Sign the petition to support lowering the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph on Hawthorn and the tributary roads.


Hawthorn, Shinfield.
Hawthorn, Shinfield.
"I have seen for myself how fast people drive here. We need a 20mph limit here to help families feel safe." Shinfield councillor, Andrew Gray.
Shinfield councillor, Andrew Gray.

Traffic Speeds

Last year, your Shinfield Labour team canvassed this area. Over the course of many warm conversations with  residents it was made clear to us that many, many people thought the current speed limit—30mph—on Hawthorn and the tributary roads was too high.

A numbers of  concerns were raised about why 30mph was too high but almost everyone we spoke to raised it as an issue.

Speed limits are set by Wokingham Borough Council (WBC). Your local Shinfield Labour team has made a formal application to Wokingham Borough for the speed limit to be reduced to 20mph. A reduced speed limit will make the area safer and more pleasant for all who lives here.

The application will now undergo a formal technical review by Council officers. Even if successful, this can be a lengthy (several years) process—but the process has started.

It is important to demonstrate local support for the change in speed limit.


"We knock on doors to see if there are any local issues we can help with. Speeding is clearly an issue here." Shinfield campaigner Sarah Bell
Shinfield campaigner Sarah Bell

Petition technical information

WBC rules state that any adult living in the Borough OR child studying in the Borough can sign the petition.

The rules also state that for online petitions an email address must be provided (instead of a signature) as well as the address for adults or the school for children.

We have hosted the petition on this website as this is easy for you to use and allows us to comply with WBC requirements. Your data will not be used by the Labour Party for any other purpose.

As much support as possible

We would like to show  there is as much support as possible from local residents. It would be great if it least one person from every household were to sign—but the more the better!

If you have any questions, please contact Shinfield councillor Andrew Gray or Shinfield campaigner Sarah Bell.

Petition - Wokingham Borough Council: Please change the speed limit on Hawthorn, Shinfield, and tributary roads, to 20mph.

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