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Petition to London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Lord True

Accept the Twickenham Alive proposal to reinstate a Lido on Twickenham Riverside

During consultations with local stakeholders it has become clear that there is a wish to bring back a Lido on Twickenham Riverside. Twickenham Alive has identified a successful "courtyard" style lido with health spa in Bristol which would fit into the site available. The success and popularity of the Lido in Bristol has given the Bristol Lido the confidence to invest in a second Lido in Reading. The Bristol Lido concept is a proven financial success which would ensure the long term future and sustainability of the facility. More importantly though, it provides the local people with an everyday escape from modern life, an accessible urban retreat. The Richmond Card would be welcome at the lido and spa, offering discounts and special offers to residents. Should the Twickenham Alive proposal be accepted by Richmond Council, the guys from Bristol Lido would be happy to come to Twickenham and build a lido on Twickenham Riverside providing the funding and organising the build; supporting the Twickenham Lido on a financial and operational level. A video of Bristol Lido, with health spa and restaurant/cafe, can be seen here Bristol Lido Video We have the finance, the expertise and support, and only need around a quarter of the site available, so we ask Richmond Council to accept the proposal to reinstate Twickenham Lido on Twickenham Riverside which would go forward at no cost to the taxpayer or the Council and provide a leisure and sport facility for the people of Twickenham and surrounding areas. Such a facility on Twickenham Riverside would act as a Magnet and contribute to the rejuvenation of the town as well as providing a sport and leisure facility for local people. We also propose to reinstate boathouses on the site which were lost during the Second World War which could be used by local river based sports clubs such as the Stand Up Paddleboarding club and the proposed Eel Pie Museum. Twickenham Riverside used to be a vibrant area for the local community with its lido and boathouses. Please support our petition and help us persuade the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to reinstate Twickenham's Lido.

Twickenham Lido
3,690 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Portsmouth City Council, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership

Give residents a better choice of flood defence proposals for Southsea seafront

UPDATE FOR ALL SIGNATORIES LIVING IN POSTCODES PO1 TO PO6: please forward your full address to defendsouthseaseafront@gmail.com; this is required by the City Council in order to present a valid petition as per the requirements detailed here: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/the-council/transparency/petitions-and-e-petitions Southsea needs new sea defences to protect us from storms and rising sea levels - without a doubt!  We've all seen what they can do to the seafront.Portsmouth City Council's current proposals are to create a stepped concrete rampart, up to 3.8m high, mostly replacing the beach, from the Hot Walls to Eastney.They have now confirmed that all future public 'consultation' will only offer us one choice: their 'strategic approach' - which does not take account of the damage losing the beach will do to local businesses and local residents' and tourists' enjoyment of the seafront.The government will fund new sea defences, but they recommend that different approaches are developed, fully considered and consulted on before funding is paid out.   There is an alternative soft engineering design for Southsea based on extensive research, and on experience from Holland, which you can see on the website HERE. This 'soft' approach has many advantages. Instead of just the concrete wall or ramp, there would be three lines of defence: the beach, mounding and a dyke, with car parking and other amenities constructed underneath the mound - which need not be made of sand.  We will have new sea views, and current parking areas can be greened over.This design has not been considered by the city council. Yet it has real advantages - as we have the space on Southsea Common to consider other options - thanks to the Ministry of Defence stopping houses being built right up to the shoreline. We believe the current hard engineering solution, using concrete to create flood defences like the hard steps to the seafront at Cleveleys in Blackpool, will do serious damage to the future prosperity of Portsmouth and Southsea.  As an island city Portsmouth's sea defences could lead the country in excellence of design and function. For comparability, we ask Portsmouth City Council to give equal weight to soft engineered solutions for our sea defences, so that at the 'Consultation' stage we have genuine alternatives to consider. Please sign the petition.  

Portsmouth Resident
3,743 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Lisa Nandy MP, Yvonne Fovargue MP

Initiate a referendum in Borough of Wigan and its townships on our continued membership of Greater Manchester/GMCA and strengthen our links to Lancashire.

Wigan’s links with the County of Lancashire are historic. This applies to all towns administered by the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, namely - Ince, Ashton, Golborne, Leigh, Standish, Orrell, Tyldesley, Atherton and Hindley. Since the formation of Greater Manchester in 1974 to this date our links to Lancashire are becoming weakened some would say broken by our continued association with Greater Manchester. Wigan, Leigh, Ashton, Ince, Standish, Golborne, Atherton, Tyldesley, Orrell and Hindley are not in or do not form a part of Manchester. They all form part of the historic County of Lancashire. The people of ALL towns in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan have never been consulted as to whether they want their links to Lancashire weakened/broken at the same time our ties to Greater Manchester strengthened to such an extent Wigan/Borough of Wigan will have imposed on it a Greater Manchester Mayor. This Mayor will become known as the Mayor of Manchester. We want Wigan Council and our elected politicians to respect tradition, our heritage and strengthen our links to Lancashire. Therefore we ask Wigan Council to :- Conduct an immediate referendum on Wigan’s/Borough of Wigan’s and its townships continued membership of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (in or out). Review Wigan’s/Borough of Wigan’s and its townships links to the County of Lancashire. To produce reports to Councillor’s and MP’s outlining all ways these links to Lancashire can be strengthened and to liaise with residents, local groups and the Association of British Counties to ensure tradition and heritage are respected and correctly promoted.  

Michael Moulding
551 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Mark Carne, Medway Council

Clean up Luton Arches ! #lutonarches

We are Arches Local a Big Local group in the Chatham Medway area. One of our focal points is the Luton Arches, which local residents derived our name from. Though acting as a major gateway #lutonarches has become very rundown and a major eye sore. Looking at the broken window theory this has lead to it being a breeding ground for drug dealing, street drinking, littering, and various other antisocial behaviors. We would like to see the regeneration of the whole and surrounding area of the Luton Arches, and hope to act as catalyst for it. We have become majorly concerned at the associated health risks posed by the large number pigeons alive and dead nesting in the netting designed to keep them out under one of the arches. We are also concerned not only for our own communities welfare, but that of the pigeons who often become trapped in the netting leading to injury or death. The pigeons feces and disintegrated dead carcasses constantly drop down on the pedestrian walk way below.  When these droppings dry, there is a risk it can become powdered and possibly float up into the air as dust, kicked up by passing feet. We are not doctors or scientists but we are worried If you inhale the pigeon dropping dust, you are possibly at risk of exposure to; Cryptococcal Meningitis, Salmonella and Listeria, Viral Encephalitis, E. Coli, among many others.  We have contacted Network Rail about this issue and others, and we would hope they are already aware of the pigeon problem as they periodically turn up to do work like replacing the guttering recently, but never address any of the interconnected problems sufficiently. They have as yet not replied to any of our concerns even though we feel the associated health risks posed warrant an immediate response, though we appreciate they are a very large organisation.  It can be hard to be heard sometimes over the bureaucracy, form filling, and bounced around departments. So this petition is to demonstrate that the people who live within Arches Local area and the wider community do care about where we live even if the current environment does not reflect this. We hope by people signing and sharing this petition it will lead at the least to Network Rail providing a solution to the pigeon problem that is beneficial to all parties, and we would not mind if they gave the wrought iron underbridge a lick of paint to ! We also call on Medway Council to use everything in their power to ensure that the pigeon issue among others related with the Luton Arches area is resolved. Thank you for your time and hopefully your support. Regards Arches Local  

Arches Local
194 supporters