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Festival of Slow celebrates 20’s Plenty

Former Chichester mayor Cllr Michael Woolley enjoys a  dance with street party organiser Sarah Sharp. PPP-140629-091638006

Former Chichester mayor Cllr Michael Woolley enjoys a dance with street party organiser Sarah Sharp. PPP-140629-091638006

A CELEBRATION of safer city streets saw residents gather to mark a year of 20’s Plenty.

It was July 1 last year that a long-running campaign finally bore fruit as the new 20mph speed limit became legally enforceable in Chichester’s residential streets.

On Saturday afternoon, people gathered in Whyke Lane, which was closed off to traffic, to make 
the most of the occasion.

Dubbed the Festival of Slow, the event was organised by Sarah Sharp, who masterminded the 20’s Plenty speed campaign.

She said the ‘key message’ of the day was that Chichester’s street were very important public places where people could meet and interact.

People earlier gathered at the Market Cross for a community cycle ride to the festival.

One year on, the campaigners are still working to encourage drivers to stick to the new speed limit.

This week has seen community speedwatch and several other events are in the pipeline.

For more details email sarah.ccc@virgin.net, or telephone Sarah on 07789 843556.

 

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