• Keep Kendal Markets Public
    Since 1974 South Lakeland District Council (S.L.D.C - now currently Lib Dem controlled) and Kendal Town Council have been responsible for the upkeep, management and promotion of Kendal's historic indoor and outdoor markets. Due mainly to a lack of proper investment, management and promotion on their behalf, they now want to "outsource" the running of the markets into the private sector. This decision has come at a time when other nearby local authorities, such as Allerdale Borough Council are bringing back former "failed privatised" markets in their area back under public sector control. A recent survey of Kendal Market Traders undertaken by SOUTH LAKES LABOUR PARTY concluded that 90% of traders were opposed to outsourcing, 85% wanted the Lib Dem controlled S.L.D.C to continue running the market and 70% said that they had not been properly consulted. One of the most successful markets in the North of England is Skipton which is solely run by SKIPTON TOWN COUNCIL. We beleive that the Lib Dem controlled S.L.D.C and Kendal Town Council should re-think the situation that they, over the years has neglected. Our markets are a valuable, local community asset and with a small amount of creative will power, they could thrive without being flogged off.
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    Created by Trevor Batchelor
  • Let children have free play on Corams football pitches
    Companies paying for pitches should not be more important to a children’s charity then the children they receive funding for to improve their lives. Coram football pitches are the only pitches in this inner city, deprived area. Being a children’s charity they have always allowed children and young people the use of the pitches. Even the evenings when they were available for hire there was one dedicated pitch for free play. The new pitch restrictions, means outside of the dedicated (1-3pm Saturday & Sunday) children are not welcome. Other times young people must book in advance. So as well as taking away young people’s safe place where they can channel there energy into something positive & participate in sports Corams is also preventing siblings, cousins and friends playing football together. As well giving them silly time slots. So if a parent works in the morning for example and wants to take the kids for a kick about in the late afternoon this is no longer possible. This is an important cause-Corams is a hub of the community. Half terms, summer holidays, after school & weekends our children and young people should have the same access to the football pitch (at least one pitch) like they have always had.
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    Created by Chel Kingy Picture
  • Don’t turn Debenhams in Folkestone into a cinema!
    We already have a cinema in Folkestone! We love Folkestone, the most amazing thing about it is that we are teeming with so many local businesses that we support, and a new cinema would put our silver screen out of business! We already have a cinema, what about an arcade, or a roller skating rink? There’s isn’t anything affordable or fun in Folkestone for young people at the moment, apart from our cinema, but we already have one! We want something new, and to keep supporting our cinema that has been here for years!
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    Created by Rosie Healy
  • Keep our café in Alice Park
    The cafe in Alice Park has been a constant in the community for over a decade. opening 7 days a week throughout the year. Tony and the team have worked hard to improved the cafe and have built a large and loyal customer base. They also run community events including the Julian House Big Sleep which raises funds for the homeless. A recent plastic-free champion, (one of only 61 in Bath), Tony has led a crusade to do away with single-use plastics in the café substituting cardboard where applicable championing sustainable methods that supports the café’s park setting If you want the cafe to continue please support this petition.
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    Created by Lesley Bees
  • We oppose Vivid Housing's plans to build flats and houses on Fort Hill
    Winklebury is already getting 3,500 houses built to the west, any more houses will add to the already-expected congestion. The plans show 3-storey flats which is an overdevelopment not in keeping with the area. The Iron Age fort is a national treasure and should be treated with respect.
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    Created by Andy McCormick Picture
  • Keep Rugby Union 6-Nations games on free-to-view TV
    Over many decades, for many rugby enthusiasts, watching the 5-Nations and later the 6-Nations on TV has been the highlight of the sporting year. If it goes behind a paywall, as has been suggested, Rugby will go the same way as Test Cricket, losing dedicated fans, will failing to get youngsters interested, and will just wither away. This would be tragic. Don't let it happen.
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  • Save The Hungate Centre in Pickering North Yorkshire
    Many of the older people of the town and surrounding villages rely on the Hungate Centre as a place where they can enjoy companionship and gain a sense of belonging. It is a well loved venue for activities and events which strengthen community cohesion and improve well-being and mental health outcomes, especially for older people. It's continued existence plays a major role in combating loneliness and isolation in the community. It must not be lost for the sake of corporate gain and short term profit.
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    Created by Neil Hannah
  • Save The Grand Hotel, Leigh on Sea
    It's part of the very fabric of Leigh on Sea and the community hold many great memories of this amazing building in its heyday. Partially listed and really striking it towers over its neighbouring buildings. Wetherspoons have a number of great and interesting buildings within their chain and hopefully the weight of local support will encourage them to look at saving this iconic part of Leigh on Sea.
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    Created by Damian Smith
  • Keep the mond community pub open
    This is an asset to our community as it provides a place with a large dance hall which can accommodate parties of all kinds, Christmas, Halloween, Birthdays, weddings, engagement, children's soft play parties and more. The hall is also used for afternoon bingo for seniors of the community, Zumba for more energetic, Ball room dancing, old time dancing, brass band practice. It also has two snooker tables which are always used to maximum availability and they are possibly the only two now in this area on which the teams host home games. This is also said for the pool table which is fully utilised. Dart board, multi screen TV's for watching sport, this has Sky channels so those of us who cant afford Sky watch our sport here. Weekends there are card schools run by older members who are keeping the old traditions alive. Rooms used for charity meetings . below is a line copied from Vale Canadian web site. Vision To be the number one global natural resources company in creating long term value, through excellence and passion for people and the planet Values 1. Life matters most 2 . Value our people 3. Prize our planet 4. Do what is right 5. Improve together 6. Make it happen I hope this will overturn the decision to close , and DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR OUR COMMUNITY. Make it happen. Please. Even if is better to rename it. Clydach Community pub.
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    Created by Colin Payne Picture
  • Save free one hour parking in Erewash car parks
    If all free car parking is abolished, footfall and trade in town centres will be further impacted. Our town centres are already suffering due to the larger supermarkets and out of town shopping parks offering cheaper prices and extensive free parking. Save our town centres, keep up to one hour free parking in Erewash.
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    Created by Clare Green
  • Save Spa Fields park from Clerkenwell Design Week
    Every spring the Clerkenwell Design Festival build a huge two story building in the park that stops anyone from being able to use it. It takes up the whole space of Spa Fields for weeks and takes public space away from people. It stops people from enjoying the park - from taking lunch to walking their dogs to talking to friends. It kills the grass for the whole of the summer, after taxpayers' money is spent making it lush and green. It's privatising the park - turning an important public asset into a money-making event for businesses. It's not what our park is for, and there is no reason the festival should take up the space in the park at all. The Design Week website says the park will showcase "leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world." How many people in the local area will this actually be accessible to? Especially if it takes a beautiful public space away. Please sign the petition to pressure the council and festival bosses to move out of the park!
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    Created by Holly M
  • Revoke Lloyd’s Bank Closure (Belvedere)
    Belvedere is home to a vast number of elderly residence, many of whom cannot travel on public transport or travel at all to Bexleyheath, to use the bank. Some of this ageing community do not feel comfortable using online banking and also may not have families to help guide them with their financial needs. Closing the Belvedere branch will also massively affect the small businesses within the village who regularly use the bank for business and change purposes. This bank is vital to our village and I believe reconsideration is needed regarding this closure.
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    Created by Tilly Pantlin