Petition to Sajid Javid
Launch an independent inquiry into air quality data falsification at Cheshire East Council
The recent admission by Cheshire East Council that an officer or officers have deliberately and systematically manipulated and falsified air quality data readings between 2012 to 2014 has finally destroyed what remained of our confidence and belief in our council members and officers. This latest confession comes on the back of the: Suspension of the CEO of Cheshire East Council, Mr Mike Suarez, in April 2017 pending an investigation. Resignation of Mr Michael Jones over contracts awarded to his personal physiotherapist's firm in 2015. Lyme Green Waste Transfer Station Fiasco in 2013/14. The suspension of Bill Norman, Head of Legal Services in July 2017. Cheshire East has now initiated yet another investigation into the behaviour of senior officers connected with the deliberately and systematically manipulation and falsification of air quality data readings. In addition Cheshire Police are also investigating the matter. In addition, this deliberate and systematic manipulation and falsification of air quality data readings may have also had a material effect upon planning decisions and Section 106 awards during this time. We believe that Cheshire East Council has therefore lost all credibility with the residents and electorate of our region and we call upon the Secretary of State to initiate an independent enquiry into the actions and behaviour of the members and officers of Cheshire East Council to restore public confidence.
Petition to Lambeth council, Gareth Ball
Reject the Planning Application for Closing Club 414 #save414
Please register your objection via the planning application on the Lambeth Council site:https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=OTYH09BOJXO00People have traveled from all of the UK and abroad to visit this iconic club for the quality events they have organised for decades now.Club 414 is known to be a 'home from home' to many, with the warm reception given by the owners and staff as well as the love and care given to all who visit this club.London is now crammed full of 'trendy' restaurants, bars and soulless venues providing dreary events with no substance. People will become bored of that trend, yet they have never tired of this club!On this basis I strongly believe that this planning application is both an insult to London as well as those who have loyally frequented Brixton for this venue. It would be a ludicrous idea to allow this to happen as you will be carving yet another successful chunk of income from the economy.More clubs are being closed down to make room for the same fashionable restaurants and bars across the UK. Our culture is being destroyed in the idea of profit making.Saturating the market with the same will cause further profit losses not gains.Removing venues which are so close to people's hearts is becoming all too frequent and this venue is one which has stood its ground for more than 30 years and maintained a strong following while doing so. Please add your signature to this petition to help us #save414 and share this petition on twitter, facebook and any other social media you can so we can get the word out!
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 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 Andrew Benson
Wagamama in Reigate
Wagamama has been refused permission to open in Reigate. The council rejected the change of use from retail to restaurant on the huge old site of Edward Dean at 33 Bell Street. Sign here if you would like a Wagamama in Reigate and support the decision. We are flooded with Italian restaurants, Wagamama would bring footfall to the town and offer an alternative.
Petition to Save Billingham Signal Box from Demolition
Since 1900s this Signal Box has been a unique structure and stood tall in Billingham for decades. To see this demolished would be an insult to the community of Billingham and Teesside.
A structure like this should remain and be preserved. So many historic buildings in our local area have come and gone. With your help we can achieve what we set out to do, which is "Save our Signal Box"
Petition to Mark Carne, Medway Council
Clean up Luton Arches ! #lutonarches
We are Arches Local a Big Local group in the Chatham Medway area. One of our focal points is the Luton Arches, which local residents derived our name from. Though acting as a major gateway #lutonarches has become very rundown and a major eye sore. Looking at the broken window theory this has lead to it being a breeding ground for drug dealing, street drinking, littering, and various other antisocial behaviors. We would like to see the regeneration of the whole and surrounding area of the Luton Arches, and hope to act as catalyst for it. We have become majorly concerned at the associated health risks posed by the large number pigeons alive and dead nesting in the netting designed to keep them out under one of the arches. We are also concerned not only for our own communities welfare, but that of the pigeons who often become trapped in the netting leading to injury or death. The pigeons feces and disintegrated dead carcasses constantly drop down on the pedestrian walk way below. When these droppings dry, there is a risk it can become powdered and possibly float up into the air as dust, kicked up by passing feet. We are not doctors or scientists but we are worried If you inhale the pigeon dropping dust, you are possibly at risk of exposure to; Cryptococcal Meningitis, Salmonella and Listeria, Viral Encephalitis, E. Coli, among many others. We have contacted Network Rail about this issue and others, and we would hope they are already aware of the pigeon problem as they periodically turn up to do work like replacing the guttering recently, but never address any of the interconnected problems sufficiently. They have as yet not replied to any of our concerns even though we feel the associated health risks posed warrant an immediate response, though we appreciate they are a very large organisation. It can be hard to be heard sometimes over the bureaucracy, form filling, and bounced around departments. So this petition is to demonstrate that the people who live within Arches Local area and the wider community do care about where we live even if the current environment does not reflect this. We hope by people signing and sharing this petition it will lead at the least to Network Rail providing a solution to the pigeon problem that is beneficial to all parties, and we would not mind if they gave the wrought iron underbridge a lick of paint to ! We also call on Medway Council to use everything in their power to ensure that the pigeon issue among others related with the Luton Arches area is resolved. Thank you for your time and hopefully your support. Regards Arches Local
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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!