Last month Poundbury’s 20’s Plenty campaign co-ordinator Graham Vangoe received the news that the long awaited speed survey near Damers First School had been approved and funded. The speed survey has now been scheduled for a week in September – when the school reopens for the Autumn term. Graham commented: ‘This seems quite sensible as it ensures the speed is monitored at a time of high traffic volume and higher risk.’
Graham met with Rob Hattersley, the Interim Chair of Poundbury Residents Association (PRA) to discuss the 20MPH proposal, adding: “I thought his ideas for the future of the PRA were a breath of fresh air – he is very supportive of our aims regarding the 20MPH proposal and wants the PRA to be involved. Thanks Rob.”
Poundbury’s campaign is now supported by the national campaign group ‘20s Plenty for Us’. Poundbury is listed on the campaign page and now has its own campaign email address – Poundbury@20splentyforus.org.uk . They ask readers to drop them an email with any questions about our proposal or suggestions on the way forward.
Due to nearly thirty speed limit proposals across different parts of Dorset there is now have a coordinator working at a County level called Dilys Gartside. If you are interested in starting a campaign for 20MPH anywhere else in Dorchester or Dorset then let the team know.
Cllr Richard Biggs reports that he has received 3 objections to our proposal. Graham commented: ‘I think this is to be expected and welcomed – we do live in a democracy and it is quite healthy to air different views on important issues such as Road Safety.’
For further background on the rationale behind a 20mph limit, see this earlier news article.