Victoria Pendleton signs 20s Plenty for Wilmslow

The campaign to set a 20mph speed limit was joined today by double Olympic gold medallist and local resident Victoria Pendleton.  Ms Pendleton was signing autographs and posing for photos with fans at the Royles bikes store on Knutsford Road today.  She agreed to add an extra signature to her load: our petition!

For further information and press release

Victoria Pendleton with Florence Collier

Victoria Pendleton in her cycling gear

Proposed World Logistics Hub at Sunbank Lane

 Image

 

Plans are to build the World Logistics Hub at Sunbank Lane, just off of the M56 at the Wilmslow turnoff.  Here are some links to more information about the proposal

http://stopmanchesterairport.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/plans-to-concrete-former-greenbelt-land.html
 
http://www.airportcity.co.uk/master-plan/ 
 
http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf/content/worldlogisticshubplanningapp 
 
http://manchesterclimateaction.wordpress.com/tag/ringway-parish-council-world-logistics-hub/

This land was classified as green belt until June of this year when it’s status was changed.  The plans would involve eviction of residents, the destruction of valuable green space for local people, an increase in travel congestion, carbon emissions and noise pollution from the airports cargo services. 

The area to the south of the Airport is currently home to residential houses and greenfields and also borders onto Cotterill Clough – a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The Airport claim new jobs will be created. However, many of these jobs will not be ‘new’ but simply ‘displaced’ as existing firms re-locate from other areas of Greater Manchester to take advantage of the cheap business rates on offer.  Local residents at Ringway and Hale Barns are opposed to these plans.  They have also objected to proposals to demolish people’s homes at Hasty Lane nearby. 

The deadline for objections is fast approaching so if you are concerned with the development be sure to sign the online petition at http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/save-sunbank-lane-from-manchester-airport-s-expansion-plans

Family Bike Ride – Saturday 21st July

Venue: Transition Wilmslow stall at the Artisan Market
Time: 1.30pm

Transition Wilmslow and Cycle Wilmslow are hosting another bike ride from
the July market and invite you to join.

We again hope to have a Bike Doctor on hand for the day at the Transition Wilmslow stall where cyclists can come and get a complementary bike MOT before setting off for a 9 mile ride led by Cycle Wilmslow. So dust down your bike and come and join us for a leisurely ride.

Registration will commence at 10am at the stall with the bike ride taking place at 1.30pm.

Transport Group Meeting 28th June – 20mph Zone

Rod King from the national campaign “20’s plenty for us” will be talking in Wilmslow on Thursday 28th June at the Friends Meeting House in Bourne Street at 7.30pm. Rod has helped towns from Edinburgh to Plymouth go “20’s plenty” on residential roads, and has recently helped Crewe move towards safer and more pleasant streets. Essentially,

  • 20mph is safer than 30mph
  • You don’t need speed bumps to have 20mph
  • Everyone needs safer streets.

The meeting has been organised by Transition Wilmslow, along with Cycle Wilmslow and Living Streets, as a way of making our residential streets more friendly for all.

Everyone is welcome to the talk and we will be really interested to hear your views.

For more details of the event and the campaign, please see the attached event poster and leaflet.

Contact 20s Plenty at www.wilmslow.20splentyforus.org.uk and wilmslow@20splentyforus.org.uk

Transition Wilmslow Transport Group Meeting 28th June 2012 20s Plenty Poster

Transition Wilmslow Transport Group Meeting 28th June 2012 20s Plenty Leaflet