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We already have 100s of local campaigns through the country.  If you don't have one near you, we'd be delighted to help you set one up.  In this video, our campaign manager, Anna Semlyen, explains how we can help you get a 20mph limit for your streets. 

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  • Veronica Gay
    commented 2020-06-18 13:49:05 +0100
    Long-standing Cross border speeding issue in Saltney Wales/England – officially 30mph but abused on a daily basis, Looking for support to set up deterrents to encourage drivers to reduce speed to respect 30mph or ideally reduce speeds on the roads to 20mph – Any advise or offers of help will be most welcome from either side of the border!!! – Many serious accidents recorded plus even more minor ones due to excessive speeds
  • Terri Gagarin-Rawlings
    followed this page 2019-10-13 18:06:53 +0100
  • Jose Fernando Alvarez Villada
    commented 2018-02-17 00:04:32 +0000
    Ayúdenme a implementar Zona 20 y Zona 30 en el centro y cable de la ciudad, sitios de alto flujo de actores viales, disminuir la velocidad sería fundamental para salvar vidas.
  • Vicki Hackl
    commented 2017-07-23 15:44:36 +0100
    please help me set up a campaign for my village and neighboring areas that have the same issue of speeding.
    We have 4 areas of interest
    Old leake Village,Lincolnshire, has secondary school, co-op and doctors one end, play area and community centre the other end and primary school off a road where children’s safety and pedestrians would benefit.
    Wrangle, Lincolnshire has a primary school
    Leverton, Highgate Nursery
    Woad Park Farm in Boston Lincolnshire, been in local newspaper Target asking for help and support, believe i read council refusing to help as no deaths have occurred
  • Phil Hedges
    commented 2017-06-27 14:00:14 +0100
    Hi I would also like information on settingup a 20mph limit campaign in my area. Please can you send me some info.
  • David Emery
    commented 2017-06-20 11:23:06 +0100
    Hi, I would like some information on setting up a 20mph limit on our road. Thank you.
  • Tim Leavy
    commented 2017-06-19 12:55:13 +0100

    I live in a small village where the parish council has the older, smaller streets still set at 30MPH. I’d like to start a 20’s plenty campaign for the narrower streets of the village.
  • Eva-Maria Hunze
    commented 2017-06-15 21:00:41 +0100
    Hi, I had gotten in touch a while ago about staring a campaign in my local sea in Bedfordshire, but other got in the way. I’d like to try again. Would it be possible to receive some info? Many thanks.
  • Laila Krowiak
    commented 2017-06-05 20:30:07 +0100
    I would like help starting a campaign in my hometown of Richland, WA. The population is around 55k. We are about 200 miles from Seattle, WA. The culture here is not pedestrian friendly. My neighborhood would be supportive. The person in charge of traffic for the city does not think we have enough pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities (340 in 13yrs) to warrant a program. Where do you recommend I start?
  • Scott Butler
    commented 2017-06-04 22:25:34 +0100
    I would like to start a campaign for the village of Honeybourne in Worcestershire. The High Street is very narrow and cars often speed but worse is that the pavements are narrow and children are walking to school and at times vehicles are very close to or mounting the kerb as they overtake parked cars. I would like to say motorists slow down when its school drop off / pick up but they do not. Also the Weston Road by a busy crossroads and school bus stop is another concern. Any help to start a campaign would be much appreciated.
  • C
    commented 2017-05-16 23:45:51 +0100
    Please help me start a campaign in my village
  • Stuart Bannerman
    commented 2017-05-09 22:07:42 +0100
    I would like to set up a campaign to establish a 20mph limit in central Romsey. Ours is a market town with narrow pavements, shared space, and a high proportion of elderly residents. It is a through route from Southampton to Andover and beyond. There has been much talk on Facebook of a lower limit, but no action, and the parish (town) council seems unenthusiastic. I would like to make a serious effort on this campaign, with your help.
  • Jack Parker
    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.
  • Nina Rees-Howe-Davies
    followed this page 2016-11-18 08:10:23 +0000
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-11-13 17:19:52 +0000
    Hi Luke

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

    Best regards

  • Loon Clintz
    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.
  • Rebecca Ladell
    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
  • James Wishart
    commented 2016-10-12 17:37:43 +0100 · Flag

    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
  • Iain Maclennan
    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
  • Andrea Harmony
    commented 2016-09-27 17:52:48 +0100
    Hi I would like more information about starting a campaign here in a Philadelphia neighborhood.
  • John Sanderson
    commented 2016-09-08 16:14:30 +0100
    I’d like to start a campaign – all help and advice appreciated. Thanks.
  • Rod King
    commented 2016-08-20 15:04:59 +0100

    We would be pleased to help and I will email you
  • Rod King
    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.
  • Samantha Adams
    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.
  • Miles Tilling
    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.
  • Rod King
    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..
  • Steve Rowley
    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
  • Andrew Williams B.Sc. Psych.
    commented 2016-07-22 12:27:43 +0100
    We would like it to be called ‘CS20 is Plenty for Us’

  • Rod King
    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.

  • Andrew Williams B.Sc. Psych.
    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