• Replay the 2005 Ashes series on free to view TV during lockdown
    During a spring / summer of no cricket or sport, it is an important opportunity for to replay all or some of the greatest Ashes series to date. After the success of TMS and Sky reshowing the 2019 4th day of Headingley it shows there is an appetite for this content. Many of crickets youngest fans have not seen this series in its full glory. Replaying the whole or even just a key test in its entirety from the 2005 Ashes series is important for 2 main reasons: 1. Providing great historical sporting TV content, helping keep the UK population entertained whilst remaining indoors, which in turn will help the NHS during this most challenging of times. 2. Replaying this series will enable the new generation of cricket fans (gained from the success of the World Cup Victory in 2019) to enjoy the greatest Ashes series to date in its full glory. It additionally supports a wider conversation about how was can view Test cricket.
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    Created by Tom Saunderson
  • Covid19 isolation: release additional bank holiday weekend
    Mental health of the nation and kick starting the economy
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  • Award the George Cross to the staff of the NHS
    This award, presented as a collective to Malta, set a precedent. As we are in an unparalleled situation, where ordinary staff in the NHS have quite literally put their lives on the line at a moment's notice, often with very personal sacrifices being made, to care for the nation in a national crisis. It is fitting that their unflinching bravery be recognised. Without them, we would be facing a much deeper crisis. They must be rewarded and recognised for being the backbone of Britain. They were the new front line in the war against this virus.
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    Created by Mary Sample
  • Heroes Day
    Our country should never ever forget the work done, long hours and dedication shown. It would be an annual reminder to ensure these people are never again considered as low skilled individuals from a wide range of original countries of origin.
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    Created by Patrick Nunley
  • Save Reading Gaol for the community
    Reading Gaol is of huge national and international cultural significance in terms of its history and its ties to Oscar Wilde’s incarceration there. For the LGBT community those connections to Oscar Wilde are of heightened importance. Wilde wrote “De Profundis,” from his cell and the site was later the inspiration for his poem: “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” As a listed building and a Scheduled Monument, it is of national historical importance. The eastern section of the 900 year old Abbey church and quite possibly the site of Henry I’s tomb lie underneath the ground. The community in Reading and beyond feel that it's best future is as a cultural and arts site that can share this history and complete the Abbey Quarter for Reading. The council submitted a bid for the site with the support of the community. Matt Rodda MP for Reading East has said "I am concerned that the Government still want to sell the gaol to the highest bidder and I understand they now have a preferred bidder who they are working with." Alok Sharma as the neighbouring MP for Reading West prior to the election spoke in support of saving the site, wore a 'save Reading Gaol T-shirt' and said he would back the campaign. We call on him to act on these words now. As a member of the government he is in a unique position to ensure that this special site is saved for our community.
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    Created by Rachel Eden
  • The Fourth Plinth Trafalgar Square
    So every visitor to Trafalgar Square will see how much the UK cherishes and supports the NHS and the debt we owe to the NHS staff.
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  • COVID-19 family movie time
    For structure to our life, nostalgic purposes and to distract us from the news for a short while. In years to come we will say ‘do you remember movie time on tv?’
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  • Provide a British Sign Language interpreter for Daily Government Briefings
    The Coronavirus pandemic is a global emergency and the daily Government updates are one of the most important broadcasts of our time. That is why it is vital deaf people have access to such crucial information at this time and having a British Sign Language interpreter at the daily press conferences would make it easier for deaf people to follow at home.
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    Created by Lisa Swain
  • Rent Relief for Places of Worship, Faith and Community Centres*
    Following the Government advice, all masjids and other faith-building and community centres are closed due to COVID-19 to help stop the spread of the contagion in the community and society at large; support social distancing for medical reasons; and to make all necessary efforts to safeguard people; flatten the curve and fight this virus. Most local community masjids and other faith buildings rely on voluntary donations from the regular congregation and attendees to survive and carry on – obviously, that is not possible in the current circumstances. These places not only help the community regardless of circumstances and challenges but also provide a place of comfort, solace but also supporting the wellbeing and welfare of its attendees. Under the COVID-19 challenge, places of worship are under increasing pressure to support the vulnerable in their locality and beyond. The rent-relief, only for the duration of this pandemic, a national emergency, will help the places of worship, faith and community centres. We urge the Council and decision-makers to support these local places in Tower Hamlets - and other local authorities across the country to follow this course of action urgently. We must bring everyone together and do whatever is necessary to support the community, support the vulnerable and fight the COVID-19 virus.
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  • Music Licence fees for village halls
    It has been an ongoing issue for some time that the MusicLicence (PRS/PPL) charging basis for charitable village halls is unfair, because it is calculated on the gross income of the charity, even though most village halls only have music occasionally (e.g. dance classes or a wedding hire). The fee basis is understandable for music venues or theatre, but not for village halls, where it represents a disproportionate amount of their total expenses . With many village halls badly affected by cancelled hirings because of the coronavirus problem, the Government should come to the aid of village halls by asking PRS/PPL to waive the fee immediately, while they sort out a fairer fee basis for the future.
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    Created by Martin Snodin
  • Demand Boris Johnson issues a compulsory order to close to protect businesses during Emergency
    If The Prime Minister issues a compulsory order, this will at least enable all businesses listed above to claim on insurance to mitigate some of their losses during this emergency. Leaders of other European countries have done this, to enable the businesses to close, protect the public, help the health service, and enable these businesses to continue to trade after this emergency. We need this to happen to protect these businesses. Don't let this be as Don MacLean once sang " the day that music died". This could otherwise be the death knell for businesses we rely on for much needed entertainment and leisure.
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    Created by Carol Edwards
  • Stop six nations coverage moving to amazon
    It brings everyone together, and joins communities. Not everyone can afford to pay membership to watch the six nations which means less will watch it and rugby won’t get the support it has, and risks losing its community and funding due to lack of funding
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