Petition to Andy Bellamy, Trevor Durham
Make Chesterfield Town Centre safer, remove extended hours licences in pubs and clubs.
In July 2016, loving father and ex-soldier Chris Henchliffe passed away, after being attacked outside the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield Town Centre, sustaining severe brain injuries. The incident occurred opposite the popular "Moo Bar", just feet away from some of the busiest pubs and bars in the Town Centre, in the early hours of the morning. Chris's family are heartbroken after such a massive loss, and want to make a positive step towards preventing this tragedy from happening to others. A number of bars in Chesterfield have extended hours licences, meaning people can continue to drink sometimes up until 6am. We believe that a licence limit of around 1.30am-2am would allow police, door staff and CCTV operators to monitor popular areas and prevent further tragedies. People are loading up on alcohol prior to a night out and aren't entering the town centre until sometimes 10pm onwards to continue with "happy hour" where cheap shots and drink offers are used as an incentive to go into a venue. In 2012, The council adopted a special licensing policy in relation to part of the town centre, including Holywell Street, meaning that a licence will be refused unless applicants can demonstrate that it will not add to crime and anti-social behaviour. Between August 2015 and July 2016, there were 256 incidents of violent crime in the Town Centre and over 820 incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour. Since the attack on Chris Henchliffe, there have been a further 17 incidents associated with Moo Bar, including an incident where a victim sustained a broken jaw. Moo bar has since had their licence suspended. We believe that extended hours licences directly contribute to increased crime and anti-social behaviour, by encouraging people to drink more and stay out for a longer period of time. Please sign this petition, which we hope will bring licensing issues to the forefront and lead to a review in the way in which the bars operate, making them take more responsibility for incidents happening outside their premises. We need to create a safer Town Centre, which our children can be safe in, not one in which alcohol fuelled violence is commonplace.
Petition to leeds city council
Make the walk home from Leeds Beckett uni safer
I walk through Becketts park at least 6 times a week and I find it hard to understand why there's not one street light especially in mid winter when it's dark at 4pm. After constantly being told not to walk around headingley on my own I still wonder why at uni (the safest place) is so badly lite. I just want to walk home feeling safe. Please sign up to light up Becketts park!!! Leeds Beckett University has offered to pay for the lights in full but Leeds City Council still will not support the lights! #lightupbeckettpark
Petition to UK Parliament, Kit Malthouse MP, James Brokenshire, MP
Save homeowners from financial ruin. Ensure the right parties pay in the Cladding Scandal.
As a young couple in London, we were so excited when we managed to achieve our dream, and get on the property ladder in 2015. Fast forward to 2018, and our dream has turned into a nightmare. In January, we learned our building is covered in ACM cladding, similar to that on Grenfell Tower, where 71 people died in a tragic fire. Our home, we soon understood, could go up in flames just as quickly. What’s more, in order to make it safe, we were being asked to pay for the removal and replacement of the dangerous cladding, at a cost of nearly £40,000 per flat. Cladding that had been chosen and implemented by building owners and developers. It’s hard to know what to worry about more - the risk to our lives, or the financial ruin we face to fix it.We are not alone. Across the country, nearly 300 tower blocks are affected, and thousands of real people face bankruptcy. The Government have said they believe building owners and developers have a moral responsibility to ‘do the right thing’ and cover the costs of their mistakes. But they are being ignored by developers such as Durkan and Lendlease UK. We urge Secretary of State James Brokenshire, the Housing Minister Kit Malthouse and their Government teams to enforce this and take innocent leaseholders out of the financial firing line. We ask you to support this petition to help us achieve this - because we firmly believe that Leaseholders deserve to live without fear of sacrificing their financial futures just to sleep safe at home every night.
Petition to Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Help victims of attacks on transport seek justice by keeping CCTV for 30 days
I was racially assaulted on the 24 bus in London in March. I was punched severely on the right side of my body and had abuse shouted at me for being an African-Caribbean woman. No witnesses stepped in to my aid or checked if I was okay. The driver simply closed the doors as my attacker fled. Since it happened I have tried to get justice. But because of a bus company policy the CCTV footage has been destroyed and I have been left with no evidence and no way for the police to find my attacker.Straight after the incident I panically reported it to 101 via an online form, noted the bus number, location, and my Oyster card. 3 days later, I was assigned an officer to handle my case. Unfortunately they made a mistake taking down the details of my case. It meant that the CCTV footage was requested wrongly, delaying the process.It turns out transport companies set their own timeframes for authorities and individuals to collect their CCTV footage. In my case on an Metroline bus, only 10 days was given to retrieve footage. By the time, the police error was realised, the timeframe was missed and the footage had been lost.Without this, I’ve been left with no case. No way to get justice. Only a shoulder injury which I may require physiotherapy for and the knowledge that my attacker is still present near my place of work.Even if there hadn’t been an error, a timeframe like 10 days is not enough. Giving victims such a small window to come forward, given emotional or physical trauma they may face, gives barely any time for recovery. It shouldn't be a choice between recovery and justice. And as paying customers of these networks, we need to be ensured that we are safe.I’m calling on the Transport Minister to make big transport companies across the UK - like Arriva, Stagecoach, Metroline and London Underground store CCTV footage for 30 days.Limits like these mean communities especially BAME communities lose faith in their local police forces when justice does not prevail. Police forces too are left powerless to gather the evidence needed. I hope this petition will assist the many other victims of violence to secure justice.
Petition to manjunath prasad, BBMP Mayor
Accidents & Safety - Fix streetlights in Bangalore
ProblemOver 50% streetlights in Bangalore are not working for months to years. Lot of fatal accidents (specially in rainy season) occurs during evening/night and can be significantly avoided with better lighting. Lot of incidents around theft, women safety etc can be avoided with better street lighting. Why BBMP is not paying attention to this? What is accountability of agencies responsible for this? It is miserable to drive and/or walk in Bangalore streets in night as there is hardly any lightingSolutionMake agencies responsible for maintenance of street lights accountable. Improve the maintenance of lights not working. Put penalty to agencies for not fixing this in time.Fast Track LED light project - why it will take 3 years to replace existing lights with LED lights
Petition to Christian Wilke
Bring Robert Allan Dobbs and his children home to safety! #bringdobbshome
The United Arab Emirates claims to be one of the most modern and innovative governments in the Middle East, yet each year hundreds of expatriate workers suffer some sort of legal or employment issues. We are presenting here another story to add to the many that have garnered headlines; except this story is still unknown and it’s subjects are suffering due to the archaic legal system of the United Arab Emirates. Robert Dobbs came to the UAE over 5 years ago with his wife and 4 children, as many expatriate education professionals have, to share their knowledge and experiences in the education field and help develop the education system in the UAE. But after 5 years, Robert Dobbs, now with 5 children, was preparing to leave the UAE for Berlin, Germany, where he already secured employment in a university to begin as soon as he was processed out of the UAE. This process simply involves his present employer, a school, to pay him his end of service money owed and cancel his employment/residence visa, a process which is required by Emirati law. However, Robert’s school wanted him to accept no end of service money in order to be canceled. Long story short, Robert sought to protect his legal rights guaranteed under the UAE Labor Law and filed a complaint with the UAE Ministry of Labor. The Ministry of Labor first set up a meeting to discuss the law and try to settle the matter between Robert and the school, but the school refused to show up for the meeting; which caused the Ministry of Labor to file a court case against the school. The case may not be resolved until the end of December or even January 2019. Basically, under UAE law, the School must pay Robert and cancel his visa, it’s simple but the legal system is very slow. In the meantime Robert hasn’t been paid a salary for over 3 months, he has his wife and five children with him-7 people, and 4 of his children aren't able to enroll or attend school because they have no transfer certificates because they went to the school Robert worked at and the school refuses to give him the transfer certificates until the matter is settled. Robert isn’t allowed to work in a new position because his labor card is not cancelled, he can't travel to work in another country because his Visa is expired and not cancelled. Robert had a job in Berlin, Germany, but could not leave the UAE to take it because the visa is expired and the judge has not cancelled the visa yet. The UAE Ministry of Labor says wait for court, fine but how does Robert live (rent, food, etc). The school knows the Ministries in the UAE are weak and do nothing because of their defiance of even attending the meeting at the Ministry of Labor, who even called them and they wouldn't answer the phone. Please help and support Robert and his family. If you wish to donate, please use the following link on PayPal!
Petition to Armagh City, Bannbridge and Craigavon Borough Council., Department for Infratructure
Build a footbridge at the Bannfoot
The span of the river Bann at the Bannfoot is around 30 meters. To get to the other side currently involves a trip into Portadown and takes 18 miles. With the current 1000km Greenway Plan out for consultation now is the time to put the last piece of the Loughshore jigsaw in place. The first crossing at the Bannfoot is recored in 1760 and existed until the hand operated ferry ceased in 1979. It remains the only river on the shoreline of Lough Neagh with no dedicated crossing. Video of crossing from 1960s This bridge will be transformative for the area, it will provide a safe crossing for walkers and cyclists who currently have to travel through Portadown town centre to cross the river Bann. It will be a symbolic, strategic new link between communities, encourage cycling and walking in the area and attract tourists and more people to visit this beautiful area whilst creating no emissions, noise or negative impact. It’s a time for building bridges and closing divisions. Read the NIGreenways article on Bridging the Divide. Please sign the petition if you feel a bridge at the Bannfoot would be beneficial and should be included as part of the new Greenways project in Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon. Cycul
Petition to Hertfordshire County Council
Keep Sawbridgeworth’s library in a safe central position for our community
we urge the county council to fully explore the options for partnership with the Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall Trust before making any decision regarding the new location of the the Library. It is the will of the residents of Sawbridgeworth that the Library remain within the Town Centre in the Forbury in order to be safe, maintain and improve access for all and to encourage community involvement and volunteering. This location has ample parking and is easily accessible whilst also being an existing focal point for our community. Possible Merger of SMHT and Library A proposal has been made to Herts County Council, which would create an extension to Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, to house a new modern Library Potential Benefits • The Library, would be more integrated into the community than ever before.• Volunteers could cross integrate between library and SMH team• Access to the larger car park • No Increase in Traffic to Station road or hazards to pedestrians and school children• Up to 40% Larger Library than Firestation option• Keeps the library within central Sawbridgeworth• Footfall would stay in central Sawbridgeworth, helping the local businesses.• Keep our families and elderly safe, compared to relocating to a dangerous station road site, with no parking.• Modern facility. • Sharing facilities, helps make the hall and library financially stable, for future years• Cheaper build cost. • Existing access road to enlarged car park SMHT have offered to help finance the project. The existing Library building would be kept for community use and managed by SMHT. This is a significant opportunity to add community based facilities and services to Sawbridgeworth, going against the trend of removing them.