• Save Our Librarians
    Across the five Idea Stores and two libraries in Tower Hamlets, we have over 1.92 million visits a year. Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for learning. As well as library services, we offer a wide range of adult learning courses and an extensive activities and events programme for all the family, seven days a week. The community is at the heart of everything we do but with 30 job cuts and with minimum staffing levels, we will not be able to deliver the services that you know and love. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased residents social isolation and it is now more than ever that residents need a fully staffed library service. Your support is vital to stop excessive front line job cuts at the Idea Stores and libraries.
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  • Make green spaces and living roofs part of Manchester developers' legislation
    We need local government to make this an obligation for developers in order to have a 'greener' Manchester which will create cleaner air, greater biodiversity, better living conditions and in turn create jobs and better health outcomes for people living in Manchester.
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  • Keep all our One Stop Shops
    One Stop Shops provide essential support and advice to residents. Up to March 2020, before lockdown, there were eight full-time One Stop Shops serving their local communities. In addition to routine queries, the One Stop Shops advise and support people facing emergencies such as homelessness, or the stopping of benefits for essentials. To save money, the Council proposes to replace the eight community buildings with two One Stop Shops full-time, with a variety of part-time services being offered in other buildings. We are now facing a situation of unprecedented austerity. Many Liverpool residents do not have internet access, and others have complex situations which cannot be dealt with online. Others will not have the money to travel to a One Stop Shop at the other side of the city. We need the face to face service located in our local community.
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  • Improve the footpaths around our local park
    The Droitwich lido park including St Peter’s fields and Arboretum is a lovely asset and should be accessible to all residents and visitors regardless of the weather. This has been highlighted recently with the poor weather over the winter, the need for exercise and the lack of a variety of paths to be able to socially distance without getting muddy. At the moment there is a main path through the park but no circuitous route for people to be able to explore around the whole park area as there are in many other parks. A circular network of paths will allow better access for pushchairs or mobility scooters to access around the park. It will also encourage exercise with people having a circular route to run or walk around the park and could even host a parkrun which can bring many more visitors to the town and therefore assist local businesses.
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    It is important because it leads to illegal breeding of animals, some if which suffer immesurably in terrible conditions, also the theft of animals by criminals It is a new and lucrative way for anyone to make sometimes thousands of pounds out of innocent animals, in particular dogs, who are repeatedly impregnated to provide litter after litter, only to have their babies ripped from them and sold on to anyone, who in turn may go on to do the same thing, because there is so much financial gain This is becoming a massive issue, and YOU the advertiser's have the power to put a stop to it. Do the right thing be the first. HELP THEM PLEASE.
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  • Save Planet Liverpool
    Planet Liverpool Is part of our Liverpool maritime history, dating back over two hundred years of light vessels, built for the Liverpool docks and harbour company, the last built manned lighthouse afloat and built for Liverpool
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  • Save our planet! INSIST on Agricultural and fisheries farming reforms
    The environmental impact of agricultural farming and fishing is NOT sustainable and is killing our oceans, rainforests and will in turn kill our wildlife and our own oxygen resources. This is happening NOW! We are almost too late to stop it but we can start to insist on change now by forcing this conversation to begin!!!
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  • Protect the Aytoun trees in Manchester city centre
    We want to make sure no developers can decide to chop down this 'horseshoe' of magnificent trees as part of any building on the site (currently empty space used for car parking). The Greater Manchester Ecology Unit has said: 'Tree cover, and particularly cover from mature broadleaved trees, is very scarce in the city centre and therefore the trees are an important local resource for wildlife'. Every evening you can see different species of birds roosting there. The trees also play an important part in keeping the city's air cleaner. This makes their presence highly relevant to the Council's aim of making Manchester a zero-carbon city - to achieve the target date of 2038, carbon emissions will need to reduce by 13 per cent every year. The Neighbourhood Manager has said that they are 'a wonderful arboreal asset' for the city centre'. We agree - and we hope you do too! Please sign our petition and share it with friends and family. For updates on the campaign you can follow us on Twitter @AytounBarksBack
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    BAN PARAQUAT – LETHAL WEEDKILLER MADE IN HUDDERSFIELD. According to the Pesticide Action Network "Paraquat is the most highly acutely toxic herbicide to be marketed over the last 60 years". It is so toxic that one sip can be lethal. It’s been banned in over 50 countries, including the UK and EU since 2007. Yet it is still produced for export at the vast Syngenta plant near the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman wants to see a worldwide ban on paraquat, and is calling for Syngenta to stop making paraquat in the town. Tens of thousands of tonnes of paraquat leave the plant every year, over a third goes to America where strict licensing laws govern its storage and use, though deaths still occur. Australia and Japan are also wealthy customers. The rest goes to various developing countries where thousands of deaths – both suicidal and accidental - have been reported. Syngenta itself estimated the worldwide toll to be 2,000 deaths per year, 95% of which are suicides. In 2014 there was a leak of paraquat at the Huddersfield plant, but the serious threat to the community this represented was averted by the direction of the wind. Inhaling the substance can lead to lung damage and evidence points to Parkinson’s disease too. Syngenta was fined £200,000 and carried on production. Every April Syngenta’s loudest siren is tested on the streets near the plant. Following a real incident this siren indicates residents should go indoors immediately, extinguish all naked flames, shut all sources of ventilation, leave children at school... until the all clear is announced on Radio Leeds. This campaign seeks to address the direct serious human risks posed by continued production and use of paraquat. As well as suicides, accidental swallowing, Parkinson's and lung disease there is also CATASTROPHIC ENVIRONMENTAL HARM. As it takes up to 6 years to degrade in the soil it can have a serious impact on humans and other mammals. There is an urgent demand from farmers worldwide to reduce the effects of paraquat on agriculture. Jon Heylings, formerly a leading toxologist at Syngenta for over 20 years, warned his employers repeatedly that the levels of PP796 (vomit-inducing additive) were insufficient in paraquat-based weedkillers to trigger prompt vomiting, leading to multiple organ failure and slow death. To read or watch more about paraquat and its dangers, please select the link, copy and then paste in into your web browser or select, right click and select Go To: t.ly/08md (link to Huddersfield Examiner article - MP Barry Sheerman) t.ly/21yM (link to Greenpeace Unearthed) t.ly/jAxX (A sip can kill - Guardian article) t.ly/X7yE (Scientist tells of relief.. - Guardian article) t.ly/jEul (CH4 News - Revealed: Why UK kept exporting a deadly pesticide that kills thousands)
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  • Petition against recent: The Commission's Report into Racial and Ethnic disparities, March 2021
    The petition is important to help to give the overall views of all BAME people in the UK rather than considering a small sample given by the commissioners in the report. Our BAME HUB-UK NETWORK organisation believes that BAME is a single entity that embodies all the ethnic minorities group as an umbrella which express our concerns related to structural and systemic inequalities, injustice and neglect. BAME HUB-UK NETWORK is also empowering and advocating for BAME communities and their families. Nations progress when all its people are involved in a collective endeavour to develop and cooperate. The word BAME and its activities should be retained and supported to achieve these noble objectives which not only help BAME members but also the wellbeing and understand of the nation at large. In BAME HUB-UK NETWORK we don't ask for any special favours but equal opportunities and fair treatment of all that is inclusive of our culture and religious needs.
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    The cost of parking for the day in the town centre is now £5.50. I believe that is extortionate. Alienating the town and businesses within the town because people are deciding to travel a little bit further to save money. It’s not even free on Sundays and bank holiday anymore - the cost is £1. I believe it should be a couple of pounds for all day. It is discouraging people from choosing Newton Abbot at a shopping destination, costing working staff within the town a small fortune weekly to just be able to attend their workplace. Elderly people will not pay it. It’s extortionate.
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  • Scrap Social Care Charging
    Thousands of disabled and older people throughout the Covid pandemic have experienced social care cuts and increases in care charging. Families are struggling to make ends meet and pay the week's shopping bill. In some cases, people have to make an unenviable choice of heating the home or putting food on the table. Others are being pushed into debt. As Sue explains: "Out of the blue in August, my son got a bill for £4,500. He's nineteen, profoundly disabled. He lives in a care home. I have no idea how we can pay for it. It would clear out most of his account, leaving him with as little as £100 a month to live his life for the rest of his life. We've yet to receive an explanation or how they expect us to pay, and I'm worried this is just the start." Unlike the NHS, social care support is not free, and even people with a meagre income, including those on means-tested benefits, have to pay towards social care. Good social care support helps Disabled and older people to live fulfilling lives with choice, control and dignity to have meaningful relationships, and take part in community life. We are, therefore, calling on the government to abolish social care charging as part of social care reform. And in the interim, we call on the government to ensure Disabled and older people are not forced to pay for social care out of their benefits.
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