Droxford Village Community
Communities Against Noise & Speed (CANS) - Open Meeting Saturday, 8th February 2020
Attached is an update on activities of the CANS Steering Group since February 2019. A further meeting with the RPU and HCC is planned for this month.
There will be an OPEN MEETING for all residents of the A32/A272 on Saturday 8th February, 10.30 am at Meonstoke Village Hall. Please attend this meeting if you can. We need voice and presence to show to the authorities how much we are all affected by the noise and speed of motorbikes along our rural roads and through our villages. Check out the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176921419579192 or the website: www.canshampshire.co.uk
CANS was formed following a public meeting at West Meon in November 2017. The aim is to promote, lobby and campaign for safer and quieter roads in the Meon Valley, along the A32 & A272 and the surrounding countryside. While this applies to all vehicles, a particular emphasis is on the irresponsible and reckless driving of some of the recreational motor bikers who use these rural highways to speed and intimidate other road users.
In this area over the past 5 years, 50% of all accidents with killed or seriously injured casualties, involved a motorbike. The average for Hampshire generally in 2016 was 29%.
We need as many members as possible to obtain a strong mandate to speak up on your behalf.
- Parish Council support to lobby Hampshire County Council and the Authorities for lower speed limits of rural A, B and C roads
- Pressure Police and the Police & Crimes Commissioner to enforce the law, to catch those speeding, driving recklessly
- To lobby for average speed cameras along the longer stretches of A road
- Publicise the campaign widely and encourage and galvanise the population of villages and rural areas to lobby all levels of local and national government