Petition to Main Issues Report - Petition - West of Quarry Drive & Planetreeyetts
Save Our Greenbelt - West of Quarry Drive & Planetreeyetts - Kilmacolm
Opposition to proposed plans to change land from Greenbelt to Residential, in fields at 'West of Quarry Drive' & 'Planetreeyetts' in Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, Scotland. If this is to be approved, this area of outstanding natural beauty, would be destroyed forever, to make way to build 52 private non affordable houses, (with only 10% required for social affordable housing), and with an option to increase this up to 200 private houses at the next development phase. This area is currently used widely by the local community for activity and leisure, such as by people walking their dogs, rambling groups, children playing and discovering nature, and horses grazing. It's also the home to alot of natural wildlife. Locals feel they weren't properly informed of these plans, and also that a building development would have no benefit to the village whatsoever. Reasons being the village infrastructure wouldn't cope, and the beautiful and unique character of the village would be lost forever! There are also major concerns building on this Greenbelt would set a president in the village, as many other developers have already circled numerous other Greenbelt sites in village, and would be keen to destroy these areas for profit too! We will keep this petition running until our Greenbelt and village is safe, and until it has been taken OFF the 'Preferred Option 1' hit list by Inverclyde Council. And when the proposal to change these beautiful fields from Greenbelt to Residential is REMOVED. Inverclyde Council will release their plans in March 2018. We will also lobby Scottish Parliament to find out why their allowing so many Greenbelts to be built upon, and are encouraging councils to release Greenbelt land, when there are currently so many available Brownfield sites available. We firmly believe Brownfield sites should be used up first for any future projected housing shortfalls, and regeneration on these areas should always be done first, before destroying more of our countryside. Please sign our petition to help stop private profit based developers, and political policies, from destroying more of our beautiful Greenbelt, and our local communities that live in these areas! And please join our campaign on facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431097723624816/
Petition to Sean Clarke, Sean Clarke CEO Asda, Theresa May MP
STOP THE REMOVAL OF ASDA CHEESY BALLS FROM THE SHELVES OF SMALLER STORES. NO ASDA, NO.
Asda cheesy balls, large sharing pack, have been the ‘daddy’ of cheesy balls for some time now. They have the right balance between crunch (without being sharp on the roof of the mouth) and cheesy flavour (not too much, where your teeth get all kind of weird and claggy) Today was a distressing day at the Asda store in Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire. No Asda Cheesy Balls to be found in the usual place on the usual shelf. This brought on shortness of breath. I had to stare at a box of Jaffa cakes to help me calm down. On enquiry, I was told by the friendly manager at the store, that they were being removed from the shelf range. Every where? I asked. “No”, he replied. He looked a bit sad. This could be happening to YOU too, at one of their smaller stores with limited shelf space. Don’t be complacent about this, we’ve all been there, ‘oh, it’ll never happen to me’. The chance of it ever happening to me never even crossed my mind. Why should those with only a smaller store locally have to endure a deficit in access to Asda Cheesy Balls? Across the country rural areas have had to endure reduced public transport services, slower internet speeds, and poorer access to health facilities. It’s time to draw a line in the sand. Please sign and support. I thank you for your time and support. Kevin Rowland
Petition to Children Young People and Lifelong Learning Commitee
Save Ae Primary school
The potential closure of this fantastic rural school would be a resounding blow to the local community and surrounding area. This school is an astounding resource utilised by young and old alike. With the resources and building already on site, the quality of education at Ae Primary school is outstanding and it is provided in a nurturing and welcoming environment. With fresh, home cooked meals, a breakfast club and great quality childcare situated in the village this school has the whole package. Set in the heart of the beautiful Ae Forest which provides an amazing locale for outdoor learning opportunities and activities. This allows the children at Ae Primary to have the chance to gain essential life skills whilst consolidating they're learning over and above the usual standard curriculum.
Petition to Pembrokeshire County Council, David Fitzsimon
Pembrokeshire County Council - Please Don't Evict the Russells From Causeway Garage!
The Russells, Ian and Caroline, along with their children have lived and worked at Causeway Garage near Camrose for over 15 years. This small, family run business is well supported by locals who appreciate immensely all the hard work and dedication that the couple give. In a nutshell, they provide an excellent service reminiscent of the good old days when the reputation of a family business was everything. Despite being situated in a rural area, the garage (having existed for many decades) has within less than a mile: a slaughter house, a timber yard and a concrete and stoneware manufacturer. The garage is next to two 1960's (or thereabouts) properties of no historical importance and a large new build which is being erected immediately next door. Despite this, the Russells have been repeatedly refused permission to build their own home and have lived on site in a caravan ..... which they now are being forced to leave. Pembrokeshire County Council have stated that there is no need for them to live on site. We, as longstanding customers, completely and utterly disagree. The security of vehicles left overnight at the garage is paramount. The Council says a large security fence would suffice. This would be ugly and intrusive. Why not simply allow Ian and Caroline to build their home next to their established place of work and ensure the safety of vehicles and expensive garage equipment? It would be a crying shame to lose this wonderful little garage - a rural business, in a rural area serving local people. We urge PCC to reconsider their decision.
Petition to The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Andy McDonald mp
Lorry drivers must use Commercial Sat Navs
All lorry drivers who use satnavs should be compelled to use commercial models. The nuisance and damaging effects of heavy lorries are a serious problem for many rural communities, and those who use and enjoy the countryside. Some large lorries are using small country lanes as rat runs or short cuts – causing considerable damage, noise, pollution and intimidation along the way. It only takes one lorry to thunder down a country lane or through a quiet village to unnerve a walker, cyclist or horse rider. Making it mandatory for drivers of commercial vehicles to use commercial Sat Navs would go a long way towards reducing this traffic on our rural lanes. Lorry Sat Navs are like normal car Sat Navs, but they include bridge heights, narrow roads, and roads unsuitable for lorries. In addition, they allow the driver to enter the lorry's dimensions - height, width, weight and load – so they are only guided along suitable roads.