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Petition to The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP

BAN THE SALE OF FIREWORKS TO THE PUBLIC AND HAVE ONLY ORGANISED FIREWORK DISPLAYS = ANIMALS FIRST

I am part of Lost and Found pets in Bristol/South Glos, we are concerned again at this time of year, that not only during the run up to bonfire night, but also the weeks thereafter, that fireworks will be randomly let off at all times of the day and night, without a single thought for those of us with pets at home, as well as those out in the wild, that are absolutely terrified of the very loud fireworks that the public are doing. No thought for what the animals are feeling, surely we should be putting the animals first and preventing them from this noise abuse? We have no right to make them feel so scared, its not okay for humans to be scared and it is certainly not ok for animals. At this time of year, even with people who do take great care to ensure their pets safety while outside, whether for a walk or simply let out in their own garden, we will have many more cases of dogs loose running scared around the streets, so scared of the fireworks that they are putting themselves in danger of the roads. We have had 3 dogs hit by cars in the last week, 2 were fatal. This will be a more regular occurance over the coming weeks. some links http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2811765/Richard-Dawkins-launches-rant-line-dogs-scared-fireworks-set-year-round.html http://www.itv.com/news/central/2012-11-08/dogs-ripped-out-claws-in-fear-of-fireworks/ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/owner-of-pet-cat-horrifically-injured-by-fireworks-claims-garfield-was-targeted-1-6901276 human affects.... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11189955/Watch-Fire-crew-under-attack-from-fireworks-in-Leeds-street.html#ooid=ZyZXFjcTpwoZWhQKPJYvoo2cK0DcqFR4

Michelle Pibworth
11,534 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Birmingham City Council

We want Gavin (aka P.G.) to remain busking in Birmingham without the council troubling him

Gavin (also known as P.G.) a Wolverhampton born & raised musician has been busking for less than a year in Birmingham in the West Midlands. In terms of figures, a small amount of people have been complaining about P.G. to the council in regards to noise/volume, the majority of these complaints are believed to be unnecessary & unpleasant. It has been clarified that if P.G. gets one maybe two more complaints through the Birmingham City Council, they will unfairly pull the plug on him meaning they will have him arrested, they will seize his first proper Drumkit, give him a fine & give him a criminal record, regardless of learning difficulties, health conditions, some misleading information in regards to busking & many other things. If the further complaints are successful it means that P.G. will not be able to provide entertainment on the streets of Birmingham for those who really want him out there to perform. As the supporters of P.G., we want P.G. to remain busking on the streets of Birmingham without being troubled by the Birmingham City Council, we do not want the plug to be pulled on him, we want the Council to make a fresh start & keep P.G. busking on our Streets. FURTHER READING: Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/PGmusiconline YOUTUBE VIDEO - P.G. - "Big Shaq Man's Not Hot" (BLINDFOLDED Drum Cover) Clip P.G. got his first proper Drumkit after playing for over 15 years. During his childhood he has struggled so hard to get more than 10 minutes on a Drumkit every 2 weeks on average in Church & in School, especially because he couldn't afford to book a rehearsal studio. As he got older he decided to take multiple chances at trying to get a Drumkit, once he eventually got a Drumkit he took it out on the streets because there was no youth centres, not many places he could go to play his Drums & he's had lack of support growing up. Over a short period of time P.G. has livened up the streets with his performing act on the Drums, he has helped selective people off the streets who are struggling to find stable accommodation, he has single handedly brought further financial business to shops (mainly pubs & cafes) because people want to Dance or stand & watch him play while having a few drinks, even if they are having the worst day ever, there are many amazing things he has done, those are just some of them. Unfortunately if P.G. gets one more complaint by one person, the Birmingham City Council will pull the plug on him meaning they will arrest him, seize his first proper Drumkit, give him a fine & give him a criminal record. Meaning that he will not be able to provide entertainment on the streets of Birmingham who really want him out there to perform. This could also slow down his music career or prevent him from having a successful music career. P.G.'s busking days in Birmingham is hanging by a thread due to a majority of complaints by a small amount of individuals in regards to Volume/Noise. A few of these individuals have approached him & said publicly that he is "The biggest noise nuisance in the history of Birmingham", as supporters of P.G. we oppose this quote. P.G. has been seeking advice from Music Shops & Online Sources in regards to reducing the sound of his Drumkit without losing the sound, even getting an Electronic Drumkit would be a bad idea due to unplugging everything if it decides to rain. P.G. has been unfairly dealt with most of the time because he has done everything within his power, knowledge & spent money he struggled to get on trying to reduce the sound of the Drumkit without losing the sound. He's even had advice from Birmingham City Council but they started giving him warnings while getting close to totally giving up on him & attempting to seize his Drumkit etc. P.G. feels discriminated as a Drummer but also as a person with learning disabilities & health conditions. He has not been busking for more than a year when calculated & he has suffered the most, the quickest & maybe worser than any other busker on the Streets of Birmingham within a year for a busker. Most of it is believed to be unnecessary. To add as well, the police say one thing & the council say another in regards to busking rules, they don't state everything properly in the rules of doing busking, though P.G. has forgiven the Police Officers for misled information it has put him in a more deeper situation with Birmingham City Council. The main issue is volume & P.G. tried telling the Council that he's not messing them around, though he has learning & health barriers he has listen the most & tried thinking of ways to busk in Birmingham without getting into trouble, the information on the Birmingham Council Website is there but not straight to the point, the council haven't done their bit properly with the busking guide & training the Police with busking information. As the supporters of P.G., we want P.G. to remain busking on the streets of Birmingham without being troubled by the Birmingham City Council, we do not want the plug to be pulled on him, we want the Council to make a fresh start & keep P.G. busking on our Streets. If the Petition wins, P.G. will be able to busk on the streets of Birmingham without risk of having his equipment seized, fined & being arrested along with a criminal record. He will be able to continue doing everything he has been doing for the community & open a gateway for more buskers who want to express their gifts/talents through busking... If the Petition loses then P.G. will be at risk of busking on the streets of Birmingham & therefore will not be able to perform on the streets at ease due to the repercussions he may face. Please sign this petition & share with as many people as you can so P.G. can hopefully entertain the streets of Birmingham.

Gavin Edmondson
324 supporters