Petition to CEO of Scot Rail
Scot Rail - Make Young Scot Card Discounts last up till the end of the age of 21.
Students pay a ridiculous amount of money on transport a year and a lot of us are living only just above or on the poverty line. I feel students should still be able to get a 50% discount using their Young Scot Cards up till the end of being 21 years old as a majority of us are studying till then. Students study to be able to progress towards a job, we are very limited financially and struggle. I want Scot Rail to try tackle this problem and change their discount system for Young Scot Card Holders and boost the age from 18 up till the end of being 21 years old as it would assist us to be able to have an education as a lot of us have to travel with Scot Rail to get to School's, Colleges, University's e.t.c. We roughly study for about three years after coming out of high school, at the end of sixth year. I personally travel between Greenock West and Glasgow and have to get on a train 5 times a week as I am a Full Time Student. I pay £1,560 a year which is £30 a week when purchasing a weekly ticket, if I was to buy a return ticket it would cost me £8.10 and apparently its cheaper than a single ticket according to the train stations and ticket examiners. That would cost a ridiculous amount of £2,948 a year which I think is ridiculous to ask a student to pay for, this could be used towards students studies, course fees and accommodation. A majority of people I know have to get on a three trains to get to College/University which I could imagine would cost them a fortune. If they still included a 50% discount my train fares would cost £15 a week, at the end of the year it would add up to £780 which is still really expensive, its a massive difference to us and people that have to get a few trains, the discount should also be allowed to be used at peak times as they don't accept them. I emphasise that students are heard out, Im one and Its really important we are able to have our right to an education, transport limits us because of costs. I feel by Scot Rail changing this, it would encourage a lot more customers to use Scot Rail's transport service.
Petition to Scottish Football Association
End The Anti-Rangers Views Amongst Referees In Scotland!
We are fed up with anti-Rangers refereeing that is happening way too often. So we have gone to the SFA to complain, the thing is we need as many signatures as possible to get them to act. The situation, with Mr John Beaton refereeing, against Hibs on the 12/08/17 was the final straw. We want the SFA to completely wipe it out and impose large sanctions on these corrupt referees that do it not just to our club but many others who may also face these type of unfair actions that are further damaging the Scottish game.
Petition to Nicola Sturgeon
We Demand Justice for Sheku Bayoh, We Demand to Know the TRUTH.
My cousin Sheku Bayoh was detained in police custody in Kircaldy, near Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday 3 May. He did not leave police custody alive. Following is a statement from the Bayoh family: "Our son and brother Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh was only 31 years old when he was suddenly and cruelly taken from us. His mother and three sisters are devastated and still in shock. He has also left 2 small sons aged 3 and 3 months and a loving partner. Their loss along with ours is great. ‘Shek’ as he was fondly known was a warm friendly and gentle person. Just a few hours earlier he was at his niece’s birthday party and sending his big sister a text message to wish her Happy Birthday. She didn’t know that would also be the last time she would hear from him. We still do not know how Shek died. All we know is that he was taken into police custody in the early hours of Sunday morning. Now he is dead . His family and friends want to know how and why. We are disappointed, hurt and upset that the police refuse to give us clear information of what occurred. We need Shek to rest and then his family can also begin to heal. We cannot do this until the truth is known. No family ever thinks that this will happen to them. We cannot have Shek back in our lives. Now that he is gone all we want now is to know the truth and to have justice for Shek. We, his family and friends, everyone who loved him deserves that. We all have grave concerns at the role of Police Scotland and are asking the Lord Advocate and the PIRC to help us get the truth. In demanding justice for Shek, we hope that justice can also be had for other families who have suffered in similar ways. Our strength is the love of his family and friends. We will continue to fight for justice and the truth." The police in their statement during the press conference (Thursday 14 May) were adamant ‘we have nothing to apologise for’. Yet we still remain in the dark about what happened to Shek.
Petition to UK government and politicians across the UK
Think again and Halt Brexit Now
We call for a halt to Brexit. We see our society, economy and politics becoming ever more undermined due to the impact of Brexit. We recognise that a narrow majority across the UK voted to leave the European Union - albeit Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain - but the disastrous consequences are now becoming ever clearer. Even before the UK has left the EU, we face falling living standards, rising inflation, slowing growth. We see profound damage to the UK's international reputation. And we see UK and EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens elsewhere in the EU, facing the loss of a range of rights. We call for a national debate on Brexit - including in that debate how to build a better, fairer, more equal UK. We ask our fellow citizens, and our politicians, to think again. It is time to call a halt to Brexit.
Petition to Scottish Professional Football League & Scottish Football Association
Review the Standard Of Refereeing In Scottish Football
It is time for an independent review of the standard and decision making made by the referees employed by the SPFL. Many decisions and favouritism towards some clubs has been noted and raised by all top tier clubs and supporters in Scotland. Performances from some refeeres have been dubious and inconsistant at best. We have seen many bookings/fouls/penalty's/offside goals given and many times the question "had that been at the other end of the pitch" would it have been given. We see no referee explain the descions they make, no transparency from the SPFL/SFA in regards to reviews. No justification for some embarrasing decisions. The attendances in the Scottish game is slowly rising but it's only a matter of time before fans stay at home. It's time for a change.
Petition to Shona Robison
Reinstate Scottish Government Funding for JogScotland.
JogScotland needs to have its funding reinstated so that the 40,000 members and 400+ groups can continue to have the support and guidance of a capable parent organisation in continuing to promote a more active lifestyle. In addition we believe that JogScotland should be recognised as a major Scottish health initiative and incorporated into a joined-up Scottish health strategy leading from 'Healthier Eating" to "Increased Activity" via "NHS Couch to 5k" to "JogScotland" as the delivery agency for more healthier and more active lifestyles in Scotland.
Petition to Pearl Jam
Get Pearl Jam to play in Scotland on their UK & European tour in 2018
With Pearl Jam announcing their UK & European tour it's poor that they expect everyone in Scotland to travel all the way down to the O2 in London. Many people can't afford the cost of travel and would love to see their favourite band perform live in Scotland. There is a great atmosphere at a Scottish gig and the last time Pearl Jam played Scotland was in 2000, I was only 2 years old then. Now approaching 20 years of age, I want to see one of my favourite bands and have been eagerly awaiting them to come here. Isn't it about time you guys came back? We have The SSE Hyrdo and Murrayfield stadium that have held gigs for Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2 and Foo Fighters in previous years. Why not you guys? All I ask is that you come play in Scotland and I guarantee you will fill up the largest arenas and we will come again and again.
Petition to Tom.Kerr@westlothian.gov.uk , Tom.Conn@westlothian.gov.uk
Central Scotland needs a traffic-free bike track!
Linlithgow Community Development Trust plan to build a 1km cycle circuit in Linlithgow but they need the support of West Lothian Council to do this. The track will provide a safe racing, training, and recreational cycling area for everyone across Scotland to use. Please sign this petition to help persuade West Lothian Council to help it get built. I am 14 years old, a keen cyclist for the West Lothian Clarion Cycling Club and there aren't a lot of safe roads nearby. A car has caused me to fall off when it pulled out of a junction while I was riding by. It nearly hit me and I fell off, leaving a big gash in my leg. I am really hoping the track gets built because it would really give me and my club mates a safe place to ride and train where our parents aren't worried about us getting hit by cars. I think it would also promote cycling, and make cycling more popular as a sport as well as a form of transport. The location is to the West of the Leisure Centre and the project also includes a skate park and athletics area.There is no purpose built cycle circuit in Scotland. This track would be used by cyclists not just from Linlithgow but from across West Lothian and further afield from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.Please sign my petition and help this facility get builtYou can find our more about the project here: http://trust-linlithgow.org.uk/category/project-updates/kettilstoun/