To: West Sussex County Council

Stop the Velo South Cycle Event - 23rd September in West Sussex

Stop the Velo South Cycle Event - 23rd September in West Sussex

Please do not allow the Velo South Cycle Event to go ahead by cancelling the approval for road closures.

Why is this important?

The event will hold hostage thousands of residents in their own homes around the 100 mile route for up to 8 hours, cost local businesses real money, risk the livelihood of farmers and welfare of farm animals, all for the commercial gain of Velo South.
West Sussex County Councillors were not able to democratically vote on this and neither were Chichester District Council nor the Parish Councils.

West Sussex

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Reasons for signing

  • How can it be fair imprison people in their own homes for 8 hours on a weekend! Have the event during the night to minimise disruption to peoples lives for goodness sake.
  • We will be stuck in our home for the duration as there is no route out in any direction. In mid July we have received no notification of any sort. Information has entirely been by word of mouth from other people in the area.
  • No public consultation with residents or communities. So residents were denied the Right to Air Their Views. 9-10 hour road closures far too long and will cause serious inconvenience to local residents who will be Denis Freedom of Movement and access to local amenities. THis event is for profit not charity. 15,000 cyclists having a "jolly" all the expense of serious inconvenience to local residents.


2018-07-05 08:00:39 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-07-02 21:00:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-07-02 18:57:21 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-07-02 18:05:23 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-07-02 17:45:21 +0100

10 signatures reached