• A speed limit for Hawling
    Hawling is a small village in the Cotswolds, based around a narrow winding country lane. Entry to the village at both ends is by a steep downhill road ending in a blind corner.This makes fast traffic hazardous for villagers, particularly families with young children, and for pets and other animal using the road. There is currently no street lighting and no speed limit. A 20mph limit from the 'Hawling' signs at each end would encourage road users - motorists and cyclists - to drive/ride safely and enjoy a picturesque village.
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  • Don’t cut UK aid
    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just announced that he will cut around £4 billion from the UK aid budget next year. This money represents just 0.2% of UK’s Gross National Income (GNI), but tens of thousands of lives could be lost, and countless more livelihoods impacted, because of these cuts. UK aid saves lives. Every year, UK aid ensures an estimated 5.6 million women and girls can access clean water and better sanitation. It means an estimated 18.6 million children are immunised against serious diseases and helps over a million girls go to school. [1] UK aid is linked to UK income. So when times are tough and the UK’s gross national income falls, so too does the amount of aid we give. This means UK aid has already been cut by nearly £3 billion in 2020 due to the economic impact of Covid-19. This extra £4 billion marks a double blow for the world’s most marginalised people, at the worst possible time. Boris Johnson needs to know that the British public won’t stand for a cut in UK aid. This is not building a “Global Britain”. This is turning our backs on millions of people, particularly women and girls in marginalised communities, who are struggling to survive. Will you sign the petition urging Boris Johnson not to cut UK aid? [1] UK Parliament: Departmental Update 28 October 2019: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2019-10-28/HCWS44 *Photo: Jenifer uses a handwashing station provided by ActionAid at her school in Burundi. Credit: Salvator Cubwa/ActionAid
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  • Save Clapham Common from Commercialisation. Common Land is for the Common People!
    Lambeth Council are ABOUT to sign a 15 year lease to a private enterprise allowing them to cover a large area of Common Land with artificial plastic grass and extensive building materials. Once this happens, this land may never be recoverable. There has been virtually no open consultation with the wider community. The Friends of Clapham Common consider this to be widespread plastic pollution as the suffocation of large areas of land will kill the earth-dwelling invertebrates that live there. We have a proud history around our Commons, particularly in urban areas - our ancestors fought hard to save Common Land for us, so we must also fight to save this precious asset for future generations. Please join us! There is an important principle at stake here - your right to roam on Common Land! Clapham Common must be free for the quiet enjoyment of everyone and not partitioned off for private enterprise. This venture will bring increased noise, litter and light pollution to a quiet residential corner of the Common and the proposed alcohol license may encourage anti-social behaviour. Please sign and pass on. We are asking Lambeth to heed this petition. The community seeks to find a sustainable green solution for this space. We are in a climate crisis and our open green spaces are the greatest assets we have. Clapham Common belongs to the people, and if this tone deaf project goes ahead, we will all lose access to an extensive area of the Common. David Attenborough has made it clear, it’s up to each and every one of us to take responsibility and protect the natural world. You can do this now by signing the petition. Thank you
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  • Make Education A Right For Everyone.Make University Free.
    Education Is Very Important.Free University Education Will Enable Many To Choose Their Desired Field Of Studies With Much More Better Grafes,Which Will Also Make Them More Effective In Their Desired Career Path,Make Better Choices All Through,Better Work Attitude & Focused Energy Making The Companies Better & Productive Hence Boosting The Economy Of The Country Too.
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  • Save Muskham's Remembrance Wood
    Muskham Wood is an Ancient Woodland and Heritage Parkland under Natural England's definitions. While this Wood is our focus, we are making a case for the fundamental protection of Ancient Woodland to save the Planet. Ancient Woodland is unrivalled as a Carbon Sink and Biodiversity Bank. Ancient Woodland is key to our survival as a species. Every village has a right to its own Ancient Woodland for this purpose. We are calling on Nottinghamshire County Council, the home of Sherwood Forest, to spearhead a National Campaign to protect Ancient Woodland and to call a halt to invasive and damaging planning decisions, like this one, which cuts through a long-standing Area Tree Preservation Order without due diligence. In the middle of the village of North Muskham stands an Ancient Woodland, a Bluebell Wood with Veteran and Ancient English Hardwood Trees, nationally rare Liesler's Bats, red data list Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers and Tawny Owls. It hosts one of the tallest Oak Trees in the County complete with a 40-bird, 20-nest Rookery. Dormice and Great Crested Newts live in and around Muskham Wood, which adjoins a Biodiverse Ancient Pasture and is part of a Nature corridor running East-West for many miles on both sides of the River Trent. Yet today the Woodland is threatened with planning permission granted by Newark+Sherwood District Council to fell some trees and severely prune many others. This will result in a reduction and retrograde change to the appearance and nature of the Woodland and will severely impact the existing local habitats of rare species. This Woodland is protected by an Area Tree Preservation Order, yet planning permission 20/01325/TPO was granted in October 2020 to alter the nature of the woodland without any impact survey, biodiversity survey or bat survey, and without any public notice being posted, in contravention of case law under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, the Conservation(Natural Habitats,etc) Regulations 1994, the European Habitats Directive and Natural England's Standing Advice on Licensing to move protected species and the Council's own consultation procedures. This legislation relates to all European Protected Species and makes it illegal to intentionally or recklessly kill injure or disturb them. In this case no-one has considered or even looked for them, although the trees are all between 150 and 400 years old, between 35 and 70 feet high, and we have collected evidence of species' roosts and habitat over the last 30 years. The council has not even involved its own locum tree officer. No surveys have been done. The felling and pruning were applied for to "increase aesthetics, make grass cutting easier to maintain and prevent trees taking over the area." This is a protected Woodland with a Bluebell floor, for Heaven's sake. It has also been adversely affected this year by dumping heaps of waste soil, removing the underwood and burning it in situ, burning building waste, spraying herbicide, driving and parking commercial vehicles on the protected tree roots, bluebells and ground-dwelling bats, building a workshop and running a construction/vehicle maintenance business in the woodland. Please revoke this Planning Permission. It isn't the first attempt at warfare on the Wood. Since 2007, various parts of the Woodland TPO has been attacked by tree fellers acting for developers. We are sure the present case is no different. The Woodland has fallen into different hands, although it was meant to be an amenity for the housing estate built on its central pasture in the 1980s and was a condition of that planning. We fought the felling of ten trees at the west end by a developer in 2007-9. We fought the felling of ancient Yew Trees, Holly Trees, Ash Trees in 2007 at the north end by the County Council's maintenance team. Here we are again, with the Tree Preservation Order being flouted at the east end of the Wood. Yet we also bought part of the Woodland in 2001. It came with substantial clauses against development. So what exactly is going on in the rest of the Woodland, apart from profiteering? Honour the Woodland TPO, reinstate this valuable ancient wooded area, retain its existing Veteran and Ancient Trees. We would like to return the whole Woodland to its rightful state as a Remembrance Wood for the men who preserved it in the 1970s. Geoff Chadd went through World War 2 as a Lancaster Navigator in RAF 613 Squadron. His air crew went down in the North Sea and only he and one other of the six crew survived. Although his health was badly affected for the rest of his life, Geoff Chadd took solace from the great trees and the peace of this ancient place, remembering his friends and the many brave men who didn't return. We are looking to our County Council to remember them by: 1) Saving Muskham Wood and its ancient trees and all the other Woods in our County from damage by inappropriate management 2) Saving other species by preserving their woodland habitat and obeying the Spirit of the Law on Nature, not looking for loopholes into profit 3) Renaming Muskham Wood as Muskham Remembrance Wood to help our Servicemen and other people experience Peace in Nature. Please remember them, honour their familiar woodlands and save their trees 4)Taking the lead on the preservation of Remembrance Woods across Britain as great habitat for other species. Biodiversity is important to Nottinghamshire County Council and to all of us. Please help us to keep it that way
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  • No to Car Parking Charges in Alsager!
    Car parking charges would be devastating for our already struggling high street, people would choose to shop out of town at places with free parking instead. Visitors would also potentially shorten their stay in town - because of the charges. You can always find a space to park in Alsager - so no need to create extra capacity by charging people so they move on faster. Capacity of car parks is not an issue. Residential streets near to town would also get clogged up with cars parked on street to avoid the charges, meaning residents would find it difficult to park outside their houses. ***AS WELL AS SIGNING THIS PETITION - PLEASE COMPLETE THE CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL CONSULTATION - FIND IT HERE*** https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/VZTQ7T/?fbclid=IwAR2doSMw5eTPOWdBdk-tKYrJEr0JGaeMADsmJPkRarEuOeG7DLh0XuNeSQc
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  • Show of community support for The Flemish Weaver in Corsham
    Since Steve, Rob and family have taken over The Flemish Weaver, it has become a wonderful pub, but more than that...a community hub, especially since the COVID crisis began. They have worked tirelessly to adapt to the various changes in advice and legislation, made the pub COVID-secure and provided valuable takeaway services during lockdown. They have also given even more back to the community by donating proceeds to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and providing free meals for NHS/care workers and vulnerable people. Corsham is a small but vibrant community and The Flemish Weaver is a great asset to many of us. Please take this into consideration when negotiating the pub's future, so that we can keep Steve, Rob and the rest of the team in Corsham!
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  • A SAFE SPACE FOR SISTAH SPACE
    Sistah Space has been on the waiting list for a suitable Council premises in Hackney for 5 years. And Hackney Council is the licensor for Sistah Space's temporary premises, the licence of which ends on 17th January 2021. This Petition calls on the Council to recognise that Sistah Space is an essential, specialist service catering for Black and African heritage women, an already disadvantaged group that is entitled to additional support under the Equality Act. Therefore, they should be offered priority access to premises to allow them to continue to operate. Pretending that Sistah Space does not face structural racism, sexism and classism, and failing to offer them additional support to overcome that is an abandonment of the Council’s responsibility to Hackney’s Black and African heritage residents. In addition, we call on Hackney Council to provide a minimum 5 year lease for a suitable premises for Sistah Space starting 17th January 2021 with the following minimums: - 3,000 sq ft of space - 4 rooms with kitchenette - Meets accessibility requirements for prams and wheelchairs which could include a lift if on more than 2 floors - 24/7 access - location with easy transport links Just as others do, African and Caribbean heritage victims of DV require and deserve a specialist service which understands their particular needs. Too often it is assumed that any organisation or any diverse group under the discriminatory term 'BAME' are qualified to speak on behalf of black women. This is part of the reason why many African and Caribbean heritage women are less likely to seek support when facing DV. In addition, the Windrush scandal, mass deportations and the memories of a hostile environment add to the abandonment often felt by black women. It is therefore essential that specialist charities like Sistah Space are allowed to support black women and be an advisory and training resource for mainstream agencies. This will not be possible if Sistah Space are not supported into a safe and affordable space where black women can see themselves reflected. Your support and signature is very much needed and appreciated. Thank you.
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  • Don't cut UK overseas aid: Retain 0.7% of Gross National Income for the Aid Budget
    The lives and wellbeing of some of the the world's poorest people depends on us. The government spends 0.7% of the country’s Gross National Income on foreign aid - that’s 70p for every £100 made in the UK. This is in line with the target set by the United Nations and works out at around £13 billion per year. [1] This money helps to create a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for us all. Millions of lives are saved and enhanced because of this money. Supporting other countries to resolve long term issues and in times of crisis or disaster is not just a humanitarian and moral issue - investing in the future of other countries is to invest in our own. [1] https://fullfact.org/economy/uk-foreign-aid-budget-what-did-government-spend-2017/
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  • RAC - Catalytic converter theft
    What to currently expect from the RAC if your catalytic convertor is potentially stollen.....I received a call from my elderly neighbour last night. She had interrupted a man who appeared to be tampering with her car. She was very shaken as the suspect had come onto her property and she had disturbed him. We called the police who took some details and advised that it could be that the suspect was looking to or had stolen the car's catalytic convertor. In other circumstances I may have investigated any damage further myself but faced with a petrified Margaret, and myself having no experience of mechanics or car maintenance and the dark of night I instead called the RAC. Although my neighbour has full RAC cover (Rescue, At Home , Relay, Key Cover...) they would not attend under their membership terms. Instead, they informed me that they would send a patrol at a cost of approximately £130 (payable to the patrol) and if vandalism or theft was confirmed on inspection no further assistance would be given. There have been so many thefts and attempted attempted thefts of these devices recently. This crime could happen to you and as a member of the RAC 'a complete breakdown service' will not help you even to the nearest garage or check your vehicle for safety. For all the people out there like my neighbour, please help me. Please sign my petition to lobby the RAC to show a little love and kindness, change their policy and include potential catalytic convertor theft as attendable within their membership terms. Thank you
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  • British airways direct to Sylhet, Bangladesh
    In England a huge parts of Bangladeshi from Sylhet. Most of traveler visit Bangladesh every year and all from Sylhet. It is very important British airways think about the issue.
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  • Allow bounce back loans too ALL businesses not just existing banking customers
    The BBLS is fantastic and will certainly save thousands of jobs and businesses if they can access it of course. The fact of the matter is the treasury has told the banks to lend but you have to have an account with the accredited bank. They won’t let you have one. The business is eligible great but that doesn’t mean the bank will give you an account to have the loan. How does that work ? I like 300,000 other businesses can’t access the scheme have been told no new applications or declined for an account not the loan just the account . If the treasury doesn’t open the doors directly we might as well close the business now. This isn’t going to happen the treasury know the problem but won’t act instead just leave it to the banks to decide our fate. Why won’t anyone do anything
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