Haslingden 20mph zone under review

First published in News

A CONTROVERSIAL 20mph zone in Haslingden is to be reviewed by Lancashire County Council.

Road signs on the stretch of road in Broadway have been targeted by vandals in the past who disagree with the limits put in place.

Highways chiefs at county hall came under fire from some motorists in July when the 20mph zone was created outside Broadway Primary School and Haslingden High School.

At the time LCC said the introduction of the new limit was ‘justified’ and that most drivers were respecting the limit.

However, they have agreed to launch a consultation with a view to amending the current measures and introducing a ‘time limited advisory 20mph speed limit’ outside the schools.

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7:22pm Fri 7 Dec 12

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

It's Helmshore, just because Haslingden High School is there doesn't make it Haslingden. The high school moved down to it's current location but kept the name!
It's Helmshore, just because Haslingden High School is there doesn't make it Haslingden. The high school moved down to it's current location but kept the name! HelmshoreMan2010
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11:17pm Fri 7 Dec 12

gazzandste says...

Yeh it was the old grammar school, but was still called Haslingden grammar school. Get your facts right Haslingden boundary finishes at lock gate on Rawtenstall road. You are probably an off comer and don"t know the area.
Yeh it was the old grammar school, but was still called Haslingden grammar school. Get your facts right Haslingden boundary finishes at lock gate on Rawtenstall road. You are probably an off comer and don"t know the area. gazzandste
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11:40am Sat 8 Dec 12

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

I was born in Helmshore (parents wanted me born in the valley but they stopped doing it at Rossendale Hospital) and other than one year in Haslingden have been here all my life.

I was referring to them keeping the name 'Haslingden' in the school, which has since made people class that part of Helmshore as Haslingden which isn't correct. You said yourself the boundary for Haslingden ends at Lock Gate, walk down from Haslingden centre and tell me which one you come (close) too first. You pass by Lock Gate long before you get to the high school.

I clearly don't need to get my facts right, I just used yours!
I was born in Helmshore (parents wanted me born in the valley but they stopped doing it at Rossendale Hospital) and other than one year in Haslingden have been here all my life. I was referring to them keeping the name 'Haslingden' in the school, which has since made people class that part of Helmshore as Haslingden which isn't correct. You said yourself the boundary for Haslingden ends at Lock Gate, walk down from Haslingden centre and tell me which one you come (close) too first. You pass by Lock Gate long before you get to the high school. I clearly don't need to get my facts right, I just used yours! HelmshoreMan2010
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3:53pm Sat 8 Dec 12

mysay.com says...

wonder if this has anything to do with my facebook comments suggesting that instead of continualy fleecing the drivers, maybe the speed limits should be time regulated, re-introduce the cycling profinciency test and the green cross code, and pointing out that at 20 or 30 MPH any child who is not supervised on the busy roads is likely to be involved in an accident, and it will hurt or kill depending on point of impact rather than speed, and that at school times, due to parking skills of drivers, it is highly unlikely to actually reach a speed of 20 MPH let alone any limits which are imposed
wonder if this has anything to do with my facebook comments suggesting that instead of continualy fleecing the drivers, maybe the speed limits should be time regulated, re-introduce the cycling profinciency test and the green cross code, and pointing out that at 20 or 30 MPH any child who is not supervised on the busy roads is likely to be involved in an accident, and it will hurt or kill depending on point of impact rather than speed, and that at school times, due to parking skills of drivers, it is highly unlikely to actually reach a speed of 20 MPH let alone any limits which are imposed mysay.com
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6:17pm Tue 11 Dec 12

bridgey2000 says...

HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
I was born in Helmshore (parents wanted me born in the valley but they stopped doing it at Rossendale Hospital) and other than one year in Haslingden have been here all my life.

I was referring to them keeping the name 'Haslingden' in the school, which has since made people class that part of Helmshore as Haslingden which isn't correct. You said yourself the boundary for Haslingden ends at Lock Gate, walk down from Haslingden centre and tell me which one you come (close) too first. You pass by Lock Gate long before you get to the high school.

I clearly don't need to get my facts right, I just used yours!
Why should the name of the school be changed? Just because it moved from the centre of Haslingden to one of the suburbs of Haslingden (Helmshore) doesn't mean it should have changed it's name. After all, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School isn't Waterfoot Grammar School, is it? Historically, Helmshore has always been part of Haslingden - I don't see the problem with it being Broadway, Haslingden or Haslingden High School.
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: I was born in Helmshore (parents wanted me born in the valley but they stopped doing it at Rossendale Hospital) and other than one year in Haslingden have been here all my life. I was referring to them keeping the name 'Haslingden' in the school, which has since made people class that part of Helmshore as Haslingden which isn't correct. You said yourself the boundary for Haslingden ends at Lock Gate, walk down from Haslingden centre and tell me which one you come (close) too first. You pass by Lock Gate long before you get to the high school. I clearly don't need to get my facts right, I just used yours![/p][/quote]Why should the name of the school be changed? Just because it moved from the centre of Haslingden to one of the suburbs of Haslingden (Helmshore) doesn't mean it should have changed it's name. After all, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School isn't Waterfoot Grammar School, is it? Historically, Helmshore has always been part of Haslingden - I don't see the problem with it being Broadway, Haslingden or Haslingden High School. bridgey2000
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