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Worcestershire 20 is plenty campaign

Dear Parish Councillor or Clerk

20mph is safer, popular and people and climate friendly – 20mph on the Agenda for a Vote Please

Please propose a vote of support for normalising 20mph on your parish agenda – where people live, shop, work, learn and play.  This does not involve paying for it yourself – the County council or government grants can fund it.  This proposal would reduce casualties by 69 per year - and pay for itself in 6 months. The authorities of 28 million people in the UK have already agreed this policy.

Following the change of cabinet member for transport at Worcester County Council (WCC) to Cllr Mike Rouse, and in light of WCC’s upcoming review on speed policy, a 20mph motion from many parish councils matters. It demonstrates the grass roots popularity that the majority of people feel (70+% in surveys) for 20 mph limits where they live.  

20’s Plenty for Worcestershire held a 20mph presentation on 17th May where many parish councils were represented along with CALC. There is a video below

There is a shorter 7 min version that is generic at Getting your parish or town council to support 20mph - 20's Plenty for Us (20splenty.org) along with downloadable guides for councillors

 

Topic: 20's Plenty for Worcestershire Preregister to Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83863305495?pwd=hYu97h-UkinatFesvfc3IGVldMV12b.1

Meeting ID: 838 6330 5495

Passcode: 20mph

Cllr Mike Rouse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can make 20mph a reality in your place, by updating the out of date speed policy.

Once you have passed a motion, please tell him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and respond to 20’s Plenty for Worcestershire too at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can add you to our parishes list and tell the media.

Please add a vote on 20mph to your Parish agenda asap:

Motion

[Your Parish or Town council name]:

  • Supports the 20’s Plenty for Worcestershire campaign;
  • Calls on Worcestershire County Council to implement 20mph in [your place]; and

Will write to Worcestershire County Council to request 20mph speed limits on streets throughout Worcestershire where people live, work, shop, play or learn, with 30mph as the exception on those roads, where full consideration of the needs of vulnerable road users allows a higher limit

There is a lot of info at20's Plenty for Us (20splenty.org) which you can search with the search function. I  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Anna Semlyen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07572120439 would be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

Do join 20’s Plenty for free and get a free starting a campaign pack with stickers for use in your village/s. Stickers and Campaign Materials - 20's Plenty for Us (20splenty.org)

I look forward to hearing from you,

Kind regards,

Martin Ball

Tel.07939535512

20’s Plenty for Worcestershire. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

20's Plenty for Us (20splenty.org) Follow us on Twitter @20splentyforus

Join our 20's Plenty (mph) - Love 30 (kmh) Campaigners facebook page at 20's Plenty (mph) - Love 30 (kmh) Campaigners | Facebook

 

We support UN and its call for default 20mph and 30km/h urban and village limits.

Please ask your MP to support also at Email your MP to support UN Global Road Safety Week - 20's Plenty for Us (20splenty.org)

New County Wide Code of Conduct

The District and County Councils have either agreed or are very close to agreeing a new Code of Conduct. This is the Local Government Associations Model Code of Conduct, which is also endorsed by NALC (National Association of Local Councils).
We recommend that all Town and Parish Councils in the County adopt the new Code of Conduct.

Download 20code

Smaller Councils

At its recent meeting, the Smaller Councils Committee agreed that it’s chair, Cllr Graham Ford, would write to smaller councils to ask what issues of relevance to them they would like the committee to address and the services they would like NALC to provide.

Accordingly, please find attached a letter from the chair which we would be grateful if you could share with all smaller councils in your area. Please ask for responses to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 April 2022.

Smaller_Councils_Committee_letter_to_smaller_councils.pdf

2021/22 Pay Scales

Pay scales have now finally been agreed for the sector for the period 2021/22

You can download below

E01-22_Pay_Agreement_2021_2022.pdf

Civility and Respect Project

The Civility and Respect Project first newsletter is available now.

CR Newsletter Nov21

CALC agree subscription discount

The CALC AGM on Tuesday the 16th November heard that it had been agreed to not increase the Worcestershire CALC element of Councils subscriptions. In addition Councils will receive discounts which can be combined together.

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