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  • commented 2016-12-06 09:33:16 +0000
    We live in a mainly linear village with masses of through traffic of all shapes and sizes. The village lies on a popular truck route to the A303 and is also in a rural setting with much modern heavy agricultural traffic. There is a footpath on one side, extremely narrow in places. A fairly recent traffic calming scheme introduced a number of chicanes in an attempt to slow traffic but has had the unintended consequence of tempting traffic to sprint between the chicanes. Parked cars down one side reduce traffic to single lane which exacerbates the sprinting. At the top of the village we have a VC Primary School and there has been a suggestion that a 20mph limit might be imposed there but no action so far.
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  • commented 2016-11-13 17:19:52 +0000
    Hi Luke

    We would be pleased to help. I will email you.

    Best regards

  • commented 2016-11-11 19:54:44 +0000
    Hi 20s plenty team! We are in an old village that is effectively a cul de sac, i.e. no through traffic. The locals respect a slow pace, but occasionally others take a different approach with devastating consequences.
    The assumption that 30mph limit is suitable in narrow / blind lanes causes many a fatality to wild animals and domestic pets, and even worse a child on his bicycle was knocked over and killed some time ago.
    It has crossed my mind for some time that a 20mph limit would be more appropriate. How can we get started! I would really like to engage my parish council with you, so any information would be much appreciated.
  • commented 2016-10-14 00:36:39 +0100
    There is growing support for a scheme in our village. Please could you provide information on how to get things started. Many thanks Rebecca
  • commented 2016-10-12 17:37:43 +0100

    My local Labour Party are considering putting a motion to the council for blanket coverage of Northampton with 20 mile an hour zones. This is going to happen fairly soon, In a week or two. Could you help with appropriate materials. I have been involved with 20 mile an hour zone is for many years
    Jim Wishart
  • commented 2016-10-11 20:16:01 +0100
    Hello. I would like to set up a 20 Is Plenty campaign here in my village, Alverstone, in the Isle of Wight. Could you give me a bit of a steer as to how best to get the ball rolling? Thanks. Iain
  • commented 2016-09-27 17:52:48 +0100
    Hi I would like more information about starting a campaign here in a Philadelphia neighborhood.
  • commented 2016-09-08 16:14:30 +0100
    I’d like to start a campaign – all help and advice appreciated. Thanks.
  • commented 2016-08-20 15:04:59 +0100

    We would be pleased to help and I will email you
  • commented 2016-08-20 15:04:34 +0100

    We would be pleased to help. Have you considered a Community Speedwatch initiative. Also you can purchase 20’s Plenty signs for you wheelie bins. I will email you separately.
  • commented 2016-08-19 15:47:28 +0100
    We live in a residential street in Emsworth, Hampshire mainly populated by the elderly. It leads into a road which has a primary school which already has the 20 is plenty signs up, but these are only within approx 50 yards of the school. The road is used as a rat run, and speeds are often ridiculous, particularly when you consider the population is mainly people with limited mobility, hearing and sight. Permission is currently being drawn up to build 130 houses in the immediate vicinity which will only fuel the situation. I am really keen to organise a campaign for 20 is plenty signs, and would appreciate all the help I can get. Many thanks.
  • commented 2016-08-17 14:24:09 +0100
    HI I am after advice about setting up a campaign in our street in Keynsham, Bristol. It is a 20mph zone but is largely and often seriously ignored. Getting nowhere with the local MP & Council. All help appreciated.
  • commented 2016-08-14 14:09:44 +0100
    Hi Steve

    Don’t worry, you don’t have to be anti-car to campaign for appropriate speed limits. Most of our campaigners are drivers who just want their communities to be better places to be, including driving. We would be pleased to help and the best we can do is help set up a 20’s Plenty for Witham campaign. There are 20’s Plenty for Us campaigns in Chelmsford, Brentwood, Basildon, Colchester, Dengie, West Horndon, Epping Forest and Coggleshall.

    Our campaign manager, Anna Semlyen will contact you shortly by email. explaining how we can help..
  • commented 2016-08-12 16:22:42 +0100
    Hello, I live in the small mid-Essex town of Witham (CM8). We seem to have a growing problem with drivers whizzing round the town at speeds well in excess of 30mph. Yesterday someone got hit by a car (driver arrested for dangerous driving and not stopping at the scene of an accident), and today there were press reports of a cyclist being knocked off and I saw a 2 car smash at about 6:15 this morning!

    I have found out that Essex County Council would be responsible for establishing a 20mph speed limit in our town and am trying to get them to tell what the process is for establishing it. In the meantime it would be useful to know how you could help.

    For the record, I’m not anti-car as I am a driver as well as a cyclist and pedestrian.

    All the best

    Steve Rowley
  • commented 2016-07-22 12:27:43 +0100
    We would like it to be called ‘CS20 is Plenty for Us’

  • commented 2016-07-22 12:14:04 +0100
    Thanks Andrew

    I will contact you by email regarding helping to form a 20’s Plenty for Church Stretton campaign.

  • commented 2016-07-22 11:44:55 +0100
    I am a concerned resident of Church Stretton, Shropshire.

    Speeding is rife here in the Strettons.

    Deaths are a usual news item on the A49 which passes the town/village of Church Stretton and the hamlets of Little Stretton and All Stretton.

    A ‘mentioned’ speed (although with non factual evidence) for the A49, South of Shrewsbury at 180 mph on a motorcycle.

    You can hear the noisy tappets as the motorcycles travel down the A49 at speeds of 100 + mph.

    Sometimes we see three Midland Air Ambulances in the summer months land on the playing fields in Church Stretton to attend major RTAs on the A49.

    The majority of residents in Church Stretton are elderly. When elderly drivers come into contact with 100 + mph drivers and riders, fatalities occur.

    Our concern is with the residential streets of Church Stretton, All Stretton, Little Stretton and other residential areas of the Strettons.

    Although the town centre of Church Stretton and adjacent streets are a 20 mph zone (implemented by the Church Stretton Town Council), this is not enforced and neither has it been adopted by the West Mercia Police, and therefore no prosecutions against drivers and riders will ever happen if vehicles are travelling at 30 mph (33 mph with the 10% leeway).

    One major problem area is the Shrewsbury Road travelling from Church Stretton town centre to Church Stretton Schools.

    Motorcyclists, car drivers, trucks, buses and especially school coach drivers, who think it is okay to drive and ride at speed down the Shrewsbury Road with school children and adults of various ages and mental/physical abilities walking either side of the road.

    As I write this ‘Post’, I look out the window and there are at least 100 children returning back from one of our parks via the Shrewsbury Road.

    I understand speed, and have traveled at speed in my younger days days when owing cars and motorcycles, but never in residential areas.

    Wrote an article for our local magazine in which I stated with imperial evidence that a child understands when a vehicle is travelling at 20 mph towards them. The problem facing that child, they can not comprehend when a vehicle is travelling at 40 mph, 60 mph or higher towards them.

    Crossing in front of a vehicle travelling at 20 mph, the child understands that he/she can cross the road safely. With a vehicle travelling at 40 mph, 60 mph or more, the child’s perception of speed of the vehicle travelling towards them is still at 20 mph and this is one of the major reasons why children get hit by moving vehicles.

    My article was accepted by the local magazine and then refused two days before printing. I believe there might have been local political persuasion to refuse my article on speeding on the Shrewsbury Road, Church Stretton.

    I ran in the 2013 elections for Town Council gaining 11+% of the vote and will be running again in 2017.

    Am dedicated to the communities of Church Stretton and its surrounding areas to help them as much as I can.

    I do have verbal support from a town clerk (but not official) and my friend, Professor John Whitelegg, a global author of transport, mobility and speed.

    John Whitelegg is also a resident of Church Stretton and a member of the Green Party, as I am.

    I am a freelance copy writer and proof reader and these skills are useful in such a campaign.

    We would like to have a ’20’s Plenty for Us’ campaign in Church Stretton, Shropshire.

    Professor John Whitelegg is interested (when free) in joining me in the local campaign to stop speeding in the Strettons, especially Church Stretton and the hamlets of All Stretton and Little Stretton.

    John and myself and others have just completed a successful campaign to stop our library from being relocated from the centre of Church Stretton.

    Can you help to set up a local ’20’s Plenty for Us’ in Church Stretton?

    Together, we can protect the residents of Church Stretton.

    Regards, Andrew e. Williams B.Sc. Psych
  • commented 2016-07-15 08:40:33 +0100
    Thanks Andrew. I have emailed you about us helping you to forma local campaign.

  • commented 2016-07-14 18:57:01 +0100
    Our local Neighbourhood Watch Group- Woodland & Whitkirk, Leeds would like to see speed limits reduced form 30 to 20 mph. Please could you help us to know how to go about running an effective campaign. Thank you
  • commented 2016-07-05 14:13:28 +0100

    The police are not responsible for setting speed limits. They are consultees only. There is no requirement for humps and chicanes, In fact across the country 20mph limits are being enforced by police forces some with more focus and some with less. Sometimes it is community speed watch groups in associating with the police. Sometimes the limits are relatively unenforced. All of this in accordance with guidance set out by the DfT. I would suggest that you approach your Police and Crime Commissioner.
  • commented 2016-07-05 13:17:53 +0100
    Hi Rod, last night the Parish Council voted to support our campaign in Necton and Ivy Todd. Someone there though said that when he was involved in getting Cromer’s limit down the police said it had to be self-policing, ie humps and chicanes. Can you comment on this for me to pass it on to him please? Thanks!
  • commented 2016-06-13 13:42:47 +0100
    Hi Rod, someone from a third village has asked if they can be added to our campaign. (Holme Hale wants to be added to Necton and Ivy Todd). Is this the right way to do it or would a separate one be better?
  • commented 2016-05-18 21:19:49 +0100
    We would be pleased to help Maggie and will make contact by email.
  • commented 2016-05-18 21:06:14 +0100
    We would like to set up a 20’s plenty for us campaign in Carisbrooke High Street on the Isle of Wight to support the safety of school children and families as well as the residents of the village.
  • commented 2016-05-18 15:55:47 +0100
    Hi Mark. We would be pleased to help and will contact you. Rod
  • commented 2016-05-18 10:05:06 +0100
    I would like to start a campaign for West Horndon Village in Essex for 20 is plenty. Anything you can do to support us will be appreciated. Councillor Mark Abel, West Horndon Parish Council.
  • commented 2016-05-12 22:08:23 +0100
    Hi Eva

    Thanks for your post. We would be pleased to help you form a campaign. We will email you directly tomorrow.

  • commented 2016-05-12 21:36:17 +0100
    I’m keen to get a campaign started in Biggleswade. How do I go about it?
  • commented 2016-05-07 22:17:46 +0100