By Haddenham20 Team - 18th June 2013 8:00am
The campaign for a 20mph speed limit in Haddenham is gathering pace. It has just received a boost with the award in the Queen's Birthday honours of an MBE for Rod King, the founder of the national campaign '20's Plenty for Us'. Rod has provided us with a lot of advice and information and helped set up the Haddenham campaign website.
But the significance of Rod's award, which was 'for services to road safety', is that it shows beyond doubt that central government is now fully in favour of 20mph in streets where people live. Dare we say that the Queen has joined the campaign?!
Here's a sobering fact: In the same distance that a vehicle travelling at 20mph takes to stop, a vehicle travelling at 30mph is still doing 24mph!
A 20mph village would give us safe and friendly streets, less exhaust and noise pollution, more people would walk or cycle, it would be great for children and their parents, and relations between drivers and other users of the street would be transformed. All this for a few extra seconds driving time.
A completely new deal for residents. Not all at once, perhaps: but after a time people get used to it, most people like it and wonder why it took so long.
People who have signed the petition now represent 230 separate Haddenham households. We need quite a few more before we can ask Bucks County Council to launch the 20mph process, which involves formal consultation with all interested parties. So if you would like a 20mph speed limit in Haddenham, please go to our website and sign the petition online.
The national campaign has a very informative website here
Alternatively, if you would like more information or would like to comment, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Village residents Charlie Evans and Julie Hill have recently been given a long service award in recognition for 20 years as foster careers.Julie's family, her children Nicola and Gareth and I (Helen), would like to tell them how incredibly proud we are of them and how we enjoy being a very small part of this wonderful career.We estimate that they have had in the region of 60-70 babies...
As most residents of village will know, the Haddenham Mummers bring a unique form of entertainment to local village events and pubs during the run-up to Christmas. Their folktale performances can't help but bring a smile to the faces of everyone witnessing the distinctive and quirky form of theatre — if only in disbelief!Most importantly the Haddenham Mummers achieve remarkable levels of...
Kia's dog walking fundraiser for Restless DevelopmentDo you have a four-legged friend? Don't fancy walking them in the cold, gloomy Winter mornings? Are you passionate about giving back? Then look no further...What is 'Restless Development'?Restless Development is a youth-led charity that works in Africa, Asia, UK and USA supporting and educating young people in areas...