‘Dangerous’ road is a priority to solve

Concerned residents come out in anger after several speed related crashes on Halifax Road, Brighouse
Concerned residents come out in anger after several speed related crashes on Halifax Road, Brighouse

TACKLING road safety along a ‘dangerous’ road has become a priority.

Councillors, residents and members of Brighouse Road Safety Committee have joined forces in a bid to get some kind of action along the road.

The 30mph road has been plagued with accidents for the past five years and now residents are asking for urgent action to be taken by setting up a petition.

It has already been identified by Calderdale Council that the stretch between Granny Hall Lane and Kershaw’s Garden Centre does need re-texturing and although no date has been set for the work it is expected to take place this financial year.

Chairwoman of Brighouse Road Safety Committee, Ann Rutherford, said they had approached students at Brighouse High School to put together a survey on Halifax Road to identify the problems.

“They use the road on a daily basis. They might have a better idea of what the problems are and they may even know of solutions,” she said.

Councillor Colin Stout has asked for a meeting between Calderdale Council’s highways department, police and councillors in a bid to get action. “I would encourage people to sign the petition, go to cabinet meetings and say that the residents of Halifax Road are determined to get some kind of action,” he said.

“I know the concerns of residents and we don’t want to see another fatality with an adult or a child.”

The police are conducting speed checks and officers from the Lower Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team and the mobile speed cameras will also be in operation.

Petitions are available in the One Stop Shop and Hove Edge News for people to sign.