Speed camera to be retained

A PARISH council has been told a speed camera is to be retained on the main road through the village even though it does not meet current criteria for fixed cameras.

South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership has given the information to Thurgoland Parish Council following a query from a parishioner about the speed camera on Halifax Road.

The parish council was told the camera was put in place in 1996 and the site was reviewed in 2009 when it was revealed 85 per cent of motorists travel at less than the 30mph speed limit at the spot.

The majority of cars exceeding the limit were travelling between 30mph and 34mph.

In 2009 it was decided to keep the camera because it was maintaining the speed limit due to its presence and it would be continue to be included in the programme of revolving static sites with live cameras.