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Petition to Yorkshire Water

Farnley Reservoir safety measures & cleaniness conditions

Farnley Balancing Reservoir was built in 1973. This location is of a main importance to the local area.  I've being in constant contact with Yorkshire Water & Leeds City Council over the past Three years regarding the safety & condition of this reservoir. So far I've had no joy.  This reservoir mainly attracts families and lone children with this site being located so close to Mcdonalds.  Yorkshire Water claim that they will do nothing to make this reservoir safe for families to visit during to fast approaching summer. They keep assuring me that Leeds City Council own this site. No life saving equipment available. Yorkshire Water have assured me there installing some new warning signs but have failed to mention when these will be installed.  Having had a meeting with Leeds City Council Park Department on the 13th July i raised my concerns about this reservoir once again. Hopefully my concerns sunk in.  There is also another meeting sometime in the foreseeable future with the people mentioned below. A date for this will be updated. If anyone wishes to attend please let me know & raise your concerns. If anyone knows of any incidents at this reservoir then please get in touch this will be discussed at the meeting.  My main concern of this reservoir are. * The height of the fall or jump * The depth of the water - this changes and is unpredictable * Submerged objects may not be visible * Lack of safety equipment and increased difficulty for rescue * Another hazard uneven paths ( tree roots) Yorkshire Water have a strict policy of no Bathing in every reservoir. With this reservoir of concern they've provided a lack of warning sign. I've walked around the perimeter to only find one warning sign provided by Yorkshire Water. This to me is a neglect to public safety. Whereas Leeds City Council have recently installed 4 new warning signs. Installing warning sign may be a good idea to persuade people not to enter open water. Yet this will have no effect if people trip,slip or even pushed into deep unsafe water. People I've contacted about this are Yorkshire Water, Leeds City Council, WestYorkshire Fire & Rescue Service & my local MP Rachael Reeves. As mentioned above if anyone knows of any incidents at this reservoir that haven't being reported then please please get in touch enough is enough. Action needs to be taken from Yorkshire Water & Leeds City Council. Public safety is PARAMOUNT  PROTECT our children #besafearoundopenwater #bewateraware #coldwaterkills I'm not asking for much. Just to secure this reservoir. Further information provided from RLSS- ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of theses drownings occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety.  Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year 50 are known to be children & thousand more suffer Injury's some life changing. One person dies every 20hours in the UK. Drowning is also the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the UK. Summer Water Safety advice from WYFRS This petition isn't just aimed around winter. This is aimed all year round.  

Daniel Riley
186 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Miri City Council

Fix our tourist attractions for a successful Visit Miri Year 2018

Visit Miri 2018 is just around the corner but our tourist attractions in the city centre are not ready. They are either in very bad situation or not operating at all.  1. Grand Old Lady and Petroleum Museum - “substandard touch up on our important landmark and the museum is closed until further notice.”  2. Miri City Fan Park - “Missing tiles everywhere, paints peeling off from the walls, exposing nails and wires at the bench, water fountain is not working and landscaping is substandard” 3. Miri Cultural and Heritage Museum - “Promised to be opened in last September in the historical Residence House but to date, no renovation is done. The place is left with rubbish inside and outside the building.”  4. Miri Marina Central Park - “RM5million taxpayer was reported spent on the park. Construction seems to have stopped but the park is half finished. Facilities are not functioning.” 5. Bulatan Park - “The clock on the tower is forever not functioning. Drainage is very bad with water pooling on the walking path, park, children playground. Missing rubbish bin etc” 6. Miri Public Park - “Children playground is broken for many months, the hanging bridge towers in need for a repaint. The shower facility at the water playground is broken. The children facility in the water playground is mouldy” 7. Tanjong Lobang Park - “The oldest recreational park in Miri is in very bad condition. Rust and sharp edges found on children playground. Having a warning band is not enough, it should be fixed or removed altogether. The huts have damaged rooftops and the walkway is mudfilled making it impossible to walk without getting dirty.” More 1.  Senadin residents have reflected there is a lack of running park and they have to resort to running in the housing areas at risk of knocking down by cars or bitten by dogs. 

Vincent Wong
1,798 supporters
This petition won 4 months ago

Petition to Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland

Stop Coillte Teoranta's development (Ref: 1751674) at Lis na Grá woods Muff, Donegal.

Coillte Teoranta plan to make permanent changes to the pristine woodland habitat at Lis na Grá, Muff, County Donegal, which is located close to the start / end of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way route.  Coillte Teoranta's planned forest road development (reference Donegal County Council application number 1751674) will destory a highly sensitive section of woodland and will result in an unrecoverable loss of habitat in an area which is home to many native species including, but not limited to the red squirrel, pine martin, long eared bat, Irish hare, jay, great spotted woodpecker, buzzard and raven. Many generations of local people, visitors and also film crews (BBC & TG4) have enjoyed the stunning natural beauty, unrivalled peace and also the tranquillity which can be found at Lis na Grá.  This development by Coillte Teoranta and it's associated construction and harvesting traffic, also raise concerns for public safety on the Donegal County Council roadway at Lis na Grá, which is a public right of way that is used by visitors, walkers, parents who cycle with children and those who commute to / from local schools and shops in the nearby village of Muff.  The local and wider community object to Coillte Teoranta's plans and are calling on Donegal County Council to refuse planning application number 1751674 as it stands. The deadline for written objections to Donegal County Council is Friday December  8th 2017 with the offical decision date being January 9th 2018.  

Bren Whelan
2,826 supporters