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Petition to Dr Matthew Patrick

Love Cinema? Save The Cinema Museum

The old Lambeth Workhouse where Charlie Chaplin spent some of his childhood has been home to The Cinema Museum for 19 years. Despite numerous attempts to buy the building over the years and promises in writing from SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) that they would sell it to the Museum for a fair and independent price, they are now planning to sell at speed to the highest bidder, telling them The Cinema Museum’s lease expires in March 2018, implying that we can be easily evicted. The Museum has never asked SLaM for charity – its prepared to pay a fair price to secure its home and its future so why does SLaM keep refusing to do that? The Cinema Museum is willing to work with potential developers to find a solution that provides affordable housing without destroying cinema heritage, our Museum and our important community-wellbeing work. What SLaM may be forgetting is that the Museum is entirely run by volunteers at no cost to the public purse and it has a committed following – proven when the Museum recently won the Time Out Love London award. We call on Dr Matthew Patrick and the board of SLaM, to keep their promise, be fair to the Museum who have provided vital community services (as well as housing the countries most significant collection of cinema memorabilia) and agree to work with us to find a solution that guarantees not just their sale profits, but also our sustainable future.  

Liz Waldy
3,660 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Councillor Roy Perry

Save Dial-a-Ride and Community Transport

To Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council, We, the undersigned ask you to reconsider the proposal to end funding of community transport as thousands of older and disabled people rely on Dial-A-Ride and community busses to be part of their local community. Using community transport keeps older and disabled people active and less likely to need further Adult Services support. Please keep this service open. One Community is shocked by Hampshire County Council’s Proposal to end funding for Community Transport and Dial-A-Ride across the county, which appears to run counter to their commitment to ending social isolation among vulnerable residents. Our Community Transport and Dial-A-Ride passengers depend on these services to remain active in their local community. Without them they will remain at home, unable to shop independently, visit friends and family or get to lunch clubs, social groups and day centres. Transport is always chief among the issues raised by older people responding to the Council’s own Older People’s Health & Wellbeing surveys, and with the growing number of older people living longer with disabilities and health conditions, the need for these services has never been greater. Community transport services provide a lifeline to vulnerable people, and keeping active and engaged is essential to their well-being. The proposal is set to go to cabinet on 16 October and then full council for a formal decision at the beginning of November. One Community will challenge this proposal, because we care passionately about our passengers.  Please sign our petition to help us save community transport in Eastleigh. Read more about the proposed cuts here. You can also sign in person at:One Community, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh SO50 9ALEastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LFEastleigh Shopmobility, Unit 2, Swan Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh SO50 9SG

One Community
3,622 supporters