MARSDEN now has its very own speed catcher.
Marsden Junior School has been given a £3,500 boost to buy a Speed Indicator Device (SID).
Funding has been agreed by the area committee for Colne Valley at its meeting.
Clr Nicola Turner said: “I am pleased that the area committee has agreed to provide the much needed funding for the Speed Indicator Device (SID) to be installed on roads around Marsden Junior School.
“These devices detect and display real-time vehicle speeds and will provide useful feedback to the council with the use of the in-built data logger to provide a picture of the vehicle speeds and volumes for each location.
“Unfortunately, there have been accidents around the school and I am hopeful that the installation of this device will act as a deterrent by warning drivers of their speed as they approach the device and to slow down where necessary.”
Further road safety works, new signing and lining are planned for the New Year, which were delayed by the recent gas works.
The Marsden school has contributed £3,000 towards the cost and the £3,500 is being provided from the councillor’s delegated highways budget.
The funding will purchase and maintain one device for three years. It will be moved every three months and cover four sites.
Staff at the school will analyse the data that is recorded by SID.