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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Minister Eoghan Murphy, Joe MacGrath

Finish Glencree, Newport, Tipperary Residents in Glencree Newport are left angry and frustrated due to unfinished Estate. Glencree housing estate was originally built in 2003 where the majority of properties were sold off-plan. Such plans portrayed an idyllic setting displaying manicured green spaces, driveways, roads and street lighting. Plans to include 18 townhouses and a state of the art crèche at the entrance to the estate have never materialised. For those residents who have purchased homes, their reality is an entirely different picture. A number of residents have young families and said that it is fast becoming a nightmare scenario.  To date there has been no satisfactory action taken by Singland Homes Ltd., to finish the Glencree Estate. Residents are appealing to Eoghan Murphy, T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to take action as the appalling, unfinished condition of the housing estate is putting lives at risk and hampering the social development of the local community. One resident described it as an absolute eyesore and is affecting normal daily living for young families. Another described the metal fencing surrounding the housing estate as unsightly and unacceptable. Residents are infuriated by the dilapidated Porto cabins, unused building materials and an out-building which remain inside the fencing. Many expressed concern that the footpath surfaces to the main Newport to Thurles road are unfinished and hazardous, forcing people off the paths onto the main road, particularly during heavy rainfall. Residents explained that traffic coming from the Thurles direction is immediately met with what now looks like a run-down estate and are outraged by the fact that their homes are becoming inequitable and say this is having a serious effect on their lives. Residents have been let-down by local T.D.s and Counsellors and feel strongly that Tipperary County Council and politicians have failed them. Residents are seeking support from local business owners and the local community as the unfinished entrance devalues the locality of Newport and not just the estate of Glencree.   Residents are now appealing to Minister Eoghan Murphy, to take swift action. They are demanding that their quality of life is restored and say that this is not what they bought into and is not what they envisaged for their family lives in Glencree 14 years later.   It has also come to our attention that the developer is planning on building in Limerick in the near future after leaving us in an unfinished estate!!! Please sign and share our petition and help give us a voice.  This petition is run independently of Glencree Residents Association   

Glencree Residents
337 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Trevor Mitchell

Save historic house from demolition

An elegant Victorian house, 54 Elloughton Road, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1AE, presently lived in and immaculately maintained by its owners, is in imminent danger of demolition by national property developers McCarthy & Stone. They are proposing a 3 storey complex of 35 luxury retirement apartments in its place. A number of mature trees would also be felled, impacting on wildlife. We, the villagers, are shocked that such an architecturally appealing and historic building, which unfortunately is not listed or in a conservation area, could be lost. This iconic landmark of our village has a subtle presence and influence on the sense of place on the road linking Elloughton with Brough. We are working on many levels to ensure its preservation, including the discovery of its history, which is locally important to the village. It was built as a high class boys’ boarding school in 1867/8, and used by wealthy families from all over the area. The Italianate style of the house reflects the quality of the classical education which was being offered, at a time when only rudimentary education was available to most children. The house later became a family home to a succession of locally influential people in Brough, including Sir Arthur Atkinson who founded the Atkinson Trust, which still awards grants in the village annually. Another link is with the actor Ian Carmichael, whose uncle owned the house. We would like Historic England to recognise the heritage value of this building by listing it, and hope you can support our campaign to save this historic building for the present generation and for those who follow us, and preserve our rural sense of place in Brough.  

Colin Douglas
1,800 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to ealing council

Build affordable housing on the Gurnell Leisure centre Site - West London

Ealing Council intends to allow developers to build luxury housing on the Gurnell Leisure Centre site in return for a contribution towards the cost of improving the swimming pool. This contribution is welcome, but it is wrong to allow development on public land which waives the usual requirement for at least 25% of new housing to be to be affordable/social stock, while we are so desperate for social and affordable housing in the area. This must no be allowed to happen. Ealing currently has over 10,000 people on its social housing waiting list and current property prices are out of the reach of the majority of people. The average house price in Ealing is now £650,000 and average room rents are £825 pcm (£1400pcm for a 1 bed flat). Between 2014-15 the number of social houses increased by only 68 and affordable homes to buy by 480. People who have grown up in the Borough are having to move out, something that is happening right across London. Where are our teachers, nurses, doctors, bus drivers, cleaners, police all going to live? We are in desperate need of affordable housing and we must all be concerned about the mass sell-off of public land. We need genuinely affordable housing, not just a new swimming pool. Please join with me by signing a petition to Ealing Council requesting that they reconsider their policy to abandon its commitment to affordable and social housing.

Ailis Gavan
2,125 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to DFDS , DFDS Esbjerg, DFDS Group, DFDS Media Contacts, Stena , Regina Line

Reopen the Harwich to Esbjerg ferry Crossing

We Must Bring This Route Back..... And Soon!  In September 2014, a very special route from the UK to Scandinavia closed down. This route was the last ever route from the UK to Denmark and the last route to Scandinavia. Now we are left with the long drive via Dover/Newcastle or an even longer journey for foot passengers who used to use the route. The DFDS Dover to Calais/Dunkirk service do not allow foot passengers, therefore we are forced to go via Newcastle or seek a space onboard one of DFDS' freight vessels to Gothenburg or Brevik. 'To Travel is to live' - Hans Cristian Andersen  The famous Danish author once said 'To Travel Is To Live' meaning that you can only live once you have travelled. Now the historical route that began during Hans' time has been lost due to various excuses that amount to nothing in the grand scheme of ferry travel in the United Kingdom, and abroad.  Excuses include EU sulphur rules, where insignificant when a vessel has been fitted with scrubbers like the Sirena Seaways after it left the route. Other excuses range from passenger numbers, to duty free rules, which all have been proven to be workable.  I am very proud of where this petition has gone, and as of 11/3/16 we have our first endorsement from the Harwich MP, and we hope to increase our supporter count because of this. We have also been subject to various news articles.  RHEG is very proud to be the biggest online community who want this ferry back, and we will continue to champion this case until we get our ferry back! If you have any questions or queries please contact me at or visit our Facebook group.  Thanks for signing, and I hope you can soon enjoy a relaxing crossing to Denmark.  George JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY:

George Moore
3,332 supporters