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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.

Iain McGillivray
10,815 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Lord True

Accept the Twickenham Alive proposal to reinstate a Lido on Twickenham Riverside

During consultations with local stakeholders it has become clear that there is a wish to bring back a Lido on Twickenham Riverside. Twickenham Alive has identified a successful "courtyard" style lido with health spa in Bristol which would fit into the site available. The success and popularity of the Lido in Bristol has given the Bristol Lido the confidence to invest in a second Lido in Reading. The Bristol Lido concept is a proven financial success which would ensure the long term future and sustainability of the facility. More importantly though, it provides the local people with an everyday escape from modern life, an accessible urban retreat. The Richmond Card would be welcome at the lido and spa, offering discounts and special offers to residents. Should the Twickenham Alive proposal be accepted by Richmond Council, the guys from Bristol Lido would be happy to come to Twickenham and build a lido on Twickenham Riverside providing the funding and organising the build; supporting the Twickenham Lido on a financial and operational level. A video of Bristol Lido, with health spa and restaurant/cafe, can be seen here Bristol Lido Video We have the finance, the expertise and support, and only need around a quarter of the site available, so we ask Richmond Council to accept the proposal to reinstate Twickenham Lido on Twickenham Riverside which would go forward at no cost to the taxpayer or the Council and provide a leisure and sport facility for the people of Twickenham and surrounding areas. Such a facility on Twickenham Riverside would act as a Magnet and contribute to the rejuvenation of the town as well as providing a sport and leisure facility for local people. We also propose to reinstate boathouses on the site which were lost during the Second World War which could be used by local river based sports clubs such as the Stand Up Paddleboarding club and the proposed Eel Pie Museum. Twickenham Riverside used to be a vibrant area for the local community with its lido and boathouses. Please support our petition and help us persuade the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to reinstate Twickenham's Lido.

Twickenham Lido
3,700 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Kerry McCarthy MP, BT, Virgin Media, Sky, VirginMedia

Better broadband speeds for Barkleys Hill, Bristol and environs

October Update: We have the quote and are now fundraising for the upgrade click here to donate We would like to petition the main broadband suppliers (BT, Sky, Virgin) to improve the substandard internet connection on Barkleys Hill and the neighbouring streets of Little Parr Close, Baileys Mead Road and The Chine. Superfast broadband is defined as a connection with download speeds of 24Mb or above. Broadband under 2Mb is considered to be slow enough to apply for a government grant.We have one of slowest internet connections in Bristol with download speeds of 2Mb to 5Mb and yet many of the surrounding roads in the area get download speeds of 22Mb to 40Mb. Our local exchange, Fishponds New (SSFIS), is enabled for Openreach FTTC and should be able to provide a better speed however the broadband suppliers need some additional convincing that it is financially worth their while to upgrade the connection. I am hoping that with this petition and completing the 'register your interest' links will help with this. Barkleys Hill is a family area and the slow speeds are surely putting a strain on households with the increase in mobile devices, streaming TV shows and sharing photos. Any resident trying to run a home business would struggle to keep an effective connection with the current speed levels. We would therefore urge residents and local businesses to push suppliers to take action to enforcing superfast broadband in the area to enable homes and offices to maximise their internet experience and to remove the current limitations and difficulties they face with lower upload speeds. Please check the website for updates and how you can help:https://sites.google.com/site/barkleysbroadband I would urge all signees to register their interest directly as this will also make a big impact: BT: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/speed-checker/Virgin: http://www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet/Sky: https://fibre.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-options/sky-fibre-broadband/

Eva B
130 supporters