The fight to slash speed limits is gathering pace.

The 20’s Plenty for Worthing campaign has gathered 1,000 supporters, calling for limits on all residential roads in the town.

Councillors have pledged to back the move and have promised to formally consult the public as a step towards introducing the limits.

Campaigners in Worthing claim 80% of people they speak to on doorsteps support 20mph zones.

They are celebrating passing the 1,000 mark in their petition.

The Worthing campaign’s leader, Duncan Kay, said: “We have received many personal emails from members of the public who are very concerned about the way people drive down their streets.

“They have told us how it affects their daily lives. Drivers in Worthing need to realise that the vast majority of residents would like them to slow down on their streets.

“Their speed is the reason parents stop their children playing outside or making independent journeys on foot or by bike.”

West Sussex County Council’s county local committee for Worthing has agreed to provide the limits if they are supported in a public consultation.

Liberal Democrat councillor Bob Smytherman, chairman of the committee, said: “We have made the 20’s Plenty scheme an infrastructure priority for Worthing. I am delighted by the support that residents are giving it.”

Other 20’s Plenty campaigns have been started in Brighton, Lewes, Horsham, Upper Beeding, Midhurst, Fishbourne, Tangmere, Rogate and Chichester.

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