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20’s Plenty in Hall Green

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Sam Burden calls for 20 mph sped limits on Hall Green’s residential roads.

Please support my campaign for 20’s Plenty in Hall Green by signing my petition at

https://www.change.org/p/birmingham-city-council-introduce-20-mph-speed-limits-on-hall-green-s-residential-roads

Across the UK nearly 13 million people have adopted the 20’s Plenty policy to introduce 20 mph speed limits.  The aim of the policy is to slow traffic down on residential streets and it has already been implemented in a number of cities across the country. After Portsmouth introduced the change in 2009 it reported a 7% drop in average speeds across the city.

We get more complaints about speeding and anti-social driving than anything else.

20’s Plenty is being piloted in a number of areas across the city and I would like to see Hall Green added to that list at the next available opportunity.

The reduced speed limit would apply to residential areas excluding A and B designated roads and major bus routes. Roads in Hall Green would be subject to a consultation first so you could have your say before implementation

20’s Plenty

– would not apply to major traffic routes such as the Stratford Road or Highfield Road

– would apply to quieter residential roads

– can be applied outside schools at set times

is proven to reduce traffic speeds in an area

For more details on the experience see the website http://www.20splentyforus.co.uk

Sam Burden proposes cap on lap dancing clubs – October

A proposal put forward by Sam Burden for a cap to be on the number of Lap Dancing Clubs (Sexual Entertainment Venues) within Birmingham centre was backed unanimously by the Licensing Committee on 15 October.

The cap limits the number of venues to the current number of 8 and makes clear that the City opposes further proliferation of such establishments.

Sam Burden said “There are too many of these venues already present in Birmingham. I am pleased by the support of the Committee and their agreement that the number should be capped. I hope that over time we will see the number of these estab- lishments reduce”.

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