20’s Plenty Presentation – David Currant
Stretton Climate Care has arranged a meeting to set out the case for establishing a 20mph speed limit throughout the Town. This will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th May 2023 in the Parish Centre, Church Street, Church Stretton.
Our speaker, David Currant of Ludlow 21 and South Shropshire Climate Action is our Speaker. He is leading the county wide campaign for the introduction of 20mph speed limits in residential areas. This would significantly reduce the risk of serious injury or death for pedestrians and cyclists in collision with a car or van. It would also encourage more cycling and walking with environmental and health benefits. It is of relevance in considering Shropshire Council’s draft Local Cycling and Walking Implementation Plan.
David has a background in IT for manufacturing industry and also has experience in adult education and local tourism. Since retirement he has put his energies into supporting local environmental sustainability working with Ludlow 21, Shropshire Environmental Alliance, Green Shropshire Xchange and various county-wide initiatives. More recently he has concentrated on transport issues heading the Ludlow 21 campaign for 20 mph default speed limits in the town and leading on Active Travel for South Shropshire Climate Action.
20’s Plenty Presentation will explore the many benefits of slower speed limits in built-up areas. These include carbon reduction and improved community life as well as the the more obvious ones of health and safety and enabling active travel. We shall look at the current progress towards a national default 20 mph speed limit, how Shropshire fits into the picture and how you as a community can help this to progress.
Everyone welcome. Members and people under 18 free. £5 charge for non-members (Joining fee is £7.50).
Community Workshop – Local Cycling and Walking Implementation Plan (LCWIP)
Stretton Climate Care has arranged a Workshop to help develop its response to the draft LCWIP. This will be held in the Parish Centre, Church Street, Church Stretton at 7.15pm on Monday 5th June 2023.
We recognise that the Plan represents an opportunity to gain funding to improve local facilities for Cycling and Walking which is an essential part of reducing carbon emissions and achieving Net Zero. Some of the proposals have attracted understandable criticism and we would like to develop a positive response to the draft Plan setting out what could/should be done as far as is possible.
The Workshop will be led by our Secretary, Mike Hymas, who, many years ago, had responsibility for highways and transport issues in Shropshire.
Everyone welcome. Members and people under 18 free. £5charge for non-members (joining fee is £7.50).
Shropshire Council draft Local Cycling and Walking Implementation Plan
Active travel officers from Shropshire Council were outside the Co-op on Thursday 11 May between 1.30pm – 5pm to take any questions about their proposals for walking and cycling in and around the Strettons. Shropshire Council are also making online presentations about the LCW Plans at 6.00pm on 18th and 25th May – details still to be announced.