and Silkstone Common areas alongside Silkstone Parish Council and councillors Robert Barnard, Paul Hand Davis and John Wilson.

“I’m pleased to report that Barnsley Council has now agreed in principle to a number of speed limit alterations.

“The new speed limits will be enforced in due course subject to the creation of traffic regulation orders (TROs).”