Form a campaign

If you don't have a local 20's Plenty for Us campaign in your area then we would be pleased to help you set one up.

Our campaign manager, Anna Semlyen, explains how we can help you get a 20mph limit for your streets:

We have a few resources that you can use to get you interested and started.

Get your info is the starting point with Briefing Sheets on so many aspects of 20mph limits and our Press Releases.

We have a briefing sheet on How to Set Up a Campaign and also a Campaign Planning Checklist

Our Campaigning Flowchart shows the route to help your politicians "do the right thing" and set 20mph limits.

Plus we have a reputation for the way that we help campaigners so please contact any of us. We have helped hundred of communities and individuals wanting to slow down traffic in their streets.

And the 16m people who now live in communities with a default 20mph limit is testament to the fact that our campaigning works.

I am sure you will find us helpful. Details are on our contacts page.

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  • Rod King
    commented 2016-07-15 08:40:33 +0100
    Thanks Andrew. I have emailed you about us helping you to forma local campaign.

  • Andrew Riley
    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
  • Rod King
    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.
  • Jenny Smedley
    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!
  • Jenny Smedley
    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?
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-05-18 21:19:49 +0100
    We would be pleased to help Maggie and will make contact by email.
  • Maggie Sanderson
    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.
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-05-18 15:55:47 +0100
    Hi Mark. We would be pleased to help and will contact you. Rod
  • Mark Abel
    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.
  • Rod King
    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.

  • Eva-Maria Hunze
    commented 2016-05-12 21:36:17 +0100
    I’m keen to get a campaign started in Biggleswade. How do I go about it?
  • Caunin max
    commented 2016-05-07 22:17:46 +0100
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-04-18 13:37:53 +0100
    Darren and Jenny

    We would be pleased to assist and will be making email contact
  • Jenny Smedley
    commented 2016-04-17 13:14:59 +0100
    We live on the very edge of a de-restricted zone. We sit neatly on a less than a half mile stretch between two 30mph zones. Just as the zone is de-restricted, the lane becomes single carriageway and has blind bends on it. This ridiculous state of affairs means that drivers approaching from either 30mph hour zones speed up to 60mph well before they reach the de-resticted zone. So they are travelling at double the speed limit in both directions. There are no pavements anywhere along the road. Sadly some of the worst offenders are mums collecting kids from school. We’d like to see the entire stretch of road reduced to 20 mph. In part because despite ‘Not suitable for HGVs’ signs, many lorries still thunder up the single track round the blind bends, leaving vulnerable pedestrians to scramble for their lives up a steep bank, and how no-one has been killed so far is a miracle. Can you help please?
  • Darren Wilson
    commented 2016-04-15 09:05:37 +0100
    Hello, I would like to start a campaign in our village, how would I go about it. Your help and advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks, Darren
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-04-12 16:48:05 +0100
    Hi Dani

    WE would be pleased to help and will contact you by email.

  • Dani Burns
    commented 2016-04-10 13:41:28 +0100
    We would love to start a campaign in our village, could you suggest the best process and the best way to organise appropriate signs.
    We’re hoping to change the speed limit with highways in the long term, but very keen to raise awareness to drivers that they are putting children at risk during school drop off and pick up hours.
  • Julietta Cochrane
    commented 2016-03-27 11:26:39 +0100
    Hello … thanks so much for this site … very useful information on here.
    Yes, we did air pollution monitoring in our local area of Camden and found that 82% of sites measured exceeded the legal limit of 40 ppm which is already dangerous … some by 2.5 times, and that is an average.
    I have since started Camden Air Action. One of our first things is to start a petition to the council. Any help is very gratefully received.
  • Chris Gentle
    commented 2016-03-22 23:18:05 +0000
    Hello I’d like to start a campaign for our local area which is used as a commuting rat run with one child knocked over (be OK now) already. I’d welcome advice. Thanks Chris
  • Kevin McKernan
    commented 2016-02-27 18:34:33 +0000
    Hello from Hartford, CT! I am part of a team which is working with the city to help make it a more safe and comfortable place for pedestrians and bicyclists. We have had numerous incidents of people walking and being struck by speeding vehicles. I was hoping to bring some information about your campaigns and what we might do to lower the official speed limits on some public rights of way. I notice only a few campaigns in the US have started, but any information I could bring to the team on what you do and how you may be able to help would be appreciated. Thank you very much!
  • Marie Allen
    commented 2016-02-02 16:25:26 +0000
    How do I go about starting a campaign please for my street in Colchester? I approached my local Councillor who was no help whatsoever, in fact was quite rude
  • Viv Burdon
    commented 2016-01-12 16:41:13 +0000
    Hello, I am coordinating action in my street calling on the Borough council to reduce the speeds and possibly volumes of vehicles using our road as a rat run. We have established contact with the council through a petition signed by approximately 75% of residents calling on the council to look into the matter with a view to addressing the issues that concern us. we have had a very positive response and Council Officers have engaged with us, providing advice on how to build and refine our campaign demands through the 20s plenty for us idea and DIY Streets (SUSTRANS). We have been encouraged in the first instance to submit a request (demonstrably backed by the majority of residents) calling for a 20 mph speed limit. I a writing now to ask what sort of help you can give us in formalising our 20splentyforus campaign and more specifically help with drafting the wording for our petition to the borough council. Thank you for your help. Viv Burdon
  • Rod King
    commented 2015-12-23 08:29:58 +0000
    Hi Dominic

    We would be pleased to assist in forming a campaign. I will email you separately.
  • Dominic Thomas
    commented 2015-12-23 07:02:10 +0000
    Just moved to a village on the Hampshire/Berkshire border with a 30mph limit. One of the routes into the village has two blind corners immediately followed by a duck pond (no pavement) and single pass humpback bridge and I’m concerned about the wellbeing of children who are often drawn to feed the ducks there.
    What’s the best way to set up a 20isplenty campaign? Parish Council, Police, MP, Council or all of the above?
    There’s a strong community and of it’s a case of getting signatures I’m sure this can be achieved (with the help of the village pub!)
    Appreciate your advice.
  • Colin Glass
    commented 2015-12-16 12:07:21 +0000
    Please keep on trying Andrew … 30 is just not good enough.
    We heard a lot in the news last week that the UK has signed up for the Paris agreement which means the UK HAS to look at ways of reducing CO2 emissions to support our environment. That means local as well as national. A simple, cheap and safe way to do that is to REDUCE car speeds and local traffic given the volumes would make an ENORMOUS difference. Safety, Noise and in particular Lung health all play into the 20 argument. Lets keep lobbying our local residences, councils and MPs to make this happen up and down the country.
  • Andrew Schofield
    commented 2015-12-16 11:24:59 +0000
    We have tried to get a 20mph limit through our small village via the local and county council, using local councillors and MP but all to no avail. Cost and data showing the average speed of vehicles is 32mph. They have missed the point even 30 is too fast. We don’t have pavements and many premises including our village community centres entrance/exit go straight out onto the road. We would like to start our own campaign and would appreciate any help / support.
  • Rod King
    commented 2015-11-25 12:06:50 +0000
    Hi Colin

    Yes, councils will often make such comments to “manage expectations”. Goodness, if we do it for one village then they all will want 20mph limits!!!!

    We believe that its about making the strong case for 20mph limits to create a moral, financial and political imperative to make a change. Once this is fully understood along with the benefits and gains from a 20mph limits then it is realised that 20mph limits return far more than they cost.

    Sometimes it can seem slow progress, but gradually the UK is transitioning from a national 30mph to a situation where a 20mph limit is becoming the norm for urban and village roads. WE would be pleased to assist in your village.

  • Colin Glass
    commented 2015-11-25 07:39:27 +0000
    I would like to see 20mph through our village but the county council say they have NO money to review! We live in a village near Knaresborough, Yorkshire
  • Alison Smart
    commented 2015-11-12 14:53:19 +0000
    I am interested in starting a campaign in Wallingford, Oxfordshire
  • Lisa Blakemore
    commented 2015-10-29 23:03:31 +0000
    I am a local campaigner who has campaigned to save Derbyshire’s school crossing patrols, however our council chose to ignore the majority. I would initially like to start a campaign in the area where I live with hope that DCC will push it out throughout the county. I would love to hear from you on the best way to do this.