• Allow Bris-Tek/Black Swan To Have A Stage At This Years St Paul's Carnival
    This is very important to the St Paul's area of Bristol as Bris-Tek/Black Swan is a very important night/venue in the community. And we feel the type of music that we are all passionate about needs to be represented at Carnival. So if you want to see the Bris-Tek stage at St Paul's Carnival please take time to sign this petition and spread the word to as many people as possible.
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  • Enforce the Code of Conduct on all Local Councils
    Since the Localism Act 2011, there is no effective power, between elections, for voters who are dissatisfied with the way their councillors are behaving or the decisions they make. Some Councils hide behind selected phrases from 'The Power of General Competence' as proof of right to do as they please. Evidence is emerging of growing complaints about decreased levels of openness, transparency, integrity and respect for the public as well as non-compliance with legislation. When councils abuse their new freedoms the first casualty is local democracy and the second is any member of the public who dares to challenge. See http://www.cpalc.org.uk/ In these communities voters are faced with bullying and intimidation when attempting to scrutinise and hold their council to account in accordance with our Community Rights and Powers under the Act. Voters currently have the choice of facing bankruptcy by using the legal system or suffering the loss of democracy within their own communities and intimidation when speaking out. We believe this to be no choice whatsoever.
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  • A Democratic Alternative to the Monarchy
    This is important to create a more equal country, We currently have a system where one family has special status, power and privileges. This is a corrupt system and enables the continuation of the class system. The Monarchy is something that should be consigned to history if we want to move forward as a more equal and democratic country in the 21st century. We would still have the history and Royal Palaces, which could be open to tourists. However we would no longer have a system where most people are second class citizens in their own country.
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  • Save Environmental Studies!
    Please do not ignore how important this subject is, it may one day save our planet. Education is the most powerful tool in saving the planet and helping us sustain ourselves and further generations. Environmental Studies has not just empowered students, but also changed the way they think and act about their education, their lives, and where they live. For me it's been the biggest page turner in my life, and without it I wouldn't be where I am now. This subject hasn't just helped me, it has helped countless other young adults in the UK find their passion in life and set them on their path for life, who are we to deprive others of such an opportunity? Furthermore it has actually encouraged students to go into STEM subjects at university, something that the government actually would like more people to do. Whilst some think that Environmental Studies overlaps with the other sciences, i can assure you the approach to similar topics is far from the same and each take their own angles and focus on completely different areas. This is a subject that deserves our attention, our care, and our devotion. We only have one earth, we only have one chance at this life, and how are we supposed to understand how we are affecting our home if we are not educated. If you would like to help us please sign this petition and email ofqual to speak your mind on the matter, we also have a facebook page up and running where we will post updates, important information, and some Environmental Studies related news just to show how much of an impact and how important this subject is! Email: consultations@ofqual.gov.uk
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  • Get the England team to play the Kayapó tribe after the World Cup
    The tribe are fighting with the Brazilian government to try and stop the deforestation that is leading to the destruction of the Rainforest, the place they have called home for many many years. If we could make this happen, it would help hugely to draw attention to the pressing matter of Amazonian Rainforest destruction and to help to conserve the rich cultures of the native Amazonian people that protect the land. In an open letter to the England Manager, Roy Hodgson, the Kayapó leader (Chief Megarón) said: "We live beside the Xingu River in the eastern part of the Amazonian rainforest. Our village is very traditional and we still live as our forefathers, so this would be a great opportunity for you to see how we live"
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  • Give us back our Britishness!
    This is not so much a petition as a harangue. I want to know who stole my identity, who stole my Britishness when I wasn’t looking? And by ‘Britishness ‘ I don’t mean the language or the culture, though I’ve studied Shakespeare and Dickens with the best of them, or the history or Christmas or the million meaningless trivialities that we seem to define ourselves by these days. My ‘Britishness’ was embodied in the values that I grew up with, to care for the sick, the poor and the vulnerable, to ensure that justice was done for the poorest and meanest of us all, to exercise tolerance by giving everyone ‘the benefit of the doubt’ until they proved us wrong, and above all not to walk by on the other side of the road when someone needed help. Where has that identity gone? I look around and all I see is selfishness, intolerance, greed and hypocrisy and a nation hanging on to its purse strings in the face of desperate want, a nation that is turning in on itself and devouring its own entrails. I love my country but I loved my people more. I was proud to be British not because of our empire, or our industrial history, our inventiveness or our wealth but because whenever I needed a helping hand, it was there, whenever I faltered along the way there was someone there guiding me onto the right path without judging me or turning their face against me. Above all I was grateful to the nation that enabled me to rise above poverty and ignorance, to give a better start in life to my children than my parents were able to give to me. I am grateful to the teachers who shed light on my ignorance, to the doctors and nurses who ensured that I grew up healthy and sound, to the social workers who helped me when things got too difficult, and to the strangers who showed charity in both word and deed. I was born into poverty in 1950, three years before the birth of the Welfare State. I slept in winter with overcoats on the bed to keep me and my sisters warm, I remember a week of living on cornflakes because there was no money for food and I walked to school with cardboard in my shoes to keep my feet dry. But thanks to the Welfare State and the principle of ‘universality’ , which meant that everyone cared for everyone else, my children have never had to experience any of this though, if we allow this erosion of true ‘Britishness’ to continue, my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren will. My plea is to all of you true Britons, and most especially to those of my own generation who must have experienced, heard tales of , or suspected, their own parents’ poverty and who have most benefited from the welfare state. We are all the parents of the coming generations. Do not be cowed by the doctrine of Deficit, gulled into doubt and despair, believing the worst of everyone, fellow citizens and foreigners alike. Rise up and reclaim your identity, or do nothing and turn away, pretending that you don’t see the spectres of poverty and injustice standing at the shoulders of your grandchildren. We, the British people deplore the theft of our identity and demand its return.
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  • Stop road rallies
    Recent road races in Northern Ireland and Scotland have led to the death, serious injuries of the motor bike riders and spectators. This is huge waste of life but also for a pointless activity that burns up thousands of litres of fossil fuel.
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  • Campaign against taking Metallica off the Glastonbury Festival line-up
    This is important because for many of us, Metallica's performance at Glastonbury Festival will be a memory we will treasure forever. Taking them off the line-up would be an absolute tragedy for their fans. Especially for such a ridiculous reason which has nothing to do with their music. As much as I am against game hunting, it's not as if they're going to be doing it on the Festival site, is it?? Chris Jenaya Aaron Dale's petition is like saying to a friend, "you can't come ice skating because you eat meat." So please, support my petition for the sake of amazing music.
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  • Remove Metallica from Glastonbury line up
    This is a cruel and abhorrent thing to do. Killing animals for food is one thing. But killing for so called sport is wrong. You can write to Glastonbury festival here: office@glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
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  • Stop all cuts to Arts Funding! Remove VAT from theatre tickets.
    The UK spends less per person on the Arts than almost any other country in the EU. And theatre gets more tourists visiting the country & RAISES more revenue than football.This should be acknowledged. Removal of VAT would make theatre more accessible to the less well off!
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  • CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND INDEPENDENT PANEL INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF 7 YEAR OLD ZANE
    Zane died in his home on 8 February 2014, a day after his home in Chertsey was hit by severe floods. His parents Nicole and Kye were hospitalised in a critical condition. Officials are investigating whether Zane’s death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. But family, friends and the fire services crew have highlighted that there is evidence to suggest the real cause was hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas that can lurk in unregulated landfill, released from the ground by mixing with floodwater. The fire and rescue team who attended the incident and monitored the air in the family home confirmed "25,000 parts per million of hydrogen cyanide" were present. Hydrogen cyanide was also found in the family's blood. It is understood that hydrogen cyanide can be released into the breathable atmosphere from flood water following a change in pressure or temperature. If this was the cause of Zane’s death, then clearly there are issues of public safety that require urgent attention. After Zane and his family were taken to St.Peter’s hospital in Chertsey, the police and fire services evacuated nearby homes and a public health warning was issued for those in the area feeling unwell to seek urgent medical assistance. Seventeen other local residents and police officers were ambulanced to hospital, isolated in contamination areas and then tested and and observed. Despite the reports that "very high levels of hydrogen cyanide" were found at the property, reports in the press suggested Zane’s death may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from pumps in the family home. The family have said that the only pumps which were on at the time were electric. The house is a rare all electric house with no gas supply and no capability of generating carbon monoxide. No carbon monoxide was found in the family home. Also, it took Public Health England 14 weeks to confirm to the family that hydrogen cyanide was indeed found in their flooded house and amazingly, despite the immediate finding of hydrogen cyanide in the home, the pathologist was never told to test Zane’s blood for hydrogen cyanide. However, as early as March, the family sent a report to the coroner suggesting excellent lines of enquiry including testing for hydrogen cyanide. They are still to confirm what actually killed Zane. The family’s own investigations into the surrounding area have since revealed that a field 6 metres from their home that contains a lake and looks so idyllic, is actually contaminated land but this did not show in environmental searches. Zane’s parents bought the house in 2004, when an environmental report showed no land contamination. However, subsequent reports for a neighbouring property in 2011, and for their own home, ordered by Zane’s parents last month, indicate contamination due to an old landfill site behind their home, now an infilled lake. Both Mr Gbangbola, who still has to use a wheelchair following his illness, and Ms Lawler believe there is a chance that families in other homes may be at risk since restrictions on what could be dumped at landfill sites in the past were less stringent. Also, no notice was given to the home or business owners in the area that would have been affected by the reclassification to contaminated land. In short, it appears that the very agencies here to protect us believe the truth will do more harm than good. Their focus is on the avoidance of national hysteria over the possible risk posed by old contaminated, undisclosed landfill sites throughout the UK. How many are there? Could you be living by one? Zane’s parents are deeply concerned that all possible causes of his death are not being investigated fully. Nicole and Kye are bereaved parents who deserve to know what really happened to their son. Also, they are currently homeless, unable to return to their home and Kye is still in a wheelchair. They have been left ‘broken’ by the death of their son and frustrated by the lack of answers. Mr Gbangbola said: “We really want to push and find answers because it is wrong that these risks can occur. Ideally this is something we would like to be able to highlight nationally. This deadly gas has come from somewhere, the authorities need to admit its presence, investigate its source and act to prevent more deaths and illness.” He said “We miss Zane every second of the day and all those who spent time with Zane commented that Zane was a truly remarkable boy. We would not want anyone else to experience this pain and burden of a living hell”. Help us get the truth about Zane’s death. Join the campaign for a proper public debate to establish the truth and ensure a tragedy like this never happens again. Press Coverage update Officials knew FOUR years ago about toxic gas blamed for death of boy in Surrey floods: Environment Agency protected their own building...but didn't tell boy's family living right next door http://dailym.ai/1t1o2vd
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  • Sheppey No More Houses
    More houses on Sheppey means more people on Sheppey. It is obvious that these ‘new’ people need jobs, medical services, pre-school and school places, better transport to get on and off and around the island, and many other facilities. Despite promises from previous developers, the considerable amount of new housing which has already appeared has not been accompanied by any such new infrastructure. Sheppey people are therefore unhappy at the expansion of Sheppey so far; traffic congestion, in particular, is truly awful. Bus and train services are not good enough to persuade residents to abandon their cars. There is not enough work for the existing population, most of whom commute on and off the island every day, compounding the traffic problems. This is all very bad for the environment and, ultimately, for the economy. The Facebook page “Sheppey NO more houses” offers photographic evidence for this congestion. It also demonstrates considerable disquiet at the way Kent County Council, Swale Borough Council and developers are perceived to see the Isle Sheppey as a profitable ‘dumping ground’, especially for London overspill.
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