Petition to Selby District Council, John Cattanach
Save our village! No more housing developments to be approved in Sherburn in Elmet.
Although Selby District Council have recognised a need for further homes in the district, enough applications have already been approved in our village. An application for 498 Red Row homes has already been approved between Moor Lane and Low Street, 150 of these properties are already completed and the next stage is underway. An application for 120 Strata homes has been approved and building is underway behind Carousel Walk and the Pastures. Three further planning applications have been submitted for the following: 270 houses to be built to the east of Hodgsons Lane 135 houses to be built behind Springfield Road and Springfield Court 60 houses to be built behind Pinfold Garth Sherburn in Elmet will be unable to support any further developments being approved which include any pending application for the following reasons: · Increased Traffic. Sherburn Crossroads is already congested in rush hour. Not only are these crossroads used by the local residents but also by commuters. Introducing more traffic to the area would only escalate the situation. · Parking is not adequate in the village especially at school times and weekends. · Small Petrol Station. South Milford Petrol Station is the only petrol station in the vicinity to the local residents without driving to Tadcaster. Not only is the petrol station used by residents in surrounding villages, it is also used by commuters and vehicles from the Sherburn Industrial Estate. It would cause chaos if hundreds of additional vehicles began using the Petrol Station especially in busy periods. The Station has already had an increased in shoppers due to the Marks and Spencer's food chain opening. · Sherburn Doctors. As population is ever increasing in the village no more doctors surgeries have been built. An increase in numbers to this service is not viable at its current capacity. · Schools. Although there are two primary schools in Sherburn in Elmet and one high school. An increase in population would have a detrimental effect on local parents and children with the schools already being at a near full capacity. · Loss of Greenfield Land. Residents of this village enjoy living in Sherburn in Elmet because of the surroundings and value the area greatly. Consistent building is resulting in Greenfield Land being lost to accommodate for more housing. On speaking to many residents people are saddened by this and do not want to see anymore building on our precious Greenfield Sites. · Loss of habitat. Many of the sites chosen for development are and have been inhabited by wildlife. This needs to be taken into consideration when destroying such habitats so future generations can enjoy the same as we have. Please show your support by signing this petition so we can raise awareness to Selby District Council that the approval of all these planning applications are causing devastating upset to the local community. We do not want to see any more housing developments being approved in our area. Sherburn in Elmet has already had its fair share in the district.
Petition to Swindon, Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Borough Council - Save our FREE outdoor skatepark at the Oasis
It doesn't look much but the Oasis outdoor skatepark is the best skatepark in Swindon which people can use for free. There's always been a skatepark at the Oasis since it was built in 1976 but now it looks as if it's going without replacement in a planned new development of the site. So far the plans show no free outdoor skatepark, BMX track or cycle speedway. Children and adults from all over the town centre come together daily to use this skatepark from all different walks of life. Some will argue that this skatepark is an embarrassment to Swindon when you see what other skateparks in other much smaller towns and villages look like, but this is what Swindon has to offer and it needs protecting, saving and hopefully improving for future generations. The sad thing is that it looks as if the skatepark will be taken away by developers who won't spare any space to save our skatepark and the BMX and cycle speedway tracks on the current Oasis site. Looking at the plans there's no room for the free outdoor skatepark, BMX track or cycle speedway. As someone who knows a lot of children and adults who regularly use this spot - We know that if it's taken away there will be no suitable place for these riders to practice their sport in Swindon which may resort to people riding around the town centre again causing annoyance. Saving this skatepark will mean the people of Swindon will have a safe place to practice their sports which keep them off the streets and healthy. Losing will mean Swindon has failed their youth and sport section in its entirety. We should be promoting any free activity which encourages children and adults to exercise. Lets call on Swindon Borough Council and the developers to save this skatepark and while we are at it save the BMX track and also the cycle speedway next to it which are both unique facilities for their users.
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.
Petition to Lady Sylvia Hermon, FM ARLENE FOSTER, Jeremy Corbyn MP
Please save our Victorian homes of 11-17 Southwell Road, Bangor, Co. Down from demolition and allow all residents to remain living there.
Please could you support our petition regarding saving numbers 11-17 Southwell Road. Currently, as part of the Queen's Parade development, there is a planned proposal to demolish these homes. The homes are situated at the Southwell Road/ King Street perimeter, and are not a hindrance to the Queen's Parade development which is taking place. It is not as if these houses are an obstacle to the development, as they are not actually in the centre of the site. The Queen’s Parade development can be built without demolishing these houses. In two of the development plans, the proposal was to keep the houses. Therefore, surely it is not a requirement to remove them. What is the problem in keeping them we ask! Is it another money making exercise for the developers? We do not see the point in knocking down unique, Victorian homes which are in good structural condition and a key part of Bangor's heritage, in order to replace them with 2016/ 2017 modern flats. Regarding number 15, the Reynolds family have lived there for 85 years. This property was the residence of the late Dr. Hugh Francis Reynolds M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., who held his practice there, and his wife Mrs. Mabel Reynolds. Other residents were J.J. Reynolds (retired RIC) and F.J. Reynolds (retired RAF/ Royal Mail Manager). The current resident is Gavan Reynolds. The Reynolds family, who stay in Scotland, visit their ancestral home regularly, and also consider it their home that they love dearly. These are not just buildings, but homes with a background and culture, which are significant to those living there. Remember the Tonic Cinema, Pickie Pool, Barry's Amusements, the beaches and other Victorian homes! These are all key pillars of Bangor's culture, which were demolished. The people of Bangor deserve better, and we should preserve Ulster and Ireland's heritage. Please sign to save our homes. Your support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Gavan and Frank Reynolds
Petition to Simon Jones
NO to Premier Inn in St David's, Pembrokeshire
No to Premier Inn, St David's Facts Premier Inn is not contributing financially to the construction of the social housing or swimming pool in St David's The land on which Premier Inn propose to build was earmarked just for housing in the Local Development Plan Premier Inn won't support local businesses, it will undermine them The land being sold to Premier Inn is privately owned by someone outside of Pembrokeshire. None of the funds raised will go towards the housing, swimming pool, or back into the community Premier Inn needs the community housing in order to exist here. The housing does not need and should not support Premier Inn Premier Inn are part of a large multinational company. This development could potentially pave the way for more big chains within our beautiful city, destroying independently run businesses and threatening our cultural identity "The City's role as an attractive historic centre is protected and enhanced and the hotel and guest house accommodation is adequate to serve the needs of visitors" - Pembrokeshire National Parks Local Development Plan 2010-2021 Please sign if you support us!
Petition to Mr. Bim Afolami MP
Independent Public Enquiry into Hitchin Town Hall & North Hertfordshire Museum
We the Hitchin Public demand the truth from North Herts District Council regarding unanswered questions pertaining to the newly built Hitchin Town Hall & Museum. We are led to believe that there has been an estimated overspend of several million pounds on the project. It is wrong that taxpayers will have to pay for this fiasco. We demand to know how this overspend has been caused. We hope that an Independent Public Enquiry can uncover the truth.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop York Council from Bulldozing through Holgate Community Garden and Play Park
Holgate Community Garden and Play Park is a green haven for inner city dwellers in York, which is soon to be demolished to make way for a road to service a new development in York Central. This is despite the fact that there are several alternative options to build a road nearby that would not destroy green space, nor impact negatively on existing residents. Bulldozing through this site will destroy what is for many local residents their only garden; a central point for exercising, gardening and socialising. Residents in this part of Holgate have tiny yards that are not suitable for exercising children or pets. The garden and basketball court are therefore well loved and actively used on a daily basis by families, dog walkers and gardening enthusiasts. Due to lack of council funding, the area was until 2011 quite neglected with unused flower beds, graffiti-covered walls and regular rubbish deposits. The creation of Holgate Community Garden by Julie Fern galvanised the local community into action to transform this space into a beautiful, tranquil site filled with flowers, vegetables and well cared for play equipment. The local residents have generously invested large sums of their own money in this project and carried out the work as a collective team. The result has been a transformation. It is now a beautiful place that residents are proud of and use daily with great enthusiasm. The road would negatively impact the area by: Removing a space to exercise and play. Destroying the opportunity for children to learn gardening skills and eat produce that they have grown themselves. Causing safety concerns for children living near a busy road. Destroying a range of ancient trees. Destroying a habitat for bats and local wildlife. Increasing noise, light and air pollution to intolerable and unsafe levels for the residents of Cleveland Street, Upper St Paul’s Terrace and Wilton Rise. Destroying a space where friendships are formed and flourish through regular gardening days, barbecues, picnics and craft events. To bulldoze through Holgate Community Garden and Play Park would be to bulldoze through the social cohesion and healthy living that the residents have fought hard to foster in this area. Please sign this petition to show your support and save our garden!
Petition to email@example.com
Stop the access road leading to Warren Rd, next to Falkland and Park House Schools.
Application No: 18/00828/OUTMAJ & 18/00764/OUTMAJ PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT SANDLEFORD PARK. AN UPDATE, 12 APR 18: Bloor Homes and Donnington New Homes have both submitted new Planning Applications for their respective patches of Sandleford Park. The Wash Common Action Group intend to get together some valid objection points in the near future once we have read everything, that can be used if you would like to, in an objection letter to West Berkshire Council - I will let you know where these objection points will be displayed and they can be cut and paste into your email as you see fit. EVERY objection letter sent is crucial, from ALL the adults in your household/local family, as the number of objectors speak a thousand words. Please remember that all objections need to be measurable and factual. They will not consider objection letters involving emotions, just statistics/facts. However, luckily for us there are plenty of these to suggest that the Warren Road access should no longer be considered. Thank you for your support so far.Best wishes, Julie Enquiries to email: firstname.lastname@example.org Part of this application includes the formation of a new means of access onto Warren Road, which is next to Park House Secondary School and on the opposite side of the road from Falkland Primary School. I would like to ask for support to try to stop this from happening. As all parents with children at these schools and local residents already know, it is already a congested area on the adjoining Andover Road. To add to the traffic by adding a presumably well used new means of access would have the potential to be life-threatening. Please would you sign this petition and please make sure it has your name and address so that your views will be taken into account by the Planning & Countryside Service (they will not accept anonymous comments). Please sign, share the petition and also don't forget to write your objections to email@example.com separately. Your support in the petition will not count as an objection and so a letter is crucial. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE MUST LET THEM KNOW LOCAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE JUNCTION IS STILL STRONG!