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Petition to SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE, MEDIA & SPORT

SAVE STONEHENGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

PETITION: No further damage should be done to the archaeological landscape of Stonehenge. Future generations would be appalled at those who decided that road widening should be at the expense of England’s most iconic World Heritage Site. If A303 widening at Stonehenge is felt to be essential it should be done by means of a deep bored tunnel at least 4.5km long. Anything shorter would cause irreparable damage to this landscape, in breach of the World Heritage Convention. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? The UK Government proposes to widen the A303 trunk road to the south west. This road crosses the iconic Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), which has been called “the most archaeologically significant land surface in Europe”. The whole site, extending to beyond the horizons around the famous stones themselves, is c. 5.4 km across. All of it makes up a “huge ancient complex” that holds many secrets yet to be discovered. The proposal is to put the road into a tunnel where it passes the stones, but the tunnel would be at most only 2.9 km long. This would result in at least 1.6 km of above-ground 21st-century road engineering within the WHS, consisting of new dual carriageway descending in massive trenches to the tunnel portals and possibly a new underpass with slip roads on the western WHS boundary. All archaeology in the construction zones would be destroyed and the A303 would become the largest ever human intervention in an area fashioned and revered by over a hundred generations of our ancestors. The whole Stonehenge landscape has an outstanding universal value that is of immense significance for all people for all time, and this transcends any consideration of sorting out a 21st century part-time traffic jam. PETITION IN OTHER LANGUAGES Chinese; Dutch; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Slovenian; Spanish. HARD COPIES OF PETITION You can download hard copies of the petition and collect signatures here.  RUNNING TOTAL OF SIGNATURES This is a world wide petition and is linked to an identical one at 38 degrees for UK addresses only.  This one keeps count of the running total for both petitions. See here.

Stonehenge Alliance
3,592 supporters
Update posted 18 hours ago

Petition to Torbay Council: Save Cary Green!

Torbay Council: Save Cary Green!

Save Torquay's Cary Green from being turned into a car park as part of a new hotel development on the harbourside. Cary Green has been an important open space in central Torquay for well over a century, and is enjoyed all-year round by a multiplicity of locals and tourists. They use the Green for community events, picnics, family get-togethers, relaxing walks and as place to enjoy the fresh air. Tourism is fundamentally important to the prosperity of Torquay, and Cary Green, with its palm trees, fountains and grassy banks, is an essential tourist attraction enabling many visitors to enjoy the best of the English Riviera. Furthermore, a statue of Torquay’s most famous resident, Agatha Christie, unveiled in Cary Green in 1990, has made the area even more important as part of the highly-popular Agatha Christie Mile. This successful scheme is helping to put Torquay back on the map. With this petition we can help to save an indispensable green space which is historically, culturally, and aesthetically vital. The surrounding area has already been marred by the construction of a multi-storey car park in the 1980s, and it would be a travesty if this beautiful Green, and jewel in Torquay’s crown, were to be allowed to be turned into a new car park. Instead, it should be both protected and preserved for posterity. To see an image of the proposed blueprint: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276409/Article/images/20357542/5651701-large.jpg - credit to Torquay Herald Express

Save Cary Green and Torquay Pavilion
3,907 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Mayor of London

Killed by uber - GET RID OF DANGEROUS UBER DRIVERS IN LONDON

Uber drivers are time and time again proving to be a problem. They are not only unchecked but have proved to be unbelivably dangerous. In the last 2 months of 2016 my little brother jim (21 years old) was his by TWO uber driver while driving through London to work on his motor bike. He wasn't at fault for either of his accidents. The first time he was hit he was lucky and got away with light damage to his bike. The second time he wasn't so lucky. He was traveling in his own clear lane and was pulled out on by an uber who was on the phone and didn't check before he pulled into the lane jim was in. Jim was taken to hospital where he had to have 9 life saving operations in 10 nights - organs were cut away as some had died due to impact, stents fitting in his heart,  fingers died and he had to have a double leg amputation. After two and a half weeks of fighting he couldn't give anymore and died with 20+ family members kissing hugging and standing with him around his bed. Almost exactly one month after getting engaged. He had a whole happy life ahead of him. What my brother went through in those 3 weeks he spent in hospital was hell on earth. Not just for him but for our whole family. If this had been a one off we wouldn't be making this petition. But since this has happened we are being shared more and more horrifying stories that relate to dangerous and careless uber drivers. It's even more worrying now than ever as parliament have passed that uber will be ferrying non - Emergancy patients to and from hospital in a fight to help "save the NHS". More people's lives can't be put at risk. We need to help save the black taxis and get these people off our roads. Keep our trusted licenced cabs going get rid of the cowboys. 

toni harris
6,701 supporters