• Revamped skatepark for cwm
    There isn't much in the area in regards to skateboarding or bmx riding. This would bring the local kids together to enjoy, learn and exercise
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    Created by Dominic Mccreath
  • Diego Maradona, Scottish Football Hall of Fame
    He deserves this for the important part he played (his hand) in the defeat of England in the 1986 World Cup. He delighted the nations of Argentina and of course Scotland.
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    Created by Kenny Gallacher
  • Give residents fair access to Hatfield Park
    Access to Hatfield Park is a privilege that’s been granted to local residents for more than 400 years. The new 'Friends' scheme is the first time in history the Gascoyne-Cecil estate will charge local residents for access*. At £50 per person (or £75 for two) payable upfront, by every over-16, with no concessions, the charges will be out of reach to many in our community. It means Hatfield Park will effectively be out of bounds to everyone except the wealthy. That's not fair. We all know how important access to greenspace is for our health and wellbeing. The beautiful grounds of Hatfield Park are an asset the whole community treasures. They must continue to be an asset the whole community can use. We would like the Estate Director, Anthony Downs, and Lord Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, the Marquess of Salisbury, to - postpone the launch of the scheme until we can agree on something that's fair - revise the price structure so no-one in Hatfield will be excluded because of cost - guarantee that the fees will not rise year on year *Up until now, residents have had to pay a small admin charge, which was to cover the costs of the ID cards and key fobs. Recently, that charge was £15 for a 2-year pass. As it says on the passes themselves, ‘this pass must be produced on request to ensure that free access to the park is reserved for the people of the Parish of Bishop’s Hatfield’. Free. Access. It says it right there!
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    Created by Mary-Ann Ochota
  • Show of community support for The Flemish Weaver in Corsham
    Since Steve, Rob and family have taken over The Flemish Weaver, it has become a wonderful pub, but more than that...a community hub, especially since the COVID crisis began. They have worked tirelessly to adapt to the various changes in advice and legislation, made the pub COVID-secure and provided valuable takeaway services during lockdown. They have also given even more back to the community by donating proceeds to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and providing free meals for NHS/care workers and vulnerable people. Corsham is a small but vibrant community and The Flemish Weaver is a great asset to many of us. Please take this into consideration when negotiating the pub's future, so that we can keep Steve, Rob and the rest of the team in Corsham!
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    Created by David Klewin
  • Outside Aveley Primary School Zebra or Pedestrian Crossing
    Stifford Road is one of the main routes in and out of Aveley Village which is used by all types of vehicles including HGV's. The Safety of children and all is compromised greatly by there being no crossing outside the school. It is reported that the Lollipop Person has also been struck by a vehicle on more than one occasion therefore no crossing is no longer an option with regards to safety.
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    Created by Teresa Webster
  • Save Rockwater's Shacks by the Shore and Igloo Village
    From the very beginning, Rockwater has had the community at the heart of everything it has done. This Summer our team at the Shacks served you ice cream and hot dogs, Pimms and Prosecco, lobster rolls and cupcakes and we loved seeing the Western Esplanade brought to life again and used as a focal point for the community, as it was always intended to be. We passionately believe you should be able to continue enjoying all of our Shacks’ offering on the beach, and join us for sundowners on balmy Summer evenings, permanently. When the weather turned, we kept you cosy with winter warmers and hot stews and invested in building an entire igloo village so you could get together in a Covid safe way. If this small minority gets its way, we will only be able to use the igloos for just under a month post 3 December. Given the investment in providing something unique for Hove and somewhere people could gather in the permitted groups of 6 and feel safe, this is devastating. Post 1 January, many of you may not be comfortable meeting/dining indoors with larger numbers of other people, particularly if you are vulnerable. So it is critical our igloos are allowed to remain open until 31 March 2021 to enable our wonderful customers to still get out and get together with their bubble in the safest way possible, no matter what the weather is. We know from speaking to so many of you that our community has been crying out for this kind of hub for a very long time. But all of this is under threat because of these 10 people, led by someone who is motivated by a personal vendetta, are objecting to the Shacks and igloos without any genuine basis for doing so. We find this a bitter pill to swallow when they will directly cause the loss of around 45 jobs for local people in the hospitality industry (which has been decimated by the pandemic) and cause a huge loss to local suppliers, many of whom have been able to continue their business throughout this year because of demand from Rockwater’s customers. This isn’t fair and we need your support in signing this petition to show the Council that a few people with questionable motives do not represent Hove or the wider community.
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    Created by Maeve Davis
  • 20s Plenty for Carrbridge
    Several residents and parents in Carrbridge have expressed concern over the speed of vehicles travelling through our village. The 'heart in the mouth' moment experienced by our community when a vehicle passes too close, too fast, or they see a child or vulnerable person stumble near our roads, is all to common. The fear of death or accident should not be a part of spending time in our village. We must act now to prevent unnecessary accidents in the future. Not just this, slowing traffic down will improve the quality of life for residents who wish to spend time in the village near the street - this is particularly pertinent in the current situation, where social connection is a necessity for so many isolated people. Add your name to this petition to help us add pressure for Highland Council to adopt a default 20mph limit in residential areas. Some facts: ● SAFER STREETS FOR ALL, PARTICULARLY CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY Less risk of serious injury (20% fewer casualties), especially for vulnerable road users; less intimidation from motor vehicles for all road users and especially those walking and cycling. ● PROMOTING ACTIVE HEALTH FOR RESIDENTS Reinforcing healthy lifestyles by encouraging walking, cycling and active travel ● ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS Reduced vehicle emissions and noise due to lower speeds and traffic volumes ● BETTER COMMUNITY LIFE AND A POSITIVE IMAGE OF CARRBRIDGE 20mph enables lifestyle changes, renewed community life, sociability and the positive atmosphere we all want where we live. Carrbridge will become a more attractive, liveable place ● STRENGTHENING THE LOCAL ECONOMY 20mph aids local business as people want to shop and live in 20mph places. ● POSITIONING CARRBRIDGE AS A LEADER The trend towards 20mph is well-established in the UK and other countries. 20mph would place Carrbridge on the map and encourage other positive investments for our village.
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    Created by James Bracher
  • Full Pay for Barbican Workers!
    From July this year the Barbican Centre enjoyed a successful phased re-opening, allowing thousands of Londoners to enjoy art, music, online events and cinema in a safe, healthy environment and soon we'll do it again. The frontline staff - gallery workers, audience experience, front of house and more - have the expertise to make this happen. Unfortunately, in this second lockdown, the City of London have decided not to top up pay for non-contracted casual staff beyond the 80% granted through the government's Job Retention Scheme. Announced with less than a day to accept these terms, the City has thrown its lowest paid and most diverse group of workers, the people that the public sees on every visit, under a bus. The City of London is committed to the London Living Wage. 80% of the London Living Wage is not a living wage. Frontline staff deserve to be recognised, with 100% of their furlough being honoured as it is for all other employees of the Barbican & City of London. Please sign our petition and join us as we call on the City of London to reverse this decision and offer all staff full pay. https://files.38degrees.org.uk/items/files/000/003/050/original/union.gif
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    Created by GMB Barbican Picture
  • Southport skatepark
    This is so important for several reason. 1. most of all health and safety, the skatepark is becoming extremely dangerous because of the amount of holes that are in the ramps. pretty much every ramp in the skatepark has some kind of hole in it. 2. The amount of children it keeps of the street is amazing. It helps them keep on the straight and narrow and concentrating on something they can progress in and potentially take into a career. 3. It gets you fit, helps maintain a healthy lifestyle and makes a significant difference to your mental health. 4. You become part of an amazing community and meet amazing individuals. 5. Gets the new generation off the video games and out the house. 6. It prevents us from being able to entertain the many viewers we get from the public, watching us on the pier. 7. It’s a place to go that people can feel safe and welcome but due to the holes people are no longer wanting to come as they don't feel safe. 8. Everyone loves southport skatepark the design is perfect, the obstacles are perfect and we are extremely lucky to have a skatepark like that in our town. The local council got quoted £18,500 to resurface the skatepark, which I personally think is a bit too high but even if that is the case, this amount isn’t that much considering the amount of children and adults it helps in this community. It keeps them off the streets and It helps them concentrate on something they can progress in and potentially take into a career. I believe it is worth every penny of that money. Their plan is to do 2 ramps a year for 4 years but that means they will be constantly fixing ramps and to be honest the whole skatepark needs doing not just 2 ramps a year. The skatepark need re-surfacing every 5 years or so and I think it’s such a small amount to pay for such a big positive impact it makes on Southport town centre . The skatepark is a wonderful place I’ve been going there for 10+ years now and if it wasn’t for Southport skatepark I wouldn’t of traveled the world doing what I love. It personally changed my life, before the skatepark I was in trouble with the police a lot, I was doing stupid stuff and then I started to skate and haven’t looked back since. A skatepark isn’t just a skatepark, it’s a home to some people, it’s the only place for some people can go and feel safe and to be part of a family and all we want is our home to be safe to use not just for us but for the new generation that’s interested. Please help everyone. Thank you ❤️
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    Created by Mike Marsh
    Stonehenge must be protected for future generations to enjoy traffic on a road so close to the site could seriously damage the ancient sacred stones please sign my petition to stop the potential development from ruining this wonderful piece of our Heritage.
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    Created by Carol Dodson
  • Moor Green Roller Skating Rink & Skate Park
    There's been a huge amount of people starting to roller skate and we need a place where there is enough space for us to be able to skate freely and out of the way of walkers and cyclists. Roller skating is such a good form of physical exercise and has such a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing. It's so good for the community and helps bring people together from all ages and walks of life. This past year it has changed my life and so many others i know in such a huge way and I want it to keep growing, it'd be a great encouragement if we had a space to properly spread our wings and skate. It would also be so much safer for new skaters to skate out of the way of cyclists and pedestrians.
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    Created by Amber Docker
  • Who Killed the Music? Implement continued financial support for the live music industry
    We are at risk of losing a large amount of our music industry, not just due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but because of the lack of financial provision at this time, for those who work within the live music industry. Live music is one of the main pillars of our social interaction, cultural union and entertainment in the UK. During Covid we have been reminded of how much we rely on music and other art forms during tough times, and how we turn to the arts to keep us connected as a nation. Live music is also one of the fastest growing and economically vibrant sectors in the UK. Without taking action, there may not be a live music industry to go back to. Research from the umbrella group, Live, has shown that an estimated 64% of the sector’s 262,000 workers, will be jobless by Christmas. This means that 170,000 people will be unemployed, with the sector facing an 80% decline in revenues this year due to covid measures. The hardest hit will be the industry’s many freelance and self employed workers, 144,000 of which are expected to be out of a job. Permanently employed staff are also at risk, with half facing unemployment when furlough ends. Most businesses involved in live music have not been able to open for the past 6 months, making them ineligible for the government’s new extended job support scheme, which starts next month in place of furlough. Three quarters of live music employees have been using the furlough scheme. The extended job support scheme only applies to businesses forced to close because of localised coronavirus restrictions, so will not aid those who have already been forced to shut. The music industry of course, being one of the first industries to close as a result of the outbreak. This scheme will begin later than expected, as furlough has been extended until December in light of another lockdown. However, only those who were on a PAYE payroll by October 30th will be eligible for this. The self-employed will gain financial aid during lockdown (only 20% of their average monthly income), but freelancers are excluded from this. This means up to 2.9 million freelancers across industries will gain no support at all. The government’s culture recovery fund has saved 10,000 jobs, but research by Media Insight Consulting shows that it will not prevent hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost. The ramifications of this are unfair for the vast and varied amount of people involved in making live music happen, who are not being properly considered by our government. To suggest that musicians should simply retrain in other fields, is not only negligent, but shows a total lack of appreciation for the craft and societal benefits provided by live music. It also shows great detachment from an oversubscribed job market and the pressure currently put on a rising number of applicants, whilst the number of jobs decreases due to COVID. To assume that live music can just pick up where it left off post-COVID, is both naive and impossible. There will not be a normal to come back to and the industry could take years to rebuild.
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    Created by Francesca Tabor