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Petition to ENFIELD COUNCIL

We call on Enfield Council to take action on the owners of Tottenham Park Cemetery

Tottenham Park Cemetery has been the final resting place for local Muslims and Christians for many decades. We 'The Community for Tottenham Park Cemetery" will no longer accept the lack of care and the lack of commitment to maintain this cemetery from the current Directors/ Management. The state of disrepair, lack of care for our loved ones' final resting place and the lack of communication from the Director/Managers  has become unacceptable. There appears to be no upkeep or maintenance whatsoever of the cemetery. The cemetery is overgrown and there is Japanese Knotweed ( an illegal and highly destructive plant) growing freely and destroying memorials.  The drains are overfilling and flooding and after each religious period where people visit their loved one, there is a terrible refuse problem. Enfield Council must take action on the owners of Tottenham Park Cemetery and ensure that this place is safe for the community.  The cemetery is 'open all hours' where gates are not opened or locked as stated in the opening and closing times. Items have been stolen from graves including plants, flowers and personal items. There is evidence to suggest that the cemetery is being used for anti social behaviour and as a place to sleep overnight. Complaints have been made by loved ones for many years by individuals to the Company representatives and Enfield Council,  however this appears to have fallen on deaf ears and as a result, nothing has changed. NOW IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE- TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  We want the final resting place for our loved ones to be a place that we can be proud of. We want it to be cared for and well looked after. Please sign this to pushEnfield Council into taking action against the owners.  The Tottenham Park Cemetery Community.

Filiz Miles
2,852 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Director of Adult Social care Highlands of Scotland

BETTER OFF AT HOME

We have a son, Samuel who is 26 yrs. old and has microcephaly.  He lives at home with his parents who are his carers and legal guardians.   Eight years ago his dad left his job to be Sam's full time paid carer as social services were unable to offer any assistance with his challenging behaviour and care needs.  Since then, he is now happy, well looked after and secure.   When he does display outbursts of frustration or anger we have strategies to diffuse the situation.  Sadly, social services find it anathema that he is looked after by his parents, and are trying to disrupt his care, despite the fact that they know nothing about his condition or how it affects him.  The social worker has had meetings behind our backs to discuss his care with people who have never even met him.  Now they plan a so called review, again with people who have no idea about Sam, how his condition affects him, or importantly what he actually wants.  To give an example of the ignorance of our social worker, she keeps referring to Autism and giving us information about autistic funding groups.  Sam functions on the level of a two and half to three-year-old.  You can imagine the distress that would be caused to him, if strangers try to take over his care, who know nothing about him or worse if social services try to put him in some kind of residential arrangement.  He doesn't like being around other people with learning difficulties. At the moment he is getting 24/7 two to one care, and social services are funding for one carer for 45 hrs.  That's got to be good value for money.  More importantly he is happy and content where he is. All we ask is that we are allowed to continue with Sam's care without the constant threat of it being removed.  If they want to support us, more respite would be a good start and no more behind our backs meetings.  Social services will not listen to us.  They don't even include us in their secret meetings. But if more people were to speak up for Samuel, maybe they would listen to you. We would be very grateful for your support. Thank you for your time. Hannah and Tony Lavers    

Hannah Lavers
459 supporters