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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; this is required by the City Council in order to present a valid petition as per the requirements detailed here: 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
3,939 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

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
3,938 supporters