Village of Haddenham

Queen's Honour for King

Home » News » Queen's Honour for King
Rod King MBE

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 haddenham20@gmail.com.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Monkey Clothes for Women 03
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 21 Oct 10:00am

Did you see the recent Stacey Dooley documentary on BBC TV which highlighted the massive consumption of water that the production of cotton requires? It was truly shocking. You can catch a glimpse of the problem here.Such environmental concerns come on the back of recent public disquiet over the use of child labour...

Allotments 03a
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 21 Oct 9:45am

Now is the perfect opportunity to take an allotment with time to prepare the ground for next season. Plots are very reasonably priced with a year's rent at £18 for unit.11(5 pole) and there are currently plots available. If anyone is interested, please contact me on 01844 292544 or at haddenhamallotments@hotmail.comAlison WattAllotment...

Peter Shepherd_Organist 02
Mike Butterworth: Sun 21 Oct 9:30am

There are some things we can take for granted at Aperitif Recitals and they are that the wine, soft drinks and canap├ęs will be excellent but especially so will be the music. Peter Shepherd, the twenty three year old organist of the Collegiate Church of St Bride Glasgow, lived up to expectations during his recital at St Mary's Church on 18th October when he performed an attractive mixture...