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20's Plenty for Kent...y

 

The demand for 20mph limits across Kent has reached such a

demand that a countywide campaign has been established,

20's Plenty for Kent, which was launched at the recent 20's

Plenty for Us National Conference.

 

There are now 18 local campaign groups in Kent, double the number of a year ago. It can only be

a matter of time before Kent County Council (KCC) removes any opposition and works with

residents to implement the scheme countywide.

 

Swale Borough Council recently voted to set up a working group to investigate implementing 20mph in Faversham and throughout the Borough.  Faversham now joins Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone that have set up similar working groups.  

 

Bearsted now has 20mph across a wide area.  This success was achieved by a mum campaigning after a 4x4 narrowly missed hitting her child.  The scheme was funded by Paul Carter, leader of KCC.  Thanks to them both.

 

There are new residents' campaign groups in Otford, Langton Green, Westgate-on-Sea and Tonbridge & Malling.  20's Plenty for Kent hopes Tenterden, Selling, Sevenoaks and Sissinghurst can soon be added to the list.

 

A number of 20’s Plenty residents' campaign groups in Kent recently met in Ashford and agreed an approach for the county:

  • Form as many local campaigns as possible throughout Kent to ensure that KCC sees activity all over the county.

  • Each campaign should aim to get their local council to pass a motion to investigate 20 mph for their area.

  • Challenge KCC to change its 20 mph policy.  The biggest barrier to getting 20mph is KCC’s reluctance.

 

Visit the 20's Plenty for Kent website to find out more about your local campaign group or learn how to set up your own.  20's Plenty for Kent is especially keen to hear from any of Kent’s major towns that are not already represented such as Dover, Folkestone, Dartford, Gravesend & Whitstable?

 

Let’s get KCC to change in 2016 and allow its 1.5m residents to have the same benefits of 20mph as 15m other residents in the UK.

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