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This week Bassetlaw MP John Mann welcomed WWF’s new budget report at its launch in Westminster. 

Mann commented: “I was very pleased to speak at the launch of WWF’s important new report which outlines how politicians can make the economy more sustainable.”


“Having worked with the WWF in the past to bring in laws to protect endangered animals I welcomed this opportunity to support their report. I also set out how I think politicians should be shifting powers away from Westminster and towards local communities.”


“On issues such as fracking, building houses and access to green spaces local people should be able to have the ultimate say. They should be given both the power and the resources to make local decisions which will benefit us all in the long run.”

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John Mann MP co-launches WWF report

This week Bassetlaw MP John Mann welcomed WWF’s new budget report at its launch in Westminster. 

The official response to my questions on the speed cameras at Farmers Branch has arrived - please see below for the full answers. It confirms that mobile speed cameras are not being used to reduce accidents. 

1. The Council has not complied with National Guidelines in relation to speed cameras which state that at least 3 people must be killed or seriously injured per kilometre within a 36 month period before a camera can be used on this stretch of road. The Council states that there have been zero accidents in the previous 3 years on Farmers Branch.

The 30mph speed limit on Farmers Branch was not introduced as a casualty reduction scheme. The limit was lowered to provide a consistent speed limit message to the travelling public, delivered as part of a wider scheme on Kilton Hill/Blyth Road. The criteria stated above relates to fixed camera enforcement not mobile camera enforcement.

2. The Council has not been consistent in its approach to putting up information signs to inform drivers that a speed limit has reduced from 40mph to 30mph. They have not erected such signs on Farmers Branch but such signs have been visibly displayed on other roads across the County.

Thank you for your comments which have been noted. It has been agreed that future schemes, (where new 30mph speed limits are implemented), will include temporary signage. As stated in the previous response of 22 December, it is not the policy of the County Council to erect these on every scheme. Please note that the appropriate signing, as stated in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 TSRGD ‘NEW 30MPH SPEED LIMIT IN FORCE’ to inform motorists of the change, is a temporary sign and is used for a six month period after the day in which the new speed limit came into force. The sign must be located as near as is practicable to the point where the original speed limit ended (therefore where the previous speed limit terminals were removed).

3. The Notts Roads Safety Partnership have deployed cameras with the full knowledge therefore that drivers are unaware of the change.
Outcome

This query has been referred to Nottinghamshire Police who will be responding to you directly.

 

Official Response on Farmers Branch

The official response to my questions on the speed cameras at Farmers Branch has arrived - please see below for the full answers. It confirms that mobile speed cameras are...

John Mann MP has joined forces with The Royal British Legion to support their “Insult to Injury” campaign that was launched this week. 

The British Legion and the Bassetlaw MP are calling for all injured veterans to be allowed to keep their compensation when undergoing means tests for social care. 

Mann commented: “Too often injured veterans find that the compensation they have been given is spent on their care costs, whilst compensation that civilians receive is exempted from means tests.”

“The result is that injured veterans find themselves financially disadvantaged for having served their country.”

“Through my work with the British Legion I know that soldiers often become entangled in a bureaucracy that fails them – particularly when they have been injured.”

“I am currently fighting the Government for more compensation for a soldier who was blown up in Afghanistan and found lying amongst six dead Taliban fighters.”

“It is time the Government started treating soldiers and veterans with the respect they deserve.”

Last year John Mann MP climbed a series of mountains in South America with injured soldiers to raise money and awareness for the Royal British Legion's Battle Back rehabilitation centre.

 

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John Mann MP backs British legion “Insult to Injury” campaign

John Mann MP has joined forces with The Royal British Legion to support their “Insult to Injury” campaign that was launched this week. 


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