We are delighted that 69.4% of people said NO to 20mph & the Worthing CLC voted unanimously to reject the 20mph proposal in Worthing
The consultation report goes into some considerable detail about the voting and the comments received, and it is certainly worth a read.
We were always confident that the good sense of the people of Worthing would assert itself, if given the chance, and this has indeed happened.
We congratulate the Worthing CLC and their officers on this consultation which gave the people that chance because it was undertaken without any preconceived ideas. We think that the very large number of votes was because people, for once, believed that there was no “done deal” already agreed behind the scenes. Therefore a vote would mean something. It did; and the CLC took full account of the results when making their final decision.
We hope that THE TIDE HAS TURNED; people have had enough of this nonsense. Given the chance the public reject such schemes, which are so often rammed through council meetings as a result of the activities of a noisy minority.
We encourage others, elsewhere in this country, to resist; and hope that other 20’s pointless groups will form opposing blanket 20mph schemes. We are very happy to offer advice to any group with this objective, and we will leave this website and our facebook and twitter pages live, as a useful resource to anyone interested in separating the fact from the fantasy of 20mph.
Perhaps the most important single thing to remember about such schemes is that, without expensive and extensive traffic “calming” features, they rely on the support of the local people to have any effect. They require what those using politically correct jargon call ‘community ownership’.
To all of those who voted ‘no’ and were aware of our campaign; many thanks for your support.
Our campaign is now over, but if you want to contact us about anything including advice on setting up your own 20mph opposition group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will leave this website and our Facebook and Twitter pages live. We are happy for anything we have produced to be used by other 20mph opposers but please bear in mind that we will not be updating this website (created 2013/14) so some things will go out of date in time.
I would like to refer you to the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) at http://www.abd.org.uk/ who run a national campaign against 20mph as well as many other things including road pricing, pollution, speed humps, road taxation and so forth. Please join the ABD and lend them your support. They also have a lot of useful information on their website.
Also visit the Fair Deal for the Motorist website at http://www.fairdealforthemotorist.org.uk/fdmaction.htm
THANK YOU AND GOODBYE!!