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

Job vacancies in Halifax and Sowerby Bridge – Halifax Opportunities Trust, Sure Start and Elsie Whiteley Centre

Data Manager (37.5 hrs) Data Manager

Family Outreach Worker, Bilingual Polish (22.5 hrs) – Central Halifax Family Outreach Worker

Caretaker (37.5 hrs) – Upper and Central Calderdale Children’s Centres, HLEC & EWIC Caretaker

Children’s Centre Mobile Receptionist (37.5 hrs) – Central Halifax Mobile Receptionist

Marketing Administrator (25 hrs) based at EWIC – Marketing Administrator

Senior Early Years Practitioner (37.5 hrs) – New Road Children’s Centre SEYP FT NR

Senior Early Years Practitioner (37.5 hrs) – Jubilee Children’s Centre SEYP FT J

Early Years Practitioner (Level 3) (37.5 hrs) – New Road Children’s Centre Nursery EYP Level 3 NR

2 x Early Years Practitioner (Level 3) (20 hrs) – Jubilee Children’s Centre Nursery EYP X 2

Early Years Practitioner (Level 3) (16 hrs) – Jubilee Children’s Centre Nursery EYP 16HRS

Early Years Practitioner (Level 3) (25 hrs) – Jubilee Children’s Centre Nursery EYP 25HRS 


Sowerby Bridge Car Boot Sale next weekend!

Come along and grab yourself a bargain. The Sowerby Bridge car boot sale returns onCar-boot-sale Sunday 30th July at the The Old Cawsy site next to The Moorings Car Park in Sowerby Bridge, 10am to 2pm.  Just £5 per pitch. Don’t miss out!



The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park

Friends of Crow Wood Park & Memory Lane Cafe organised The Great Get Together in Crow Wood Park as part of the series of events taking place up & down the country in memory of Jo Cox.

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One of Jo’s friends, Halifax MP Holly Lynch got proceedings underway where families took part in lots of traditional games such as “Hook-a-Duck”, “Tin-Can-Alley”, “Lucky Lolly”, Play Your Cards Right”, “Sack Race”, ” Hula Hoops”, with one brave man agreeing to have wet sponges thrown at him! In glorious sunshine hundreds of people brought their own picnics and those who didn’t were lucky as local Tesco stores provided some food for them free of charge as well as supplying free tea/coffee/juice all afternoon! Live music was provided by the Bradford Ukulele band and it’s a long time since the park has seen an event of this size.

The organisers would like to thank all those who helped in any way including our Halifax Central Community Wardens, Jonny & Zameer.