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MP at launch of 20mph scheme campaign
9:00am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A GROUP of residents have come together to call for lower speeds through their village.
Chilbolton Twenty is Plenty campaign was officially launched on Sunday as 50 residents gathered with MP Caroline Nokes.
She said: “I am very happy to support the local campaign for a 20mph speed limit through Chilbolton and firmly believe that residents know where there are issues with speeding traffic.
“The village is very narrow with some tight bends, and clearly there is a good case to reduce the speed limit here.”
David Budd, spokesman for the campaign group, said: “We are seeking to take advantage of the new Department of Transport legislation covering local speed limits that was introduced in January 2013.
“The policy encourages communities who wish to have a local speed limit to get involved and apply to their local councils.
“This is exactly what we plan to do. The new guidance removesmany of the reasons why previous requests were refused while at the same time making it simpler and less expensive to implement a 20mph speed limit.”
He added: “Our beautiful village meets all the principal criteria for a 20mph speed limit.
“This weekend we delivered over 350 leaflets to village residents seeking to enlist their support prior to the parish council meeting on Tuesday, 3 September.
“We have been encouraged by the initial response, which we believe follows the national trend. National opinion polls have found that 80 per cent of the public and 75 per cent of drivers support 20mph as a speed limit on residential streets.
To find out more about the campaign, email email@example.com or call David Budd on 07767 003038.
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