Petition to British Airways, Airbus, British government, FRENCH GOVERNMENT, Air France
Bring Back Concorde!
After almost 28 years of supersonic travel, Concorde was prematurely retired in October 2003 and despite British Airways pledging to keep one Concorde flying in a heritage capacity, Concorde has not left the ground since 26th November 2003. On that date, a new global campaign was formed - the Save Concorde Group - with the the sole objective of seeing this aircraft fly again in a heritage capacity. In the first 12 months, and with the lack of today's social media tools which back then could probably have prevented Concorde's demise, a 25,000 strong hand-signed petition was delivered to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street to call upon the Government's immediate intervention to assist with getting Concorde airborne again. Unfortunately, that Government (and subsequent ones since) have felt unable to intervene in this issue as they feel they have no locus to intervene in Concorde which is a wholly privately owned asset of British Airways. Nearly 12 years on since the final flights, it still remains entirely possible that Concorde could fly again as there is no technical reason prohibiting it flying again. The only issues preventing Concorde from flying again are simply political on many fronts. For more than a decade, speculation has been rife amongst enthusiast groups when discussing Concorde flying again and how much it would cost. Some have estimated £15m, others have guesstimated at several hundred million pounds. However, with the lack of a feasibility study having been commissioned, NOBODY knows. In 2009/10, SCG directly questioned British Airways, who remains the owner of their Concorde fleet despite them resting in museums since they were retired, if they would release a copy of this feasibility study they claimed to have undertaken having previously stated in any media responses that their conclusion was it was not commercially viable. However, British Airways' CEO Willie Walsh, stated to us that he did not know if such a study even existed, never mind if it had been carried out and what it's results were with a view to sharing that with us. When it comes to aviation history, Britain is a serious player and every corner of the British Isles oozes anecdotes and items of major national interest. This has been epitomised in the last few years with various flights by the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight who grace our skies at events of major national interest such as the 2012 London Olympics and Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee throughout which Concorde was nowhere to be seen. And later this year, the Avro Vulcan XH558 will fly for the last time having successfully been restored to heritage flight capacity by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust. All we ask, is for Concorde to have her rightful place amongst such festivities and we call upon British Airways, Airbus SAS, Air France and the British and French Governments to put aside the history of why Concorde was prematurely retired and collaborate in the same spirit Concorde was born from in co-operating to determine whether we could see Concorde fly again. http://www.saveconcordegroup.co.uk/http://www.facebook.com/saveconcordegrouphttp://www.facebook.com/groups/saveconcordegroup/http://www.twitter.com/save_concorde
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 which records the running total for both petitions. See here.
Petition to Belfast City Council
Restore The Floral Hall at Belfast Zoo
We the undersigned are calling on Belfast City Council to Save the Floral Hall at Belfast Zoo from any further damage from the weather and to take urgent steps to make the building waterproof. We urge Belfast City Council to take forward plans to remove the asbestos from this famous Belfast landmark and to take steps to implement plans leading to the restoration and reuse of this beautiful Art Deco Building. We are appealing for Belfast City Council to seek out all available funding sources and to restore this magnificent Art Deco building for future generations to enjoy. The Ballroom of Romance as it is affectionately known, is loved by many people across all divides in Northern Ireland and beyond. It stands just inside the entrance of Belfast Zoo a sad relic of the troubles that sounded its demise. The Floral Hall was born before an age of political divides and we urge ALL Belfast City Councillor’s to have this conversation with your voters and ask if you have their support to take this restoration plan forward. We want this building to be restored to celebrate and retain it's Art Deco design and for it to be made into a functional, multi-purpose and enjoyable space so as not to cause any burden to the rate payer. We the people want this building to be enjoyed for dances, as a wedding venue, tearooms, restaurant, function rooms and an educational centre for Zoo visitors. The Floral Hall has been left to rot for far too long and we the undersigned are calling for Belfast City Council to take up its responsibilities and preserve this building before it is too late. The lovely Floral Hall, situated within the grounds of Belfast Zoo overlooking Cavehill has been closed to the public since 2nd April 1972 and now stands neglected and empty. In it's heyday it once was a beautiful 1930's 'art-deco' ballroom which held popular dances with our famous showbands. Pink Floyd, Roy Orbison and The Small Faces played here, it was also popular for roller skating in the 1960's - 1970's. It was built by J & R. W. Taggart Building Contractors and opened on 4th May 1936 and was surrounded by the beautiful Bellevue Gardens. The Floral Hall Campaign Group
Petition to Asaduzzaman Noor, Abul Maal A. Muhith, Md. Matior Rahman
Save the historical Osmanpur Gayebi Mosque in Sylhet from demolition
The Osmanpur Gayebi Mosque in Balaganj is unique to the history of Sylhet as it is one of the oldest, still standing and functional mosques in the area. The mosque itself has been researched and referenced in a number of reports and books, and the exact date of its construction remains unknown. However, scholars believe it dates back to the Sultanate period with an estimate of its build being placed as early as the 15th century. Sadly, some of the locals in the Osmanpur area wish to demolish this historical building and we fear all this rich Islamic and Bangladeshi history, a lot of which is yet to be uncovered, will be lost with it. This building has remained standing for countless generations and with your support by signing our petition we can try to help conserve this cultural heritage site and architectural landmark for future generations to come. Thank you.
Petition to Glasgow City Council, Historic Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP
Restore Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow to create a shipbuilding heritage park #SaveGovanDocks
We the undersigned request Glasgow City Council, along with other relevant stakeholders, support the renovation of the Govan Graving Docks at Clydebrae Street in Glasgow to create a shipbuilding heritage park on the site. As much as possible of the existing dock structure should be retained, including the renovation of the pump house building as a café and visitor centre. The site is Category-A listed and identified in the Register for Scotland as being at risk. It is a significant part of the city’s industrial heritage however since closing down it has fallen into disrepair through years of neglect. It consists of three large drydocks that were capable of accommodating the largest ships in the world when they were built. The dock walls are of solid granite and despite showing much cosmetic wear they are likely to be structurally intact. Most other docks in Glasgow have been filled in to make way for modern developments and this is one of the few remaining docks on the Clyde, apart from those still in operation, that have not been completely filled and built over. As such any modern developments that would destroy the character of the site should be ruled out. A shipbuilding heritage park would be a major tourist attraction for Glasgow and fit well with other redevelopments in the surrounding area such as Pacific Quay and the Riverside Museum. Further information on the site is available at http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/details/909298 The site is one of the most important features of Glasgow's industrial heritage and represents a major opportunity to educate future generations about the city's past in a way that is more meaningful than looking at old photographs in a museum. Glasgow was once at the forefront of global shipping and there is still potential for Govan Graving Docks to be used partly as a working dry dock again. This could allow restoration of historic ships to de done as a key feature of the development. A shipbuilding heritage park it has been estimated could create up to 250+ meaningful long term jobs and learning opportunities for young people in heritage, skills preservation, leisure, tourism and urban ecology. This would be a major boost to a city that is seeing a proliferation of low-grade retail. If developers are allowed to build luxury flats on these docks then this opportunity will be lost forever.
Petition to Andrew Slaughter, Mike Cartwright, Mayor., Steven Cowan LBHF, Tasnim Shawkat, Kim Dero
MAKE ME WHITE CITY PARK, A COMMUNITY ASSET !
Do you know what your local park in White City is called ? It's called Hammersmith Park even though it is no where near Hammersmith main streets, shops, flyover or Bridge. WIKIPEDIA actually lists it as Shepherds Bush and as we already have a Green there l think it's perfectly reasonable to have our park called White City. It is after all on the edge of our Estate. It is also set near all the developers boards announcing new homes, hotels, leisure facilities and shops at White City living and White City Place. People come to work here via White City Tube station. Imperial have named their innovative ground breaking new campus, at the top of Wood lane, White City. " WHITE CITY PARK "is a 1.4 mile walk from Hammersmith Town Hall on King St . IT TAKES WELL OVER 20 MINUTES TO GET TO HAMMERSMITH ON FAIRLY SWIFT FEET !! We have other aptly named parks and open spaces in the area. Wormholt Park near Wormholt Estate and Wormwood Scrubs by Wormwood Prison/ Old Oak Estate. Ravenscourt Park is considered to be the Boroughs flagship park, yet it bears it's geographic location name. Why has our rich heritage of the White Pavilions from the Great Exhibitions of 1902 to 1910 been ignored, not to mention the Olympics and Commonwealth games. I have no idea how it came to be named Hammersmith but l believe this is an opportune point in time to have it changed. We can ask our council to take us seriously, amend the borough maps and website. We can urge our MP Andy Slaughter and ward Councillors Colin Aherne, Max Schmid, and Sue McMillan to assist. I can request Google to verify its new name as a local guide level 8. We can then proudly direct people to their own park. None of this will happen though till we reach 100 signatures. Every resident living in Batman Close, Wood Lane, along South Africa Road, Loftus Road, Frithville Gardens and on White City Estate is eligible to sign. Imagine if they did ! It would be a loud declaration of pride in where we live and a powerful claim of honourary ownership of our park. So you see every signature gets us nearer to that great vision and helps create a genuine 21st legacy for our children and grandchildren. We are not a satellite of Hammersmith. We want to play and picnic in a park that is called WHITE CITY. I PROMISE YOU A RELAUNCH OF THE PARK WORTHY OF ITS NEW NAME.
Petition to Leeds City Council Planning Department, Rhodes Asset Management
Save the Oddy Lock Mural
Commissioned by the Yorkshire Mural Artists Group, this mural by Graeme Willson, done in the 1980s called 'Fragments from the Post Industrial State'. It has adorned the wall on the boaters only side of Oddy Locks for over 35 years and is now threatened by developers interested only making as much money as possible. They plan to demolish Canal Mills where the mural is and have made no provision for the safety of the mural; presumably planning to send it to landfill with the rest of the Canal Mills demolition waste. I would like the developer to reinstate the wall on which the mural sits, repair and renovate the mural and rehang the mural. If you agree that this important part of Leeds industrial heritage should be protected, please sign this petition.
Petition to Rosanne Pillai & Associates, Sihle Zikalala, Fawzia Peer, Bomo Edna Molewa, Ashley Starkey, Annie van de Venter, Veliswa Baduza, Nkosinathi Emmanuel Mthethwa, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, Selven Marimuthoo, Peter Makaneta, Thembinkosi Ngcobo, Musa Mbhele, Sipho Nzuza
SAVE THE CATO MANOR INDIAN CEMETERY
The historic CATO MANOR INDIAN CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM was established circa 1900 by the early Indian Settlers in that area. Fast forward to 2017, the cemetery and crematorium are a far cry from their original splendour. Due to mismanagement by the trustees of the cemetery, the old graves have been desecrated through the infilling of sand and rubble, and is now a thriving freight container depot run by SECONA FREIGHT LOGISTICS cc. Environmental and Town Planning laws have been flouted and the once proud history of the Indian folk of Cato Manor is under threat. Help Save this Historic Site by compelling the Trustees of the Cemetery Association to remove the Freight Container Business and rehabilitate the cemetery and crematorium and preserve it as a historical site. Help Save the Cato Manor Indian Cemetery & Crematorium by forcing the government authorities to take enforcement action against the transgressors and bring this historic site back to its original splendour. We cannot allow our once proud history and culture to disappear. Visit https://www.facebook.com/catomanorcemetery/ for more information.