20's Plenty, Sustrans and Transition Town Worthing send open letter to Worthing CLC demanding Montague Street decision is deferred

20’s Plenty for Worthing, Sustrans and Transition Town Worthing have written an open letter to the CLC demanding deferral of a decision on a recommendation which would mean funds for road safety schemes such as traffic calming and 20 mph limits for residential streets would be used to pay for the re-paving of Montague Street shopping precinct.

They believe use of these funds in such a way may be contrary to West Sussex County Council’s own policies. They have also discovered that alternative funding sources for a town centre regeneration scheme, such as the ‘Growing Places’ fund available through the Local Enterprise Partnership, have not been explored.

You can read a copy of the open letter and the detailed reasoning behind this demand here.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?:

1. JOIN THE PROTEST ahead of the CLC meeting on Wed 4 September – meet at 6.30pm at Heene Road Community Centre, Worthing, BN11 4PL.
(PLEASE email 20splentyforworthing@gmail.com to let us know you are attending)

2. Attend the CLC meeting itself (it starts at 7pm) and ask questions and make your views known.

3. Email ALL the CLC members to let them know your views (cc’d to 20splentyforworthing@gmail.com). Just copy and past the names and email addresses below into the ‘To’ field of a new email:

bob.smytherman@westsussex.gov.uk
bryan.turner@westsussex.gov.uk
john.rogers@westsussex.gov.uk
michael.cloake@westsussex.gov.uk
paul.high@westsussex.gov.uk
robin.rogers@westsussex.gov.uk
roger.oakley@westsussex.gov.uk
steve.waight@westsussex.gov.uk
trixie.hall@westsussex.gov.uk

From speaking to people on the street and knocking on people’s doors, we find 70-80% of people support 20 mph limits, but Councillors are not listening to them!