Petition to Mr David Fraser Sutherland, Kirkwood Homes Ltd., Historic Environment Scotland
STOP! NO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD!
STOP! NO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD! This petition is addressed to David Fraser Sutherland, Kirkwood Homes Ltd. and Historic Environment Scotland Culloden Battlefield is the location of the last pitched battle fought on British soil. On this site, the Battle of Culloden was fought on the 16th of ApriI, 1746. The Jacobite army led by Prince Charles Edward Stewart, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' was defeated by Government forces commanded by the Duke of Cumberland . The Battle claimed the lives of 2000 men. The Battlefield is essentially a grave site. There, beneath the topsoil, lie the bodies of those 2,000 men. The Battlefield at Culloden is designated as being of National importance. It sits firmly within the National consciousness as a symbol of national identity, of cultural and historical significance and, of International importance to those outside Scotland who share a common cultural and historical background. In 2011, Inverness Properties submitted a planning application to Highland Council to build a 16 unit housing development at Viewhill Farm near Inverness and in close proximity to the National Trust protected enclosure of Culloden Battlefield. This development was rejected by Highland Council. The Developer appealed. The matter went to a Government Reporter who had the power to approve or dismiss the development application. The Group to Stop Development at Culloden was created during this time. Thousands joined us in the fight to save Culloden Battlefield from a development - which lies within the Inventory of Battlefields designated as of "National Importance". The Development would be 400+ metres from the battle enclosure and well within the newly designated in 2015 Culloden Muir Protection Area. The Government appointed Reporter approved the development in January of 2014. Recently, a company operating under the name of Kirkwood Homes Ltd. of Inverurie has declared their intention to build, “An intimate and extremely luxurious development of just 16 stunning and spacious 4 and 5 bedroom detached homes”, at the Viewhill site under the name “Cairnfields”. "Cairn" an obvious reference to the Cairn monument on the Battlefield dedicated to the Battle of Culloden and the memory of the men who fought and died on that "field" April 16, 1746 . They have proposed amendments to the original application, which are currently under consideration by Highland Council. Highland Council has not yet rendered a decision. The admin and members of GSDC, and all who sign this petition are very concerned that this land will disappear under houses and pavements; thus creating an irreparable scar on Culloden Moor and ultimately will generate disrespect towards those who died and lie buried under its unforgiving moorland. The building of 16 luxury houses at Viewhill farm would convert the existing agricultural land use to suburban, subdivided parcels. Probable widening and extensions of roads accessing this property do not comply with the Culloden Muir Conservation Area. If allowed, this development will affect the area in a dramatic, negative way. Increased traffic, street lighting, issues with drainage and unsightly rooflines, and increased residential noise will greatly affect the Battlefield experience. The area will lose its ability to convey a sense of historical and cultural significance, as a memorial, in which to sit and contemplate, as a place of connection for millions of people around the world. This is not appropriate use for this land. STOP THE DEVELOPMENT AT CULLODEN. Group Web Site Our Facebook Group Twitter: G.S.D.C.@GSDCCulloden Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to The Walt Disney Company
Disney, please sell the rights to 'Monkey Island' back to its creator Ron Gilbert
Do the right thing Disney, give the intellectual property rights for Monkey Island back to its progenitor, who intends to make great content with it. Please, if you're not going to do anything with it, let the original artist have back this proverbial paintbrush, he's the only one worthy of wielding it. You'd be enabling the creation of art, the possibility the world would get to enjoy another adventure in a beloved land conceived back in 1988, akin to the cult classics of 'The Secret of Monkey Island' & 'Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge'. Please Disney, we want to be a pirate. Please sign if you share these sentiments.
Petition to Disney, Robert Iger
Release Unremastered Star Wars Original Trilogy in high definition
Dear Sirs, We, the undersigned, petition you to make a faithful digital restoration of the unaltered unremastered Episodes of the Star Wars Original Trilogy the way they used to be before 1997 and make them available in High Definition. Although certain restoration has been made available in 2006, we believe that the Unremastered Original Episodes should be restored to the same quality as the the Blu-Ray Remastered Trilogy. We believe that the unremastered version of the Original Trilogy presents a sentimental value beyond any price. We also encourage an accurate digital restoration of every existing behind-the-scenes and unused footage that has not yet been released. Now that a massive part of the original Saga footage has been already restored for the purposes of other releases, the matter depends on replacing remastered scenes with the carefully restored original ones and faithful color restoration. It is in your power to bring the true magic back. Best regards, Faithful Star Wars fans
Petition to Philip Glanville
HELP LIST GILLETT SQUARE AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE
Please sign this petition to support the listing of Gillett Square - currently used as a car park - as an Asset of Community Value. This space is an essential part of the full functioning of Gillett Square, which is one of the most valuable cultural and community urban spaces in London.
Petition to Sadiq Khan
Save Matthews Yard
After the riots in summer 2011, I opened Matthews Yard to create a place for our community. We have battled for survival for more than 5 years and thanks to the love and support of the people from Croydon we are still going strong today. We have hosted thousands of events ranging from baby showers and birthday parties to weddings and wakes along with a diverse range of arts, cultural and community events including film festivals, political meetings, activist meetings, charity fundraisers, music gigs, comedy nights and so much more. But now we are at risk of closure because of developers who want to replace us with a housing development. Over 50,000 people have attended events at MY and hundreds of thousands more have passed through our cafe for an informal meeting, or to have coffee, cake or the best burgers Croydon has ever seen (as voted by you the people, in Time Out this year). Matthews Yard is a much needed central and independent focal point for community activity. The Impact Report available on the Matthews Yard website at http://matthewsyard.com/support provides much more information on our achievements. Regeneration in Croydon now directly threatens Matthews Yard and all the work which has gone into building our space. If planning permission is granted and the building is demolished without MY securing an alternative home then we will be forced to close in Summer 2018. To help Matthews Yard have the best shot at success and to ensure a lasting legacy, Matthews Yard has announced it will convert to a Community Interest Company and reinvest 100% of trading surpluses into delivering its community objectives. We now need the support of the Mayor of London to secure our long-term future. If you care about art, culture or community and you want to help save Matthews Yard, then please, please sign and share this petition as far and wide as possible.
Petition to Arts Council England
In the light of the cessation of NPO support for 'Jazz Services', we request Arts Council England enable adequate funding for 'Jazz Services' to continue their invaluable work for UK Jazz
Jazz Services have supported individual musicians, promoters and audiences throughout the UK, enabling enterprising artists and promoters to have their voices heard in the music industry. The loss or reduction of Jazz Services would be felt widely across musicians, promoters and jazz audiences. Jazz Services serves as an essential part of the infrastructure of the jazz arts community throughout the UK, crossing community borders. Examples of funding Jazz Services provides are: National Touring Support Schemes Rural Touring Support Schemes Jazz Promoter Awards Recording Support Scheme These awards directly enable venues across the UK to schedule and curate arts events. They enable independant artists across the UK to tour and record. They also enable audiences, (including rural areas) across the UK to be introduced to touring artists from outside their community. These are fundamental connecting infrastructures that have been established and maintained by Jazz Services (including their invaluable online database and directory), all of which would be under threat without adequate financial support. Jazz Services posted on their website: "Jazz Services is obviously extremely disappointed with the decision. This is a huge blow to the UK’s jazz artists, promoters and audiences, as without Jazz Services’ extremely popular and successful funding schemes – the National Touring Support Schemes, Rural Touring Support Schemes and the Jazz Promoter Awards among them - it leaves large portions of the country without provisions for funding and support for grass-roots jazz music." We the undersigned urge the Arts Council England to either reconsider its decision or enable alternative funding to allow 'Jazz Services' to continue their invaluable work for UK Jazz beyond March 2015.
Petition to Rosanne Pillai & Associates, Sihle Zikalala, Fawzia Peer, Bomo Edna Molewa, Ashley Starkey, Annie van de Venter, Veliswa Baduza, Nkosinathi Emmanuel Mthethwa, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, Selven Marimuthoo, Peter Makaneta, Thembinkosi Ngcobo, Musa Mbhele, Sipho Nzuza
SAVE THE CATO MANOR INDIAN CEMETERY
The historic CATO MANOR INDIAN CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM was established circa 1900 by the early Indian Settlers in that area. Fast forward to 2017, the cemetery and crematorium are a far cry from their original splendour. Due to mismanagement by the trustees of the cemetery, the old graves have been desecrated through the infilling of sand and rubble, and is now a thriving freight container depot run by SECONA FREIGHT LOGISTICS cc. Environmental and Town Planning laws have been flouted and the once proud history of the Indian folk of Cato Manor is under threat. Help Save this Historic Site by compelling the Trustees of the Cemetery Association to remove the Freight Container Business and rehabilitate the cemetery and crematorium and preserve it as a historical site. Help Save the Cato Manor Indian Cemetery & Crematorium by forcing the government authorities to take enforcement action against the transgressors and bring this historic site back to its original splendour. We cannot allow our once proud history and culture to disappear. Visit https://www.facebook.com/catomanorcemetery/ for more information.