Fwd: 20's Plenty for Newham coordinator wanted - please help
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From: Anna Semlyen <anna.s@...>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:43:20 +0100
Subject: 20's Plenty for Newham coordinator wanted - please help
To: "newham@..." <newham@...>
Hello Arnold Ridout
I am writing to ask if you would be kind enough to put the following
request out to your contact lists please?
I'd be really grateful if you could forward the call out below (or
shorten it if wanted) for local people to come forward to run a 20's
Plenty for Newham area campaign. We will support anyone who wants
20mph limits for their community.
WANTED - 20mph Volunteer Campaign Branch Leader/Committee members for
20's Plenty for Newham
I am writing to interest you in running, or contributing time to, a
campaign on 20mph speed limits without road humps. The 20's Plenty
for Us campaign is the UK leader in this field and we are free to
join. We have 136 Campaign groups across the country and support
anyone who wants 20mph limits for their community.
Newham fits the emerging pattern of places where wide 20mph limits are
being implemented - over 8 million people's authorities have agreed
this life saving policy. It is a London Borough with a Mayor and the
London Assembly are openly in favour of 20mph limits. Plus Islington
are going for 20mph limits for arterial roads areas. These
contributory factors make Newham particularly suited to succeeding at
getting 20mph limits adopted as a residential default speed limit.
20mph limits are recognised as Department for Transport and EU best
practice for residential roads or where there are likely to be
vulnerable road users. NICE also says 20mph is best practice for child
protection. Portsmouth had 22% fewer casualties two years after its
community wide 20mph limit implementation. Slower speeds provide the
basis for active travel, lowering obesity, heart disease and stress.
They save 12% of fuel, reducing pollution and climate change
emissions. Limits smooth traffic and cut congestion. Noise is 40% less
and road maintenance and signage lighting costs fall. Improved
accessibility, helping the vulnerable and community cohesion are
further quality of life gains.
We offer anyone interested in campaigning for wide area 20mph limits
without humps a range of professionally branded campaign services.
These are at http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk/campaigning.htm
Services include things like a free local email forwarding of a
memorable address eg
free local template website with on line petition, mailing the local
press our briefings (optionally with your details for comment which
raises local profile), petitions, leaflets, stickers, posters, loan of
speed guns and more including a free pack of our briefings and some
stickers to start up.
We are not party political as all colours have supported 20mph limits
in the past, though many of our campaign branches are run by
Councillors or politically active citizens.
Do ring or email me with any questions.
If you feel unable to take this voluntary role on yourself, please
would you forward it to people who might be interested and forward
this request to any of your supporters or social media channels?
Anna Semlyen, 20's Plenty for Us Campaign Manager, T: 07572 120439 e:
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