Kidsgrove residents have had enough of the speed humps and cushions that are blighting Kidsgrove and Whitehill. Kidsgrove County Councillor Mary Maxfield has along with Geoffrey Locke being lobbying Staffordshire County Council to take some action over the areas speed humps.
As a result of this work has recently taken place on two of the speed humps that were installed on The Avenue, Kidsgrove, which have had the ramps adjusted to make the ride smoother for motorists and reduce the noise levels for Kidsgrove residents living in this area of the town. There is currently a large amount of discontent regarding the height and number of speed humps installed on Boat Horse Road, Kidsgrove. Many residents have complained about this road, with the one resident who actively campaigned for the humps, now said to have left the road.
In the Whitehill area of Kidsgrove residents are not happy at the state of the speed cushions that have been installed on Newchapel Road. The speed cushions have been falling apart for years, with Staffordshire County Council continually appearing to patch them up. These repairs never seem to last and the entire road defects always appear to be found close to the speed cushions. The roundabout at Whitehall Avenue has been sporting a very impressive crater which would not be out of place on the moon.
Many residents and Councillor Mary Maxfield want the cushions removing from Newchapel Road, however Staffordshire County Council are proving what many residents knew, once humps are installed, they never get removed.
Kidsgrove is now blighted by needless humps and cushions which actually endanger the lives of more local residents, than they will ever save.