• Sharp disposable bins
    Syringes are not only unpleasant to see lying around, they could have infections on, never mind the obvious they have traces of drugs, witch could be fatal if a child or animal come in to contact with them.
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  • Campaign to save the Shooting Star charity shop in Ashford, Surrey
    Even before Covid-19 and the lockdown, the Shooting Star charity shop has always been extremely popular in our area, particularly as it specialises in selling good quality second hand (and often brand new) items for babies and children of all ages at reasonable prices, and all for a very important cause. There are a huge amount of young families (many on low incomes) in Ashford who benefit from the large selection of toys, games, equipment and clothing. Not only is it the only place in our local high street to have such a large selection of children’s items, but if you needed something urgently, the only other choice would be to travel to Staines and many don’t have their own transport to do so easily. It is an absolute asset to our community and has been for many years, being only the second Shooting Star shop to open. Without it and it’s fundraising the Shooting Star House hospice wouldn’t have been able to be built. At this present time, many families are struggling financially because of the affect of Covid-19. Many have lost their jobs due to lockdown or are unable to work due to shielding. People in this situation really will miss the benefits of this essential charity shop. So although we are all in difficult times, it doesn’t make any sense to close the shop for good, especially as it was so popular and is now in more demand than ever before. We all need it as much as they need our donations. Also a large housing project is being built on Church Road which will mean that very soon, even more families will be in the area, so a shop like this will be in even more demand. Not only this, but the wonderful ladies who work there will be without jobs. There are all so friendly and welcoming and have worked so hard for this great cause We implore Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice charity to please think again about keeping this absolute asset to our community in Ashford.
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  • Petition for the urgent reopening of Clovenstone Community Centre
    As the only remaining Community Centre in the Wester Hailes area it is a vital hub, providing a safe welcoming space for people to meet and interact, where they can make new, and strengthen existing community bonds. We have never needed the facilities more than now, and would urge the council to consider reinstating their staff to run groups within the centre, in the same safe and considered way as their staff in schools.
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  • Make National Theatre Live available to ALL
    Recently, The National Theatre provided NT at Home to keep us entertained during lock-down. It was available to all, including those who are never able to visit a theatre or cinema. The easing of lock-down and the return of National Theatre Live to (some) cinemas, means a return to the exclusion of many.
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  • Furlough Redundancies in The National Trust
    My husband has been a volunteer for 10 years at a NT nursery. It’s run mainly by volunteers with a small paid staff. This has been a lifeline for many volunteers. These people work together as a team. The nursery makes money and over the last few years the infrastructure and reputation that the nursery has built has made it successful and profitable for the NT. The profits have helped the NT. They sell plants to customers in their gift shops- the money made is ploughed back into the NT and the houses they support. Cornwall has suffered during this Covid pandemic. Lots of people depend on work which is below the national average, we need to keep these people at work. The NT should be looking at keeping their people employed- it’s the staff and their volunteers that keep our heritage alive.
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  • Wooton cinema
    It would mean a lot to me as this cinema is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom and if it goes we again our losing apart of history in they area this cinema has been here for 93 years and as announced it is closing its doors for the final time which would not only be a shame as the history in the building alone as the movies this cinema has shown over its 93 years
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  • Regenerate Squire St
    This street has been an eye sore for years. It is targeted by fly tippers, litterers, criminals and is an environmental issue with many rats often spotted. It is pulling down prices of houses costing home owners thousands and making it harder for people to get insurance. The people of Whiteinch should not be left behind anymore whilst Partick and other areas are being redeveloped.
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  • Keep the statue of Jen Reid in Bristol centre until a permanent replacement is decided upon.
    The statue of slave trader Edward Colston stood in the centre of Bristol for 124 years, where it has stood as an offensive provocation to the black community, in the literal centre of our city. For at least the last 30 years the statue was the subject of controversy, and many pleas to Bristol City Council that it be removed; finally, in June 2020 the matter was taken into the hands of the people, who forcibly removed the statue, as BCC were clearly unwilling to do so, despite voluble popular feeling. Within a few weeks, in an act of guerilla art, the empty plinth of the Colston statue was filled with a sculpture by renowned artist Mark Quinn of Jen Reid, a BLM protestor involved in the removal of the Colston statue. In contrast to their 30 years of procrastination over removal of Colston's statue, BCC sprang into action to remove this popular addition to Bristol centre within 24 hours of its installation. The people of Bristol were not consulted about this removal, and we'd like the new, improved statue put back until such time as a long-term replacement can be found. It won't be permanent, we understand, but it's an appropriate placeholder that symbolises Bristol's rejection of racist iconography, and our pride in our multicultural community. People should have a chance to see it in place, and allow it to heal some of the harm done by 124 years of glorification of Bristol's shameful involvement in the slave trade, and the council's subsequent disrespect for its black community. - [Jen Reid] recalled climbing onto [the plinth] after the Colston statue was pulled down and spontaneously raising her arm in a Black Power salute. "It was like an electrical charge of power was running through me." "My immediate thoughts were for the enslaved people who died at the hands of Colston and to give them power. I wanted to give George Floyd power, I wanted to give power to Black people like me who have suffered injustices and inequality. A surge of power out to them all. Creating this sculpture is so important as it helps keep the journey towards racial justice and equity moving, because black lives matter every day." “This sculpture is about making a stand for my mother, for my daughter, for black people like me. It’s about black children seeing it up there." “It’s something to feel proud of, to have a sense of belonging, because we actually do belong here and we’re not going anywhere." We're asking Bristol City Council to restore the statue to the plinth, so that Jen's daughter and other children can see it.
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  • New statue in Bristol
    It would be a fitting memorial to the African slave trade and a recognition that the wealth of the UK and cities like Bristol was created directly from the persecution and enslavement of other human beings.
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  • Properly fund Community radio
    Community Broadcasters provide a platform to impart information, they are manned mostly by unpaid volunteers and provide an essential service to local communities. Commercial broadcasters are now centralising their programming, resulting in fewer local information sources.
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  • Save Our Ponds - Hampstead Heath
    The Women’s, Men’s and Mixed bathing ponds on Hampstead Heath are world-renowned gems for wild swimming – cherished by a large and diverse community who swim in all seasons and across the decades to maintain mental and physical health. Some people come in search of quiet solitude in nature; others for community, solace or sanctuary. The unique setting, atmosphere and inclusive ethos of the bathing ponds are threatened by the City of London Corporation’s decision to impose compulsory charges and use intrusive technology. The Corporation has replaced voluntary payments of £2 (£1 concession) with compulsory tickets that cost £4.00 (£2.40 concession). Many pond users have previously contributed to a donation-based system but support the fight to oppose compulsory charging because it will destroy the inclusive and diverse pond community. The Corporation’s proposed charging regime would mean that regular swimmers must now expect to pay £624 to visit 3 times a week, an increase of 500% on the previous cost of purchasing a £125 season ticket. At a time of unprecedented health and financial emergencies, and when inequality is an urgent social concern, it is wrong for the Corporation to demand payment.
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