VIDEO: Neighbours call for safety bollards to stop road menace in Holme Wood, Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PROTEST: Some of the neighbours supporting the petition are, (from left), Carole Shields, Shane Jeffery, Dawn Rooney, Miriam Sanhey and Alisa Jackson PROTEST: Some of the neighbours supporting the petition are, (from left), Carole Shields, Shane Jeffery, Dawn Rooney, Miriam Sanhey and Alisa Jackson

MORE than 50 frustrated neighbours have signed a petition calling for bollards on their street to stop drivers using it as a race track.

Parents fear for their children's safety after near misses involving speeding drivers and teenagers revving quad bikes down a steep embankment which drops on to the road in Holme Wood, Bradford.

Alisa Jackson, who has lived on Wenborough Lane for a year, said: "You can't even go to the shop without fearing for your life on this road."

The mother-of- three said drivers race along the road most evenings.

"I think I once saw someone do about 60mph. It's like a race track here," she added.

Her home is close to a bend which drivers speed around most evenings with the problem getting steadily worse over the last six to seven years.

"If they come flying round that corner what's to say there's not going to be a car in my garden? Or is it going to take a child being hit before something happens?"

The petition, which has been sent to police, Bradford Council's highways department, MP Gerry Sutcliffe and social housing landlord Imcommunities, was started by wagon driver Raymond Farmer whose porch wall was demolished when a driver veered into a lamp post, through his garden fence and into the house.

His garage has also been damaged by bikers doing wheelies and he narrowly avoided being hit by a speeding Audi earlier this month.

"There's a lot of kids on this street and I'm frightened of them getting knocked down," said the 58-year-old who has lived on the road for 37 years.

"I'm not bothered about the damage to my property, it's the kids. We're all getting really fed up with it.

"We're trying to make it a nice street . We're trying to get a community spirit for the street where we can have a barbecue and some bouncy castles for kids to play on, but it's just not possible until this is sorted out."

He said 92 per cent of households had signed the petition.

Shane Jeffery's daughter was almost hit by a speeding car as she crossed the road outside her house.

"The car came flying round the corner - it just flew down. She was crossing the road, not even playing on the street and it swerved to miss her.

"I won't let them play out now."

Now 53 people have signed the petition calling for bollards to stop the road being used a cut-through and for fencing or boulders to be put at the bottom of the embankment which leads to Kesteven Road.

An Incommunities spokesman said: “We have received a copy of a petition that we understand has been lodged with the Council requesting safer traffic measures on Wenborough Lane.

“As part of our partnership working we will liaise with the appropriate department on the matter. We will also look into the issue raised about illegal vehicle access onto nearby land owned by Incommunities.”

The Telegraph & Argus reported yesterday that police chiefs in Bradford have set up a new team to deal with nuisance bikers and those driving dangerously can expect to have them seized.

To pass on information contact the team on (01274) 373968 or email bradforddistrictabsbiketeam@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

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8:07am Tue 15 Jul 14

Huneybunch says...

Its alright setting up a new Team to deal with these idiots, but where are they when needed, No where! Its everywhere on Holme Wood and is only getting worse now that the summer is here! On Sunday they were driving up Broadstone Way hanging out of cars and doing wheelies, but not a police car in sight.
Its alright setting up a new Team to deal with these idiots, but where are they when needed, No where! Its everywhere on Holme Wood and is only getting worse now that the summer is here! On Sunday they were driving up Broadstone Way hanging out of cars and doing wheelies, but not a police car in sight. Huneybunch
  • Score: 14

8:23am Tue 15 Jul 14

mumbyfan says...

There are no policemen about because they cost money! Speed cameras and CCTV are the new bobbies on the beat, and a lot of these lunatics know this hence the speed trials/races taking part on the backstreets of Bradford.
There are no policemen about because they cost money! Speed cameras and CCTV are the new bobbies on the beat, and a lot of these lunatics know this hence the speed trials/races taking part on the backstreets of Bradford. mumbyfan
  • Score: 17

9:22am Tue 15 Jul 14

Apollo says...

Hopefully Darwinism will intervene and one or more of the idiots on bikes/quads will be killed.

That will teach them.
Hopefully Darwinism will intervene and one or more of the idiots on bikes/quads will be killed. That will teach them. Apollo
  • Score: 12

10:11am Tue 15 Jul 14

mr-mixalot says...

Apollo wrote:
Hopefully Darwinism will intervene and one or more of the idiots on bikes/quads will be killed.

That will teach them.
History dictates that even this will not deter these knuckleheads
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Darwinism will intervene and one or more of the idiots on bikes/quads will be killed. That will teach them.[/p][/quote]History dictates that even this will not deter these knuckleheads mr-mixalot
  • Score: 11

10:26am Tue 15 Jul 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Man, look at those residents....

I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :(
Man, look at those residents.... I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :( Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 3

11:01am Tue 15 Jul 14

Albion. says...

I wonder what the residents response might be in a few years and if and when it's their kids doing the speeding etc? Having said that, there is obviously a problem and it needs sorting out in an effective manner and not like the example of wrist slapping that we saw in here this week, when wrongdoers were supposedly dealt with for similar offences.
I wonder what the residents response might be in a few years and if and when it's their kids doing the speeding etc? Having said that, there is obviously a problem and it needs sorting out in an effective manner and not like the example of wrist slapping that we saw in here this week, when wrongdoers were supposedly dealt with for similar offences. Albion.
  • Score: 8

12:05pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Andy2010 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Man, look at those residents....

I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :(
My thoughts exactly

Oh I'm going to be photographed for the local paper....let me put my best vest and tracky bottoms on...
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Man, look at those residents.... I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :([/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly Oh I'm going to be photographed for the local paper....let me put my best vest and tracky bottoms on... Andy2010
  • Score: 9

12:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

angry bradfordian says...

Here's another idea...

Rather than inconveniencing 99.9% of the population with bollards because of these morons, how about the police do their job and have a presence there?
In my opinion they should take some liability if any innocent bystander is involved in an accident when they've had notice that these idiots are frequently doing this.
Instead they just provide an e-mail address? The article doesn't even say it's bikes doing it!
Here's another idea... Rather than inconveniencing 99.9% of the population with bollards because of these morons, how about the police do their job and have a presence there? In my opinion they should take some liability if any innocent bystander is involved in an accident when they've had notice that these idiots are frequently doing this. Instead they just provide an e-mail address? The article doesn't even say it's bikes doing it! angry bradfordian
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Apollo says...

A length of strategically placed wire between 2 posts was very effective at taking out despatch riders in WW2.

Just a thought and certainly not advocating such a solution in this case.

Waste of good wire.
A length of strategically placed wire between 2 posts was very effective at taking out despatch riders in WW2. Just a thought and certainly not advocating such a solution in this case. Waste of good wire. Apollo
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Tue 15 Jul 14

hx3bantam says...

I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.
I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards. hx3bantam
  • Score: -3

2:49pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Andy2010 says...

hx3bantam wrote:
I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.
I bet not only their "poop" stinks
[quote][p][bold]hx3bantam[/bold] wrote: I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.[/p][/quote]I bet not only their "poop" stinks Andy2010
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Tue 15 Jul 14

yezboss says...

Maybe the T&A should ask the PCC and West Yorkshire Police to comment on how the decimation of Roads Policing Officers affects this inablity to deal with traffic matters. Some 20 officers at least have been returned to other duties (about 20%)
Maybe the T&A should ask the PCC and West Yorkshire Police to comment on how the decimation of Roads Policing Officers affects this inablity to deal with traffic matters. Some 20 officers at least have been returned to other duties (about 20%) yezboss
  • Score: 2

4:54pm Tue 15 Jul 14

hx3bantam says...

Andy2010 wrote:
hx3bantam wrote:
I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.
I bet not only their "poop" stinks
STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD!
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hx3bantam[/bold] wrote: I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.[/p][/quote]I bet not only their "poop" stinks[/p][/quote]STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD! hx3bantam
  • Score: -1

5:20pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Andy2010 says...

hx3bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
hx3bantam wrote:
I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.
I bet not only their "poop" stinks
STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD!
No need to shout
[quote][p][bold]hx3bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hx3bantam[/bold] wrote: I see the "My Poop Don't Stink" brigade are out in force. The story is about residents fearing for their and their childrens welfare. It isn't about fashion! If you can't contribute anything sensible then perhaps you should step away from your keyboards.[/p][/quote]I bet not only their "poop" stinks[/p][/quote]STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD![/p][/quote]No need to shout Andy2010
  • Score: 4

5:26pm Tue 15 Jul 14

linebacker2 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Man, look at those residents....

I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :(
My thoughts exactly

Oh I'm going to be photographed for the local paper....let me put my best vest and tracky bottoms on...
Even if you removed all geographic references - you'd still somehow know that picture was taken in Britain.

I'm no fashionista, but Italians - even the skint ones don't dress like that.

Going back on topic. Not condoning the crazy bikers etc - but parents should teach their kids the road isn't a playground.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Man, look at those residents.... I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :([/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly Oh I'm going to be photographed for the local paper....let me put my best vest and tracky bottoms on...[/p][/quote]Even if you removed all geographic references - you'd still somehow know that picture was taken in Britain. I'm no fashionista, but Italians - even the skint ones don't dress like that. Going back on topic. Not condoning the crazy bikers etc - but parents should teach their kids the road isn't a playground. linebacker2
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Tue 15 Jul 14

linebacker2 says...

Just watched, or rather attempted to watch that video - you'd think that blokes neighbours would have the manners to stop yacking for the 1minute 15 seconds it took to record this.

Have they considered that these bollards will wreck any chance of their road being on next years Tour de France route?
Just watched, or rather attempted to watch that video - you'd think that blokes neighbours would have the manners to stop yacking for the 1minute 15 seconds it took to record this. Have they considered that these bollards will wreck any chance of their road being on next years Tour de France route? linebacker2
  • Score: 4

9:21pm Tue 15 Jul 14

pokertee says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Man, look at those residents....

I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :(
My thoughts exactly

Oh I'm going to be photographed for the local paper....let me put my best vest and tracky bottoms on...
is that it? is that all you have? what a numpty troller
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Man, look at those residents.... I guess nothing's changed in the last 35 years :([/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly Oh I'm going to be photographed for the local paper....let me put my best vest and tracky bottoms on...[/p][/quote]is that it? is that all you have? what a numpty troller pokertee
  • Score: -4
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