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Petition to Dr Matthew Patrick

Love Cinema? Save The Cinema Museum

I am a volunteer at The Cinema Museum, I love film, cinema and what those shared experiences can mean for people and how it brings people together. The old Lambeth Workhouse where filmmaker Charlie Chaplin spent some of his childhood has been home to The Cinema Museum for 19 years. That local historic film connection makes it a perfect home for us. Despite numerous attempts to buy the building over the years and promises in writing from SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) that they would sell it to the Museum for a fair and independent price, they are now planning to sell at speed to the highest bidder, telling them The Cinema Museum’s lease expires in March 2018, implying that we can be easily evicted. The Museum has never asked SLaM for charity – its prepared to pay a fair price to secure its home and its future so why does SLaM keep refusing to do that? The Cinema Museum is willing to work with potential developers to find a solution that provides affordable housing without destroying cinema heritage, our Museum and our important community-wellbeing work. The Museum is entirely run by volunteers at no cost to the public purse and it has a committed following – proven when the Museum recently won the Time Out Love London award. We call on Dr Matthew Patrick at the NHS Trust and the board of SLaM, to keep their promise, be fair to the Museum who have provided vital community services (as well as housing the countries most significant collection of cinema memorabilia) and agree to work with us to find a solution that guarantees not just their sale profits, but also our sustainable future. Please sign and share, our future depends on it!   

Liz Waldy
22,298 supporters
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Petition to Gavin Patterson, Clive Selley

Bring Fibre Broadband to cabinet 2 at East Wickham, Welling.

For most people a fast reliable broadband connection is a necessity. Unfortunately, for some residents of East Wickham in Welling an extremely slow connection is all that's available. If your internet connection is via a standard telephone line it makes no difference what Internet Service Provider you choose. They all connect via a BT/Openreach street cabinet, and if thats not fibre enabled, the internet is very slow! The area that is served by the BT/Openreach cabinet called "Kidbrooke PCP2" has no other option but to use this old slow ADSL connection. BT/Openreach were scheduled to enable the cabinet for fibre broadband in 2010. Since that date BT/Openreach have given many excuses, the most popular is that there are too many cables and pipes in the location of the proposed new cabinet. This means that there is no fibre broadband available and hundreds of local households have to suffer from a substandard internet connection. The speed averages 3-4Mbps down and 0.2Mbps up, meaning that sometimes it's impossible to use the internet. For example, it's not possible to watch Netflix, Youtube or iPlayer when anyone else is using the same connection. Also, uploading files of more than a few megabytes in size is not possible, and working from home via the internet is simply not feasible.  What makes this even worse is that every other telephone cabinet in the local area has been upgraded long ago and other options like Virgin are not available. Last year new houses were built on the old Hill View council site and have fibre directly to the house, bypassing the need for a telephone cabinet. They enjoy 330Mbps download speeds and a useable internet connection. The area is about nine miles from central London and yet the internet speed for people connected to this cabinet is slower than some of the most remote places in the UK. We call on BT/Openreach to upgrade the "Kidbrooke PCP2" cabinet now, without delay. How to help. Sign this petition and ask others to do the same. Register with Virgin Media, the more people that register the better! Ask our MP James Brokenshire to talk to Openreach about the problem Complain to Openreach Complain to @OpenreachGB on Twitter Complain to BT Send your story to BBC Watchdog More information can be found at These could be the affected postcodes: DA16 2RE  DA16 2RJ  DA16 3QU DA16 3RT DA16 3RH DA16 3NL DA16 3RL  DA16 3LQ  DA16 3LG  DA16 3RB DA16 3RE DA16 3LW DA16 3NP DA16 3NR DA16 3RA DA16 3LH DA16 3RD DA16 3AH  DA16 3LL  DA16 3LN DA16 3LD DA16 3RG 

Steve Jackson
246 supporters