Meeting with County Councillor Ann Briggs & County Councillor David Keast

Today I had meeting with Hampshire County Councillor Ann Briggs & Hampshire County Councillor David Keast. David is also a District Councillor for Havant Borough Council.

During our 90 minute meeting we discussed the campaign, the petition, and in response to the many questions from the councillors I outlined the feedback you, the residents have provided over the course of the prior 11 months.

I am pleased to be able to tell you that both Ann and David are on-board and supporting the campaign and the campaign goals. As local residents themselves they understand the problems you face – and were able to echo a number of the concerns that you have raised.

+270 Petition Sign Ups

To date over 270 people have signed the petition, and there were 200 sign-ups during the first 24 hours.

Based on the overwhelming response to the Petition, Ann and David have told me that they acknowledge the high priority that residents give this matter.

48mph Fixed Penalty Notice

Our conversations touched the key points provided in the Petition – as well as covering the recent speed enforcement by Waterlooville Police where five drivers received Fixed Penalty Notices for exceeding the speed limit – one of which was clocked at 48mph.

The Petition Continues!

One of the questions I was asked was, when will the petition end? The petition will end when changes are made to our road to separate pedestrians from traffic and when measures have been put in place to encourage responsible speeds on Tempest Avenue (my wife owns and runs a website development company, therefore we can keep this campaign and the associated website running for as long as it takes).

I honestly, and sincerely hope that changes are made before the next injury or fatality occurs.

Next steps …

So what happens next? Ann and David will be working with Councillor Seán Woodward who is the Executive Member for Economy, Transport & Environment and Committee Member for Transport for South Hampshire. They will then continue the dialogue with Hampshire County Council’s Traffic Management Team.

There are also a number of other activities taking place at a both a national and local level, I hope to be able to bring you more news later this year.

Meanwhile – if you’ve not yet signed the Petition – please do so – it only takes a moment and YOU can make a difference.

If you have any questions – or wish to leave a comment – please do so below!

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