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Petition to Bjorn Ulvaeus, Ingrid Sutej, Staffan Holm, My Blomgren, Lambeth Planning, Coin Street Community Builders, Mamma Mia The Party, Cllr Jen Mosley, Cllr Kevin Craig, Cllr Ben Kind, Kate Hoey MP, Petter Hakanson, Cllr Clair Wilcox, Cllr Joanne Simpson, Gorel Hanser, Florence Eshalomi, Cllr Lib Peck

Björn Ulvaeus: don't put your Abba-themed party on land intended for social housing

Waterloo residents oppose plans for an Abba-themed restaurant party venue  Mamma Mia -The Party! (MMTP) to be constructed on land that has always been earmarked for social housing in a highly residential area. The impact will be catastrophic with 500 party revellers flocking every day/night (twice at weekends!) to an area that is already overly congested with tourists and vehicles. Landowners Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB*) have an obligation to provide social housing on this site but this obligation runs out in 2025 and after that, the land would be lost to the community forever, if MMTP is still going by then. What's wrong with this proposal? The lease for this proposed 'temporary' pop-up theatre was  originally for 10 years! Now reduced to 5 years with an intent for 10 years - who are they trying to kid? The venue/site is right next door to hundreds of people's homes Crowds of 500-1000 people would bring anti-social behaviour from 6pm-11.30pm/midnight daily, e.g. noise, litter, public urination, intrusion into people's space/gardens There would be an increase of vehicles to transport visitors and for deliveries, with no extra parking facilities in the vicinity This would increase pollution not only in terms of air quality but also noise and light pollution from the venue itself There has been minimal local consultation and no public consultation yet the planning application has already been submitted giving very little time to voice concerns One of London's biggest crises is the lack of 'affordable'/social housing. CSCB has a duty to provide this and could easily do so with temporary pop-up housing as evidenced by the project in Lewisham https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/18/pop-up-village-in-south-east-london-to-house-homeless-families And Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus and team could easily find another venue for their riotous new party attraction that would draw unwanted drunken revellers to highly residential parts of Waterloo. MMTP in Stockholm is set in an entertainment resort so come on Abba - please don't sell the people of Waterloo down the river! Help us to find a solution that works for all.  *Background: CSCB acquired the site cheaply along with several others in 1985 after a ten-year campaign by the local community to get affordable housing and facilities including workspaces, a community centre, shops and a park. They were sold the sites on a subsidised discount by the Greater London Council on the basis that they would swiftly develop a community-backed scheme approved in 1983. CSCB haven’t built any affordable housing for 15 years, and earlier this year, privately stated that they don’t intend to build any more. They claim that they intend to ‘move forward’ on the site as an extension to the Neighbourhood Centre. But this is already the biggest community centre in London given the modest number (220) of households served by it! Mostly it is vacant or taken up with commercial events, not community activities. The board of CSCB is non-elected. Residents have a reviewable 5 year lease only, with no say in the running of CSCB.

Waterloo Residents Alliance
743 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Shri Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal

Bullet trains are best but better railway system is required

Shri Narendra Modi ji, We are not opposing about your idea sir, we are bringing awareness about what are problems still we are facing in Indian railways. With the launch of the bullet train in India and it is going to set for a complete overhaul. Yes, shri Modi ji, railways may have been a catalyst Japan's road to progress, and if emulating their model could make us achieve the same, then such efforts are worth a try. For a means of transport like the railways, which is literally the lifeline of our country, it is definitely necessary to improve its overall existence for us . But before introducing hi-tech trains in India, we need to stop and look back at the numerous problems that train travel comes with. So, Mr Prime Minister sir , if we are really looking at a INNOVATIVE INDIA we are ready for that but first  we'd like to request you to consider these issues first: LESSER INFRASTRUCTURE: Cases of derailments have now become problem. According to some news reports, train derailments in 2016-17 have led to the highest number of deaths in a decade. Over the past 10 years, there have been as many as 1394 train accidents. Of these, 51 per cent were due to derailments. Besides, how could one be so careless as to not inform a train driver about railway repair work, leading to the death of so many people aboard Utkal Express ? If technology is what we are looking at, the priority is to use it to improve the existing infrastructure, without gambling with innocent lives. RUNNING AS PER SCHEDULE: According to a 2016 study, conducted by RailYatri.in, the average National Train Delay Index was as high as 35.03 minutes till the end of June last year. It is important for railway authorities to understand how such delays result in the loss of time and money for passengers. Should Indian Railways really be surprised on seeing people opting for air travel over trains ? HYGIENIC  FOOD  With the latest CAG report exposing the bitter truth about train services, the railways have finally been awakened from their sleep. After all, what would one do with technology in trains if the food served is contaminated or the linen you sleep on is unwashed for months? QUALITY STAFF: Railway minister Piyush Goyal recently ordered the catering staff to not seek tips from passengers. All we hope is that the next time one boards a train, he or she is not caught in an embarrassing situation, trying to negotiate with the staff for money. LACK OF SECURITY: Many passengers who are travelling in railways  are seems to be helpless mainly women passengers and aged people, many of them are getting either harassed or molested or robbed by the thiefs. 

saka surya
157 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to North Hertfordshire District Council

Prevent unacceptably high density housing and save garages at Bittern Way, Letchworth, UK

North Hertfordshire District Council has received a planning permission application to demolish much-needed existing garages and build in their place a block of 13 new flats 'with associated parking' next to Bittern Way, a block of flats in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. (Case Ref No: 17/00905/1) The proposal, if approved by the Council, would lower the quality of life for existing residents at Bittern Way in two ways: adding another large building in an already highly built-up area will create an uncacceptable high density of housing.  Increasing the number of residents, even if 13 new parking places are created, will also put further strain on an already congested parking area next to Bittern Way, and the proposal to demolish the existing garages will only exacerbate the parking problem even more. You can view the plans and submit comments by visiting the Council's website using the Planning online facility: http://pa.north-herts.gov.uk/online-applications (search for 17/00905/1).  Registration is needed the first time you comment, but this will allow continued use of the system for tracking the application. Please help support existing Bittern Way residents by registering and commenting at the Council's site address above, or write to Simon Ellis, Development & Conservation Manager, North Hertfordshire District Council, PO Box 480, Sale, M33 0DE.  Please also sign and share this petition via social media.  Thank you! The deadline to submit comments is 24 May 2017.  Please don't delay!

Dan French
118 supporters