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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan

Save the Shepherd's Bush Market Businesses

Shepherd's Bush Market is one of London's long standing Markets, established in 1914. For over 100 years, the independent traders of Shepherds Bush Market have kept the open-air stalls and railway arches open for business, rain or shine. Famed for its broad offering of exotic foods, fabrics, jewellery, fashion and much more, all for good value, it is one of London's well loved and frequented markets.  Many of the businesses within this 100+ year old market are family-run, and have been passed down from generation to generation.  The SBMTA - Shepherd's Bush Market Tenants' Association have strived for many years to raise awareness to protect and secure this exceptional community of ethnically diverse, independent, and unique businesses. In 2014, Transport for London sold the market to redevelopers Orion Land & Leisure, for the development of a private block of 200+ luxury flats adjoining Shepherd’s Bush Market. In the 12 months that have followed, over 10% of the Market businesses have closed down, and the remaining businesses' livelihoods are being threatened. The redeveloper’s scheme is removing the tenants' security and forcing additional costs and liability onto the Market businesses. It is wrong that the Shepherd's Bush Market Businesses should be compromised. Please sign this petition to show your support for the SBMTA and the businesses of Shepherd's Bush Market, and help us in our battle to protect and preserve these valuable, long-standing, independent businesses.

SBMTA Shepherd's Bush Market Tenants' Association
9,754 supporters
Decision maker responded 2 weeks ago

Petition to Sadiq Khan, Transport For London

Clean air for Camberwell

We call on the Mayor of London and Transport for London to  replace buses on all routes passing through Camberwell Green with hybrid, hydrogen or electric buses by 2018. Southwark Green Party's recent monitoring of nitrogen dioxide pollution around Camberwell Green has shown that annual levels at the bus stops outside Butterfly Walk/McDonalds on Denmark Hill are more than twice the legal EU limit. The monitor outside McDonalds measured 84 micrograms per cubic metre, while the legal EU limit is 40. Camberwell Green is a busy high street and major bus interchange, with 15 bus routes and hundreds of people waiting there at all hours of the day. Among those exposed to these extremely high levels of pollution are the most vulnerable members of our community: young children, older people and patients attending appointments at King’s College Hospital, including pregnant women and people with pre-existing respiratory and heart conditions. Of the 20 nitrogen dioxide monitors installed by Southwark Green Party around the borough, only two were below the EU limit. The 11 monitors placed outside shops, cafés and schools around the Camberwell Green junction  were all far above the EU limit. This new evidence suggests that shopping or changing buses at Camberwell Green is a serious and acute health hazard, with a huge cumulative impact on the health of local residents. We welcome the Mayor’s proposal to introduce 12 Low Emission Bus Zones. One of these zones is identified as ‘Camberwell to New Cross’, but these zones will not be completed until 2020. The Mayor’s proposal also only deals with buses on one axis of this polluted junction. We want to see buses on the routes from Elephant and Castle to Brixton and Dulwich cleaned up too. This would make  the highly polluted corridors of Walworth Road, Camberwell New Road, Peckham Road and Coldharbour Lane healthier places to live. Camberwell residents cannot wait until 2020 for action. A child born at King’s College Hospital and growing up in Camberwell today is exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution, putting them at risk of asthma, allergies, cognitive and behavioural problems and stunted lung development, leading to lifelong health problems.

Southwark Green Party
202 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Haringey Council

Save Highgate Library

Friends of Highgate Library - Shepherds Hill oppose the proposed 'co-location' as it is being termed, of Highgate Library and Jacksons Lane Arts Centre. Highgate Library is a lovely and accessible facility, used by families, individuals and students across Haringey and we want to protect it. We are non-political and non-partisan. We oppose this for the following reasons: ·       We will lose forever our purpose-built library building,  which has housed the library for over a hundred years and which is a bright, user friendly facility. .       Highgate Library was fully refurbished in 2002, it is not in a huge state of disrepair. Jacksons Lane Arts Centre does need extensive and expensive renovation works simply to stay within it's current building and modernise. ·       The library would be housed in Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, which even with refurbishment will be an unsuitable place to site a library because of noise, conflicts of usage, lack of daylight. ·       The library will lose its autonomy. It will be the junior partner in this so-called 'co-location' with Jacksons Lane Arts Centre. This will mean in future that should Jacksons Lane require more space, the library will be forced to contract and probably in the end disappear. .     Maintaining a library service doesn't mean maintaining a library. Our single usage library is peaceful, open to all, free to use and a well loved, much used community asset, with well trained library staff and services.  It's already world class, with a beautiful garden: it's a precious oasis and it's free; we don't want to lose it! Highgate Library is the only free public access space in the locality. It is open to young and old, those with disabilities, those from all backgrounds. As a free space it is a vital sanctuary to the community. This would be utterly undermined by this proposed move. .     Friends of Highgate Library - Shepherds Hill have some fantastic ideas for how to make our library even better, it is therefore a shame that Haringey Council are not listening to our local community voices. .    Highgate Library's garden cannot be replicated at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre. Once lost to the public and sold to developers, Highgate Library and it's garden would be in private hands, to do whatever they liked with and we would lose a public service and space asset forever. The garden is a much needed green lung for London in an already polluted locality. .      To email your local councillor: https://www.minutes.haringey.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1 will direct you to your councillor. Highgate Library falls into Crouch End, for where the councillors are:  Natan.doron@haringey.gov.uk jason.arthur@haringey.gov.uk sarah.elliott@haringey.gov.uK .       To contact Catherine West MP: catherine.west.mp@parliament.uk  

Tamara Cincik
1,558 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Amber Rudd MP, Sadiq Khan

SOS #SaveOurStations

We are extremely concerned about the plans to close eight police stations in Lambeth. Brixton station would remain as the only publicly accessible station to report crimes in the borough. The following stations would close: Kennington Streatham Loughborough Junction Cobalt Square Clement Avenue Coldharbour Lane Norwood Road Cavendish Road The Government has made huge cuts to the police, with even deeper cuts on the way.  Between 2010 and 2020, £1 billion will have been cut from the London Met police budget.  We believe visible community-based policing is vital to tackling crime and providing reassurance to all residents, especially at a time when London has seen a rise in serious violence and terrorist attacks. We call on the Government to reconsider their cuts to our police service and work with the Mayor of London and local authorities to keep our police stations open.   Cllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Cabinet Member for Healthier & Stronger Communities Chuka Umunna MP, Member of Parliament for Streatham Kate Hoey MP, Member of Parliament for Vauxhll Helen Hayes MP, Member of Parliament for Dulwich & West Norwood Marsha de Cordova MP, Member of Parliament for Battersea and Councillor for Larkhall Ward Florence Eshalomi AM, London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark Nick Mason OBE, Chair, Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Board  Minister Lorraine Jones, Founder, Dwaynamics Dr Mahamed Hashi, Chair, Pan-London Stop & Search Network Cllr David Amos, North Lambeth Neighbourhood Lead Cllr Nigel Haselden, Clapham Neighbourhood Lead Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, Brixton Neighbourhood Lead Cllr Fred Cowell, Norwood Neighbourhood Lead Cllr John Kazantzis, Streatham Neighbourhood Lead

Cllr Mohammed Seedat
522 supporters