Views on 20mph speed limit in Sowerby Bridge: Follow up results published

Aim  and objectives of consultation:

  • To assess if views on 20mph have changed a year on since implementation.
  • To see if there are changes in the levels of active travel.
  • The interviews will be carried out by Enventure Research on behalf of the council.


Opinion of the 20mph scheme has improved between baseline and follow up with the vast majority of residents in support of the scheme (over 80%).

An increase in the percentage of people who travel by foot

Significant increase in the percentage of respondents who felt that traffic speeds were about right in their local area, although there was a significant increase in the percentage of respondents who felt that traffic speeds were too slow on busier roads.

Significantly more residents feel that the 20mph limits are beneficial to residents, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers and there was a significant decrease in perceived disadvantages of the 20mph speed limits. Child safety is still a main concern for parents when considering whether to allow children to play out or walk to leisure facilities

Bike ownership or usage has not increased with the main barrier being – do not want a bike.

For more information contact: Paula Holden
Tel: 01422 266159

Nominations open for the Community Spirit Awards

Nominations now open for the Community Spirit Awards, hosted by the Community Foundation for Calderdale and supported by Calderdale Council. We know Calderdale is teeming with excellent charities, community groups, and volunteers, and we want them to be recognised and celebrated for the great work they do. So, if you know of a charitable organisation that is doing something great please nominate them, if you have been supported by a local charitable group nominate them, or if you know a volunteer you just couldn’t live without let us know.   13 categories to choose from more info here Nominations must be received by August 4th.

Groundwork Community Awards 2017 – do you know a local group that deserves recognition?

Do you know a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to live? If so, nominate them to receive a Groundwork Community Award!

The Groundwork Community Awards honour the small groups making a big difference to the quality of life in their local area. They want to celebrate and reward groups who often get little recognition and support, putting the spotlight on the power of doing good together so that others can be inspired to organise and get active in their own communities.

More information and to nominate:

Halifax Town Centre Improvements – have your say!

The proposed scheme for Halifax Town Centre will reduce congestion and improve pedestrianHalifax-Town-Centre-to-crop connectivity within the historic core of Halifax. Find out more at a drop-in public event on Tuesday 18th July 2017 4-7pm at Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UN

Or see after the event.