• Support For Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Rape
    It's takes decades for the majority of children that have endured abuse, sexual abuse and/or rape to come forward and when they do they will not physically represent the abused child that they were. This can initially cause a problem in the victim being believed and/or coming forward. But it needs to be understood that the abuse endured has a long term negative effort on the child, rewiring their brains and damaging their development. The child most likely grew up in a situation where it was known by others, including adults, that the abuse was happened and no one did anything. This leads to the child growing up to believe it was normal practice. It isn't until they are an adult, starting their own family or joining a family via a partner that they begin to notice the differences. It is shameful that a Local Authority can say that they are not responsible or liable for what the child endured while under their care. It can not be OK for the local authority to not be held accountable for the abuse. The law needs to show the victims that they support them 100% and understand. The law needs to support the victim to sue the local authority for financial support to fund counselling and therapy. To help the victim to access education again so they can gain back the chances that they lost. The law needs to hold all the local authorities that have children in their care, either in a LA accommodation or not 100% responsible for the physical, emotional and developmental well being for the said child. Even when this means using an outside agency/business that the LA pays.
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    Created by Sid Spencer
  • Tesco, please don't make us walk amidst moving cars
    Another (but much more expensive) option would be to widen the ramp leading to the mid-level parking area/main entrance and provide effective vehicle/pedestrian segregation. When approached, Tesco Management have said the closure is due to "incidents and undesirable behaviour" from people using the Carlisle St entrance. We appreciate that is a problem, but suggest that having a security guard and CCTV etc, at that entrance, plus effective co-operation with council and police, would solve the problem. (There is a security guard at the mid-level car park/main entrance; there should really be an additional traffic marshal ON the ramp.) We understand it saves money if you don't have to hire an extra security guard, but making your store basically difficult/dangerous to access for people without cars is not community- (or environmentally-) friendly. Keeping the Carlyle St entrance closed discriminates against the disabled and those with limited incomes. It also results in people taking risks that may lead to serious injuries or worse (it's just a matter of time), and favours people who use cars over those who walk or use public transport. To reach the other entrances, people must walk more than a third of a mile/600 metres (Googlemaps' estimated time to walk: 7 min) to get to the ONE pedestrian-only entrance (on the other side of a VERY large store) – or even further (at least half a mile/800 metres) to the lower car park entrance. (These pedestrian entrances are NOT signposted.) Note: If the lift is out of order and you cannot cope with stairs, there is zero pedestrian access (except via the "travellator" from the lower car park, also accessed from Savile St. – a commercial/industrial zone in which nobody lives). What people do instead is use the mid-level car park ramp (still an extra 250 metres/3 minutes' walk), which is intended for cars rather than people, and means that cars pass dangerously close to pedestrians (many of whom have small children with them), and at speed. This is very unsafe, yet there are no signs saying pedestrians should not use this ramp, nor that cars should beware or give room. Thus, keeping the Carlisle St entrance closed encourages people to visit Tesco in cars/taxis rather than on foot/by bus (not very green), and disadvantages those on limited incomes (who don't have cars/can't afford a bus let alone a taxi), the elderly, those who are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, those using pushchairs/prams/wheelchairs, parents with small children in tow, and/or those who are carrying heavy shopping. Here are some comments from people in the community: "As a wheelchair user it requires me to spend even longer in the road than the average pedestrian as I need to use the dip at the crossing, and it is out-and-out dangerous. Cars speed around that corner, often not indicating. The bit of the road, that I can only presume is the walkway, is often full of trolleys and signs and of course is so narrow it isn't even wide enough for two people to cross. I feel safer going down the centre of the road and treating it similarly to walking on country roads." === "Silly and unsafe. During lockdown no cars used the ramp. Now they do. My granddaughter nearly got run over by a car going round the corner on the ramp. My husband told the folk at Tesco. It seems from their staff that the Management has permanently closed the top pedestrian entrance. We would like to see their risk assessment. Hope they look at this again soon. We don’t shop there with kids until they do. Life is worth more than shopping at our local shop." === "With small children, one in a pushchair, and shopping I really really resent being forced to walk the long way round, or dice with death, when car drivers have 2 choices of entrance. It totally discriminates against local people who don’t have access to a car." === "......it is really annoying having to carry all the shopping up the road; it's too much for the elderly and for people with disabilities." === "I've seen mums dragging prams, small kids and bags of shopping up the ramp as cars whizz down. It's totally unsafe... and no way those mums will choose the other exit, with small kids in tow that could be a good 10 mins onto the journey, with heavy bags and toddlers. The design of the Spital Hill entrance was bad, they need to find design solutions to make it better – not shut it." ===
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    Created by Vikki Fielden Fielden
  • Donate deducted wages from UCU strike to Unite Foundation
    Better working conditions for HE staff makes for better education outcomes for students. A fairer HE makes for a fairer society.
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    Created by UCU Northampton
  • Save Redlands Community Sports Hub
    Redlands has provided a wide range of sports facilities for many years and is a valued local facility that the town needs. The decision to close the site in the summer of 2022 is going to seriously reduce the provision of sports facilities in the area. The site is owned by Dorset Council and leased to Weymouth College so both organisations are in a position to work together to keep the site open. So we are asking for the site to be kept open whilst a longer term plan for its future is worked out. It is now widely recognized that having an active lifestyle is critical to remaining fit and healthy. So the provision of a wide range of sporting facilities is essential to ensure as many residents as possible can keep active. Closing Redlands makes no sense from this point of view.
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    Created by Pete Barrow
  • So Energy doubles direct debit in one month
    No pay rise inflation rocketing fuel bills soaring .
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    Created by MICHAEL PHILLIPS
  • Shell Energy: Don't Raise Direct Debits
    As temperatures drop, energy bills are rising. It’s normal for direct debits to go up as we heat our homes this time of year – but some energy providers have been accused of hiking monthly payments above what’s needed in a ‘stealth raid’ on customers. MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is warning that some firms are hiking direct debits right now to help their cash flow, even when it isn't justified. But, British Gas, the UK’s biggest energy provider, has already said they won’t do this, freezing direct debits for most customers until February next year. We know enough pressure on other energy companies could force them to do the same. Sign the petition now and demand energy companies put their customers' wallets first, not shareholder profits.
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    Created by Katie Pritchard
  • Shell Energy: Don't Raise Direct Debits
    As temperatures drop, energy bills are rising. It’s normal for direct debits to go up as we heat our homes this time of year – but some energy providers have been accused of hiking monthly payments above what’s needed in a ‘stealth raid’ on customers. MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is warning that some firms are hiking direct debits right now to help their cash flow, even when it isn't justified. But, British Gas, the UK’s biggest energy provider, has already said they won’t do this, freezing direct debits for most customers until February next year. We know enough pressure on other energy companies could force them to do the same. Sign the petition now and demand energy companies put their customers' wallets first, not shareholder profits.
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    Created by Théma Akosua
  • Protect the pigeons that nest in chapel Hill railway bridge
    Pigeons where here way before us we are cutting down there homes and now where trying to take away there new homes I know pigeons are the move lovable birds but you wouldn't like it if people where trying to throw you out of your own home
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    Created by andrew lehmann
  • PREVENT UK Government from revoking British citizens (ethnic Minorities) of their citizenship
    We have to stand up and be counted as Laws such as this can affect our lives and the lives of our loved one, our kids and parents. This is our home, we have given this country everything, and just because of some racist individuals we will not have our homes livelihoods taken from us without a fight! Write emails, letters, peacefully protest to your Local councillor, MP. Your vote your voice matters! This affects us now and for our future!
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    Created by Zeeshan Iqbal
  • Fund rewilding schemes on Hampshire council land
    Rewilding schemes have been successful in the UK and with the study and upholding of the schemes, even more so. Rewilding is an important step in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss which has been affecting Hampshire county, it allows for the natural growth of spaces so that nature can thrive in it once again. There are many unused Council owned areas such as brownfield sites or unsustainable spaces that could be used for rewilding and so we are calling for Hampshire county council to put these spaces to good use during a climate and ecological emergency through specialist rewilding schemes. We need the community support, it is so important to have schemes like this in place to provide space for animals and plants that are rarely available these days due to human take over. Support this campaign today to start change!
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    Created by Rebecca Cole
  • Doctor Hill Re Surface
    To ensure the village has a safe maintained road to drive, ride and walk in and out off.
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    Created by Chris Kershaw
  • Tim Curry National Treasure Petition to receive an Honour from the Queen
    I admire and respect Mr Currys talent and dedication to his craft that I would love to see him receive an award in recognition of his work. A Queens honour would be a fitting way to thank this wonderful man for his talent and service to show business.
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    Created by Gill Briggs