Petition to Newham Council
Newham residents parking to be Monday-Friday only
Weekend parking should be free Parking is already a problem during the weekdays, but when it comes to the weekend you expect to go to family or friends house for the weekend without think if you are getting a ticket or being towed away. The majority of London boroughs have a Monday to Friday parking restriction but Newham has a Monday to Saturday Policy. Not only is this inconvenient for the number of visitor and the local economy but for residents who have a company car. If you live in Newham and have a company car what are you to do on the weekend park in another area/borough or drive around until Saturday 6.30 pm. If you are a Newham resident or a driver this petition will benefit you as we sometime have to park in different areas of Newham for shopping and socialising. Thank you for taking the time to read.
Petition to Portsmouth City Council, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership
Give residents a better choice of flood defence proposals for Southsea seafront
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.
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.
Petition to Lambeth council, Gareth Ball
Reject the Planning Application for Closing Club 414 #save414
Please register your objection via the planning application on the Lambeth Council site:https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=OTYH09BOJXO00People have traveled from all of the UK and abroad to visit this iconic club for the quality events they have organised for decades now.Club 414 is known to be a 'home from home' to many, with the warm reception given by the owners and staff as well as the love and care given to all who visit this club.London is now crammed full of 'trendy' restaurants, bars and soulless venues providing dreary events with no substance. People will become bored of that trend, yet they have never tired of this club!On this basis I strongly believe that this planning application is both an insult to London as well as those who have loyally frequented Brixton for this venue. It would be a ludicrous idea to allow this to happen as you will be carving yet another successful chunk of income from the economy.More clubs are being closed down to make room for the same fashionable restaurants and bars across the UK. Our culture is being destroyed in the idea of profit making.Saturating the market with the same will cause further profit losses not gains.Removing venues which are so close to people's hearts is becoming all too frequent and this venue is one which has stood its ground for more than 30 years and maintained a strong following while doing so. Please add your signature to this petition to help us #save414 and share this petition on twitter, facebook and any other social media you can so we can get the word out!
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.
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
Petition to Paul Windley
Reduce Allowances Of North East Lincs Elected Members & Make The Mayoral Roles Unpaid.
We The undersigned present this petition to North East Lincolnshire Council to ask that all elected members of North East Lincolnshire Council Reduce all of their Councillor Allowances & Reduce the amount of all Special Responsibility Allowances, that is paid to all elected members by 2020 in line with all other public sector staff. We also ask that the council and elected members consider making the Mayor(ess) & Deputy Mayor(ess) positions within the council Unpaid with immediate effect. It should be an Honour to represent the county of North East Lincolnshire As A Mayor(ess) & Deputy Mayor(ess) rather than having a financial value that comes with it each year known as A Special Responsibility Allowance. We would also ask that any allowable expense claims should be made with receipts or other proof of payment for each expense claimed and that any claims for travel expenses to attend any council meetings or any other council business should not be claimed, After all any working person does not get paid to travel between Home & Work We would like to see a Maximum Amount of Allowable Expenses that can be claimed per councillor per financial year for all reasonable expenses which should exclude travel to/from home and place of official council business and that all proof/receipts should be presented with the claim form. We ask for these measures to be taken in the Name of Austerity as we are losing frontline council services including Reduced Waste & Recycling Collections, Reduced Library Opening Times (which is currently under consultation) etc. Our Parks are not being correctly maintained, Litter Bins in Grimsby Town Centre & On A lot of Residential areas are not being emptied enough thus being allowed to over flow causing litter on the streets. Grass verges & recreational grounds with green areas are not being cut down. Our roads and pavements are not being maintained to any form of standard with many of the roads having pot holes and pavements being cracked, moving slabs, black scars of tarmac through them which is spoiling our roads and streets even more. You Have Given The Go Ahead for suitable sites including full Surveys, Site Plans,planning permission etc to take place in order to find one or more sites suitable for travellers as a stop over point within North East Lincolnshire which has been in the press stating that a minimum budget of £20K has been set aside for the council to fulfill its legal duty and provide such a site/s but this amount could rise if more than one suitable site is found, We are by no means against the travellers having a suitable site which we believe the council has a legal duty to provide, however these sites will need to be funded somehow. Money has been spent on installing “intelligent” Traffic Lights at the toll bar roundabout including having the roundabout removed which has cost the public purse. Meanwhile The council has said it can not afford to come in line with the other 75% of councils that offer mixed recycling collections with the use of a wheelie bin for recycling as it would cost the council much more and any savings would be lost. Meanwhile over the past 14 years there has been several increases in Elected Members Allowances & Special responsibility allowances for serving their community as a councillor and sitting on one or more committees/panels, Although we do realise that elected members on more than one comittee/panel are only paid one SRA. We also note that the basic allowance and SRA’s have been frozen in some years over the past 14 years and has risen in other years during the past 14 years. However the Total Gross Pay between all 45 elected members has risen by 32582.86 in the 2013/14 Tax Year Compared to that Of the 2003/04 Tax Year which are the most upto date figures that can be accessed as some files will not download or open for viewing from the NELC Website. The above changes would see some additional savings in addition to those of the reduced waste and recycling collections and the potential reduced library opening hours, which could then be fed back into frontline services that are desperately needed by the residents of North East Lincolnshire but are being reduced heavily.
Petition to Belfast City Council
Remove Cllr Jolene Bunting
Cllr Jolene Bunting for years has been posting sectierian comments on Facebook and nothing has been done about it. She is not representing the Protestant community. She is representing the people who don't want to see our country change. Here are just a few examples of why she shouldn't be working for our people.