Kirklees Chief Executive Walks Through Flockton

The Chief Executive of Kirklees Council, Jacqui Gedman, took an early morning walk through Flockton village, at one of its busiest times, on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Flockton traffic walk - flocktonbypass.co.uk

Pictured left to right: Cllr John Taylor, Jacqui Gedman, Kathryn Middleton, Elena Delaney, Mr N Cappleman 

Mr Cappleman (Head at Flockton C of E (C) First School) met Jacqui Gedman at the school at 8:30 am, with Cllr John Taylor. They were joined by Kathryn Middleton, and Elena Delaney and proceeded to walk up into the village to meet families coming down the other way, to school.

Jacqui Gedman - flocktonbypass.co.uk

They then continued to walk up the hill, finally stopping for a moment to observe and discuss the traffic, before returning to the school, where parents had an opportunity to air their concerns, putting forward emotive, first hand accounts, of living in Flockton with children.

Traffic walk - flocktonbypass.co.uk

Bypass Walk - flocktonbypass.co.uk

Jacqui Gedman witnessed first hand, not only the levels of traffic going through the village, but also the size of some of that traffic!

Close to the edge - flocktonbypass.co.uk

Jacqui also had an opportunity to realise how narrow, and in what condition, some of our pavements are. In the photo above, the group are shown on one of the better stretches of pavement, but you can see how close to the edge of the road they are, with nowhere to easily move, other than forwards or backwards.