Safety bump gives residents the hump

Development manager James Hopkinson, left, and general manager Stuart Wilson from Rosehill Polymers with speed bumps on Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge.
Development manager James Hopkinson, left, and general manager Stuart Wilson from Rosehill Polymers with speed bumps on Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge.
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Council bosses have promised to repair damaged speed bumps in Sowerby Bridge amid safety concerns.

The speed bumps on Albert Road have worn away in places, with some rubber mats missing and silver bolts that are usually covered sticking from the covering.

Sowerby Bridge-based company Rosehill Polymers Ltd raised road safety concerns over damaged rubber speed bumps around Calderdale.

Alexander Celik, group managing director of Rosehill Polymers Ltd, raised the issue after he and other members of staff at the company noticed the damaged speed bumps on Albert Road, outside Sowerby Bridge High School.

Mr Celik said: “The speed bumps are not usable. They are starting to splay which can damage cars and knock cyclists from their bikes.

“It is not safe, especially outside a school.”

A spokeperson from Calderdale Council said: “We have a programme of resurfacing work planned for Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge, which will include work on the speed cushions.

“This work is due to take place in February, subject to suitable weather conditions.”