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Our second AGM
was held on Saturday 13 April 2013 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Meols Drive, West Kirby. After the formal part of the election of the Committee and so on, we heard a presentation from Sgt Paul Mountford from Merseyside Roads Policing Department (the Collision Reduction Team). He described his work and in particular the Community Speedwatch scheme. The general discussion centred on 20 mph speed limits, illegal parking e.g. on pavements, and the difficulties faced by those with visual impairment especially street clutter.

Newsletter number 3
Download from here (March 2013).

We're now on Twitter:
Follow us @WirPedestrians (March 2013).

Guide Dogs survey on pavement parking attitudes:
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is campaigning against pavement parking, and recently commissioned a survey of UK drivers to discover their attitudes to parking on pavements. The worst place for drivers admitting to parking on pavements was the north west of England. The survey found that a lot of drivers do not understand the law. See here.

Responses to our pavement parking strategy:
We've received lots of responses. Read them here (January 2013, and updated March 2013).

Newsletter number 2
Download from here (Nov. 2012).

Pavement parking strategy:
We feel that it is time that action was taken and are proposing a 10-point strategy.
Download from here or
Read more here (October 2012).

Our first AGM was held on 2nd June 2012. It was agreed that the campaigning priorites would be (1) for 20 mph speed limits, (2) against illegal pavement parking, and (3) for flexibility for where bins are put out. Read more

Online petition: 20mph speed limits and traffic calming in West Kirby
Sign up, or you could create your own for where you live. See here. Closing date 24 August 2012.

Newsletter number 1
Download from here (May 2012).

Plans for 20mph speed limits released by Wirral Council
Read more here (April 2012)

Constitution and leaflet finalised
We have now finalised our Consitution and a pubicity leaflet. (Feb 2012).

Guide Dogs report on damage to pavements revealed that councils have spent more than 1billion to repair broken pavements between 2006 and 2010 (Nov 2011)
car blocking pavement
Read more here.

New online mapping of road casualties
See here.

New Council / Police policy on illegal parking on pavements
Council officers announced a new policy at the Wirral Pedestrians Forum of 18 September 2011 involving a notice that is to be put on vehicles parked illegally on pavements. Read more here.

Some progress on 20mph speed limits
On 18th July 2011, at the full Wirral Council meeting, councillors voted to press ahead with 20mph speed limits on all non-major residential roads. Read more here.