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community asset

34 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Tasnim Shawkat, kayode.adewumi , Max Schmid, Sue McMillan, Ben Coleman, Lisa Homan, Adam Connell, Andrew Jones, Larry Culhane, Wesley Harcourt

MAKE ME WHITE CITY PARK/GREEN OR ? THE CHOICE IS YOURS !

Do you know what your local park in White City is called ? It's called Hammersmith Park​ even though it is no where​ near Hammersmith main streets, shops, flyover or Bridge. WIKIPEDIA actually lists it as Shepherds Bush and as we already have a Green there l think it's perfectly reasonable to have our park called White City. It is after all on the edge of our Estate. It is also set near all the developers boards announcing new homes, hotels, leisure facilities and shops at White City living and White City Place. People come to work here via White City Tube station.  Imperial have named their innovative ground   breaking new campus, at the top of Wood lane, White City. " WHITE CITY PARK "is a 1.4 mile walk from Hammersmith Town Hall on King St . IT TAKES WELL OVER 20 MINUTES TO GET TO HAMMERSMITH ON FAIRLY SWIFT FEET !! We have other aptly named parks and open spaces in the area. Wormholt Park near Wormholt Estate and Wormwood Scrubs by Wormwood Prison/ Old Oak Estate. Ravenscourt Park is considered to be the Boroughs flagship park, yet it bears it's geographic location name. Why has our rich heritage of the White Pavilions from the Great Exhibitions of 1908 to 1910 been overlooked, not to mention the Olympics and Commonwealth games. I have no idea how it came to be named Hammersmith but l believe this is an opportune point in time to have it changed. Other names in the hat are White City Green, Wood Lane or the popular non geographic Television Park ( echoes of its nickname BBC Park) which is in keeping with its later 20 th & 21st Century incarnation as a sister to the newly revamped Television Centre development residences, hotel, and underground media studios. We can ask our council to take a name change proposal seriously, amend the borough maps and website. We can urge our MP Andy Slaughter and ward Councillors Colin Aherne, Max Schmid, and Sue McMillan to assist. I can request Google to verify its new name as a local guide level 8. We can then proudly direct people to their own park, not a satellite of Hammersmith.  To date, 9th July, we have 207 signatures. By my estimation we need at least 500 to get the powers that be to take us more seriously. Every resident living in Batman Close, Wood Lane, along South Africa Road, Loftus Road, Frithville Gardens and on White City Estate is eligible to sign,  students and staff at Imperial College and the White City campus of the Royal college of Art, visitors past and present,... and of course all those who work in the area that regularly use this wonderful green space. Imagine if they did !  It would be a loud declaration of pride in where we live and a powerful claim of honourary ownership of our park. So you see every signature gets us nearer to that great vision and helps create a genuine 21st legacy for our children and grandchildren. We are not a satellite of Hammersmith. We want to play and picnic in a park  that is called WHITE CITY, or a name chosen by a popular democratic vote. I PROMISE YOU A RELAUNCH OF THE PARK WORTHY OF ITS NEW NAME whatever that turns out to be. A non geographic but fitting one has been thrown into the mix.... TELEVISION PARK ! I think Stanhope would love that.    

Suzanne Iwai
214 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Moreton Bay Council, qld government, Stockland , Australian federal government, Wildlife Conservation

Save North Lakes Resort Golf Club from sale to developers

Arguably one of Queensland’s best championship golf courses, it is without doubt one of the most beautiful places to play golf in Brisbane. The challenging 18-hole course, a real credit to its creator – touring professional Graham Marsh – opened in 2002 and has received widespread acclaim over the past decade. The perennially popular golf course features a Marsh masterstroke…Australia’s first TifEagle greens, which ensure the most consistent putting surface. Located just 35 minutes due north of the CBD, the course is open to everyone seven days a week. The stunning course and its contemporary Clubhouse will impress and delight you regardless of whether you’re a member, corporate guest or a casual visitor. Play soon and find out why the best Brisbane golf course keeps getting better and better.   Not only is North Lakes Resort Golf Club one of the most beautiful & best courses in the Brisbane region, it is the focal point of a thriving community that boasts a population of 21,000+ residents (as at the 2011 Census). The course in beautifully manicured and provides luscious green space in an area where there are several smaller green spaces but nothing on the level of the North Lakes Resort Golf Club.   With all the development that has occurred since the course opened for operation 16 years ago, it is also home to dozens of native animal species, with the golf course providing the last opportunity for the species to live in a natural green habitat. Kangaroos, Koalas, Possums, Echidnas & many other species of animals rely on the Golf Course & it's beautiful bushes as their last chance of survival. If the course was to be redeveloped these native animal species will surely end up dead, as they simply have no where else to go in the community.   Thousands of homes around all sides of the Golf course have been have been sold at inflated premium rates, as they have golf course views whether they back on to the course or face the course. Lots of land that is still to be developed has also been sold at a premium do to golf course views. If the course is sold off and developed into a Retirement Village, land & home prices surrounding the golf course and in surrounding areas would plummet.  Lets get a minimum of 10,000 signatures on the online petition & send a clear message to the Moreton Bay Regional Council, State Government & Federal Government that the sale of such a wonderful green space - home to so much wildlife & such a magnificent community hub - is simply not on.  There are a multitude of viable options instead of selling off the land to developers that would see the golf course maintained. We just need to make our voices heard.

Mitch Fenton
3,191 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Melinda Katz, New York City Council, Bill de Blasio, Xinyuan Real Estate, New York City Landmarks, Tony Avella, Toby Ann Stavisky, Peter Koo, Ron Kim, Grace Meng, CB 7

Save The RKO Keith's Theater in Flushing, Queens

Please restore the RKO Theater's original landmark status and restore the physical theater itself. The RKO Keith's Theater in Flushing is one of two atmospheric theaters left in Queens (the other is presently a church and not used as performance space). In February, 1984 it's interior was fully landmarked, but most of the theater lost that status due to an ambiguous decision by the NYC Board of Estimate in July of that same year. Since then it has passed hands from owner to owner and it's currently in a state of ruin; shuttered and cut off from the outside world. Recently it was bought by Xinyuan Real Estate who, while restoring the landmarked portions, will turn the actual theater part into a high rise luxury condo and has no public plan for public access to the landmarked lobby. Other theaters across the country and in New York City have been restored and there is no reason why the RKO has to be left to die. Since the theater has been shuttered there have been attempts to make it into either a museum or performing arts center in Queens, an equivalent to BAM. This may be our last attempt to save a piece of our history. While the Flushing area does have two accomplished spaces, Flushing Town Hall and the Queens Theater, those performance spaces are much smaller, have a fraction of the seating capacity, and are in no way atmospheric in the same degree. We are not asking Xinyaun Real Estate to give up the performance space, but understand that a functional restore theater with the character and beauty of a RKO would attract more people to the area and could be a profitable venture. So please sign this petition to save the RKO Keith's Theater before one of our great buildings is gone forever.

Richard Thornhill
4,168 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Keith Budden

Save Our Temple Inn

                                               The Temple Inn                                               82 Forest Road                                                 Liss Forest                                                 GU33 7BP  The above public house was closed by its owner, Fuller Smith @ Turner Plc, in February, 2017.  This was the only public house in Liss Forest. Without the pub, the community has lost its only place to meet and socialize. Without a meeting place, the community is lost.  Under Section 70 of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) of 2012, local planning authorities are required to guard against the unnecessary loss of valued facilities. We have already lost our post office and shops. We do not want to lose our pub for good.  Our village has a great community spirit, but losing the pub would be severely detrimental to that and it is not something that we can allow to happen.  Whilst we hope that our petition will demonstrate the strength of feeling about The Temple Inn, we would also encourage you to write to the council to explain what our Temple Inn means to you and why we cannot allow it to simply become another one of the twenty pubs a week that closes in the UK. Please address your letters to Keith Budden. His contact detail are below:                                   keith.budden@easthants.gov.uk                                                Cllr Keith Budden                                  East Hampshire District Council                                                   Penns Place                                                   Petersfield                                                   Hampshire                                                     GU31 4EX

Save Our Temple Inn
409 supporters