A NEW survey has revealed Mirfield residents' greatest fear: speeding drivers.
The community safety survey was carried out by Kirklees Council officers to identify residents' main worries about the Knowl Road and Westroyd estate areas of Mirfield. Fifty-two residents took part.
On Knowle Road, 34.1% picked speeding traffic as the prime concern, while on the Westroyd estate speeding was second only to burglary.
Lee Green and Knowle Road were named as problem roads for speeding.
Other problems cited were drugs, anti-social behaviour, vandalism, theft and prostitution.
Issues raised were debated at Kirklees Council's Mirfield Area Committee meeting.
A representative from Huddersfield police was invited by committee member Clr Martyn Bolt.
Clr Bolt said: "The report was a survey to find out people's fears and perceptions of problems in the area. We wanted to know in terms of actual reported crime whether the problem was as bad as it was perceived to be."
He said now residents' priorities were clear it was time to take action.
* Residents in nearby Upper Hopton are also concerned about speeding traffic.
Upper Hopton Road Safety Action Committee is campaigning for a 20mph speed limit in the village.
The committee is focusing on making two parts of Upper Hopton safer.
The first part is Hopton Lane from the junction with Steanard Land to the Blacksmith's Arms pub.
The second area covers the village centre and the roads around it - Jackroyd Lane, Hopton Lane and Hopton Hall Lane.
The committee will meet again on February 9 at Upper Hopton Working Men's Club at 7.30pm.