The Area Council received the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4th October, 2018.
Members were reminded that a revised Ward Alliance Framework had recently been approved. The Area Council Manager agreed to consider any implications for the operation of Penistone Ward Alliance in order for discussions to take place at the meeting in January.
In relation to the consideration of area priorities, Members were made aware that there was a survey being undertaken to gain the views of the community, and this would be made available for Members to support, with results feeding into the Area Council review process.
Those present discussed the issue of speeding in the area, and it was noted that the local policing team had been undertaking their own speedwatch, but community speedwatch was also being promoted in the area. Members felt positive that this could be established in the area, and could provide evidence of hotspots for the Police to target in the future.
Members noted that, whilst raised as an issue by many residents, this was not currently a PACT priority.
The meeting heard of the use of a Speed Indicator Device (SID) in Thurgoland, which had recently been refurbished, and was available for deployment throughout the area. It was noted that the particular device could not produce any statistics, but was useful in displaying the speed of drivers to highlight excessive speed.
Members agreed for a future meeting of the Area Council to discuss this issue in more detail, and the potential funding of a further SIDs for the area to assist in reducing speeding.
(i) That the minutes of the Penistone Area Council meeting held on the 4th October, 2018 be approved as a true and correct record;
(ii) That a future meeting of the Area Council considers road safety in more detail.