Plea for New Forest councillors to join blackspot camera campaign
PETITIONS THAT WORK v PETITIONS THAT DON’T
People sometimes ask me if petitions make any difference. The answer is “It depends”.
Petitions fall broadly into two categories, those that are meaningful and have agood chance of succeeding and those that don’t.
I, along with hundreds of other local people, recently signed a petition against plans to put an automatic barrier on Eling Toll bridge. I think it is very likely to succeed. It is a strong expression of what most people think and all the Town Council Conservatives have to do is quickly drop the plan.
Contrast that petition with this one. It is out and out electioneering. There is zero chance of cameras being installed anytime soon in the… More
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