Nether Haugh Sign

Nether Haugh Sign


Hello everyone and welcome to our new site “The Nether Haugh Community Partnership”.

“But before we go any further perhaps a word of explanation about the changes would be in order”.

As you know from the news letters we have been working very closely with Wentworth Parish Council and partly under their guidance it was deemed that the name “Action Group” sounded a little too confrontational but as a partnership we would be eligible to receive some sort of funding for the group i.e traffic surveys etc, Wentworth Parish Council have very kindly already made a donation.  As a partnership we would also be able to interact with other groups who have similar issues to ourselves.

Basically the objectives are exactly the same, making our village a safer place to live.  Obviously we will keep you updated both on this site and by new letters which we will continue to circulate on a regular basis.

If you are aware of any issues we may have missed or would like to include your comments please do not hesitate to contact us, remember this is “your site”.

Once again thank you for your continued support.

Press Reports

This report was published by the Rotherham Advertiser on March 22nd 2013

Villagers' road safety action plea turned down


Road safety plea turned down.
CALLS for extra road safety measures on a busy road through a tiny village have been rejected by councillors.
More than 7,000 vehicles a day use the B6089 at Nether Haugh — a main link route between Rotherham town centre and the Dearne Valley.
Nether Haugh Action Group called for traffic calming measures and improved pavements to reduce the risks to villagers.
A spokesman said: “It should not be underestimated how members of our community do genuinely feel in fear of their personal safety when they leave the house on mobility scooters, with pushchairs, on bicycles and even on foot.”
Nether Haugh comprises a farm and 40 houses with just over 100 residents. The action group’s research in 2011 found 46 per cent of vehicles exceeded the 30mph limit.
But Rotherham Borough Council said it carried out three speed surveys and none met national police guidelines for speed enforcement.
A spokesman said: “The three previous years’ worth of injury accident data does not demonstrate that Nether Haugh is a location that we would consider as a site of concern.
“As such we could not justify the use of funding reserved for treating accident hotspots to provide a traffic calming scheme at this location.”
He added: “The existing footways are sufficiently wide to accommodate a pedestrian pushing a pram.
“It is reduced in places by overhanging vegetation from private properties. The owners will be contacted.”