Nelson residents call for return of speed humps

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RESIDENTS in the Cravendale Avenue of Nelson have called for the reinstatement of speed humps on local streets following their removal by Lancashire County Council.

The humps were laid 12 years ago following a lengthy campaign by residents after a child was knocked down and killed in Edward Street, but were removed and replaced by smaller ones this summer.

Hodge House Residents’ Association, which includes Cravendale Avenue, called for their reinstatement in a letter to Pendle Council, and asked why people living in the area had not been consulted about the move,

Aat a meeting of the council’s Nelson Committee, spokesman Mr David Geddes said there had never been a problem with the humps since they were put down.

“They are turning the streets back into a rat run. There is safety issue here. We are asking you to back our call for the reinstatement of the humps.”

Coun. Mohammed Iqbal recalled the original humps being installed at the request of former county councillor Colin Waite and said he would raise the matter in his role as a county councillor and report back.