20's Plenty for Wilmslow

Your Cheshire PCC Candidates

We asked the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidates to give a statement on each of the following points:

- Will you support and do everything in your power to enforce a 20 mph default speed limit in Wilmslow, should the Council decide on this course of action?
- Will you make safety for all road users a priority for the Police Authorities should you be elected as Police Commissioner?
- In view of the above, would you make the Living Streets PCC pledge?
- Would you be happy for us to post your response on our websites, Transition Wilmslow/Transport and 20splentyforwilmslow?

Here are their responses:

Ainsley Arnold
"The recent Liberal Democrat conference approved a national policy in favour of 20mph limits. As you may be aware, it is possible to introduce 20 mph speed limits over a large number of streets in a community.These lower speed limits offer a significantly higher impact survival rate for pedestrians.
I understand that a number of areas in Cheshire already have these lower speed limits introduced, and others are seeking to introduce them. It is essential that the communities where these lower speed zones are proposed are fully supportive of the scheme and can work with the police in promoting driver awareness of the lower speed limit.
If elected as Police and Crime Commissioner, I would work with all communities to ensure that policing in their area is making a difference not only in reducing crime statistics but also reducing road traffic accidents."

Louise Bours
"I have taken the P.C.C pledge and signed your petition. I absolutely support the 20's plenty campaign, being a Mum of two small girls, I would love to see 20mph limits outside school and in all residential areas.
Can I wish you the best of luck with your campaign, if I am elected, you would certainly have my full support."

John Stockton
"I am happy to answer as follows:
I am a big fan of twentysplenty approach - it saves lives and reduces serious injuries."

Sarah Flannery
Sarah has made the Living Streets pledge.

John Dwyer
"If the Local Authority has decided that it is important to install 20mph limits in a particular area then I would be very pleased to support it. The only issue I would have is in relation to the enforcement of these limits and I would be urging the LA to install time and distance cameras as they are, in my opinion, the most effective enforcement and, of course, they are there 24/7.
I have included road safety in my manifesto as a pledge so I have no difficulty agreeing to this."

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