This action plan sets out how Keighley Town Council can contribute towards a reduction in the number of speeding vehicles across Keighley, whilst recognising the plan cannot be delivered without the support and co-operation of partner organisations.
Keighley Town Council’s Watch and Transport Committee, says speeding vehicles are not only a nuisance, but pose a “serious danger” to pedestrians and other road users.
So in an effort to combat this serious blight on our community the Watch and Transport Committee have drawn-up an action plan aimed at helping tackle “the scourge of speeding vehicles on our streets”.
Measures include additional speed indicator devices – SIDs – across Keighley, they have proved successful in areas like Fell Lane by the collation of information about speeding hotspots to help enforcement authorities such as the police and the West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership.
Community speedwatch schemes with police officers and local Councillors where schools and residents can be involved giving them an insight into exactly what is happening in the area where they live.
You can have your say at the bottom of this form where if you wish complete the Speeding Survey.
|Action||How will it be achieved||Town Council Funding||Partners required to deliver on action||Measurable outcome||Timescale for completion|
|Identify Speeding hotspots||Set up questionnaire on Town Council website, social media and the Keighley News to collate information from residents. Information gathered to be used as evidence for areas of need||None||Hotspot information to inform preventative action from key partners||December 2021|
|Multi agency approach||The Town council aims to host a meeting of West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Mayor, Bradford MDC, West Casualty Prevention partnership to develop multi agency approach to address speeding||1. West Yorkshire Police 2. West Yorkshire Metro Mayor 3. Bradford MDC 4. West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership||Agreed plan between all parties with detailed actions for each organisation||January 2022|
|Establish the number, if any, of Speed watch groups in Keighley||Keighley Town Council will work with groups of residents, schools, community groups to establish speed watch areas.||£2,000 to fund any necessary training and/or resources||1. West Yorkshire Police 2. West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership||1. New speed watch groups established 2. Regular timetable of activities for each group||November 2022|
|Increase number of Speed Detection Devices (SID’s) in Keighley||Keighley Town Council has purchased one SID for use initially on Fell Lane before potentially being rolled out across all parts of the town. The Town Council will purchase additional SID’s to increase presence across Keighley||£4,000 to purchase one additional SID and meet initial annual service fees||1. Bradford MDC||1. Increased number of SID’s in use. 2. SID’s deployed in areas identified from evidence gathered from online survey. 3. Data from SID’s demonstrate reduction in speeding over a period of time||December 2022|
|Anti-speeding campaign||Keighley Town Council will seek to create anti-speeding campaign material specifically targeted at Keighley. Working with schools to design campaign material, work with BMDC to investigate the option of children designed road signs in residential areas.||£2,000 to develop promotional campaign and targeted material||1. Bradford MDC 2. West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership 3. Primary Schools 4. Faith Organisations||1. Competition to design campaign material 2. Launch of campaign 3. New signage in residential areas||December 2022|
|Lobby for new speed van locations||Attempt to work in partnership with West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership to identify more residential locations where speed vans can be deployed||1. West Yorkshire Casualty Prevention Partnership 2. Bradford MDC||1. Speed vans deployed in new locations||December 2022|
|Operation Steerside – take positive action against anti-social driving||Keighley Town Council has provided £10,000 funding to the Police in support of action against anti-social driving||£10,000||1.West Yorkshire Police||1. Increased number of days in which dedicated Police Officers are deployed to tackle anti-social driving.||April 2023|