• Alcohol free zones in Old Leigh
    Following the easing of the Corona Virus lockdown, and before the pubs have reopened, the conservation area known as Old Leigh in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, has witnessed hordes of people who have brought their own alcohol, sitting on the sea wall, drinking and then and throwing their empty bottles and cans into the sea. We think that this trend will continue after the pubs reopen, especially as the pubs will not be able to accommodate the same numbers of drinkers as before lockdown. We are also concerned that other aspects of anti social behaviour that have been taking place, such as urinating on local private property, will continue at night after the pubs close their facilities, if people are allowed to continue consuming their own alcoholic drinks in these areas. We want this ban so that we can reclaim our lovely historic area for the ordinary day trippers and tourists who visit our famous fishing village and who have recently been deterred by these anti social gatherings.
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  • Allow Forest Schools to Open as Soon as Possible
    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 31 says “That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.” Currently independent forest schools and outdoor educators are not allowed to offer activities to children under the lock-down rules. There are suggestions from the DfE that this will not change on 4th July. Being able to socialise with their friends and have access to nature based group activities is good for children's physical and mental health. The government have recommended that children get exercise outdoors, that schools take lessons outside as much as possible and that classes may contain up to 15 children. Children are allowed to access sports training outside. Adults are being encouraged to go to work, join sports clubs and visit shopping centres. If we were 'following the science' forest schools would be open now. Forest School Leaders are trained professionals with first aid qualifications experienced in managing risk and providing healthy, fun and stimulating activities for children of all ages. We are therefore perfectly placed to be able to offer activities to children that are Covid-19 risk assessed which will allow children to socialise and enjoy nature in a low viral-risk environment. Parents of school children and home schooled children are asking us when their children can participate in nature based activities with their friends. We believe all Forest Schools should be allowed to open as soon as possible for all children. Forest School Leaders have always put children's welfare at the top of their list of priorities. Forest School by definition is child centred learning, see https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/what-is-forest-school/ Children's emotional, mental and physical well-being is central to our practise. A study based on track and trace data has demonstrated that children are at low risk from contracting covid-19, from developing serious symptoms, from passing the virus between each other and from passing the virus from a child to an adult. See https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/children-and-covid-19
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  • Lift the alcohol ban on Glasgow's streets and parks
    This has always been an attack on Glasgow's working class. Not everyone can afford to go to the pub and not everyone has a garden. Yet, we are unable to drink alcohol in a park or on the streets like we see in Edinburgh. This is particularly damaging in the current Covid crisis. We must lift this ban to ensure people can enjoy what little freedom we have right now. We demand the same rights as Edinburgh. We are tired of being branded criminals for exercising freedoms while posing no risk to others.
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  • Pizza Tipi and Bar - Rice Box Events
    Rice Box Events is a professional hospitality business. We usually attend weddings, corporate functions, food and drink festivals, agricultural shows and music festivals with our street food and bar units. In March 2020, due to the pandemic we lost 90% of this years business and we really need to find an alternative business strategy that will support the business until the pandemic is over and we can resume normal business activities.
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  • Bring Back Geoff Barker Rock'n'Roll!
    Geoff Barker's Rock'n'Roll show had a loyal - and steadily growing -following here in the South West. Beside appealing to the broad popularity of classic 50s and 60s rock'n'roll, Geoff Barker helped promote local rock'n'roll bands and venues and gave airplay to new releases that would otherwise rarely have been heard on mainstream radio. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the genre, priceless archive of interviews and genuine passion for the music has been entertaining BBC listeners for many years now, and at a time when morale is low due to Covid-19, we need that entertainment more than ever. We understand that all pre-recorded shows on BBC local radio were TEMPORARILY suspended due to the need for live Covid updates, but as the world begins to return to normal, the frequency of these updates could be relaxed. Please bring back the Geoff Barker Rock'n'Roll show!
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  • Save Somerville Hall
    We have already lost the Pre School which ran for 50+ years due to St Chads Church closing the hall. Also, our Guides, Karate Group and other functions/groups have all ceased because of their decision to close Somerville Hall. Somerville Hall also has a Covenant dating back to when the land was given to the church and the council in 1957. This was to protect the land from any development that didn’t facilitate the needs of the local community. In 2019 it was also awarded an Asset of Community Value listing by Redbridge Council. This essentially saves buildings that are proven to perform a unique service when there are no other places locally that can perform that task. It is in a nutshell a asset to the community. It says exactly what it does on the tin! It was a valuable resource that has been taken away from us and will remain so if St Chads Church isn’t made to look at its conscience and reopen it for our community. Contrary to some reports, the hall is not derelict. It is not pretty, and at the moment could be tarted up with a lick of paint and some tender loving care. Our campaigners have even offered our services to the Church to help them in cleaning up the Hall. However, these offers of help have fallen on deaf ears. Just to clarify, at the time of closure the hall had been awarded and passed an Ofsted inspection. So very far from derelict. Up until recently our plan was to petition The Church of England to just re open the hall and for it to be used as before by our community. But as of the beginning of May the Church Reverend has lodged an Appeal to overturn Redbridge Councils decision. We were hoping the Church would see sense about this as we need precious community space due to this Covid Crisis. However, the Church is still pursuing this property development cash raiser. Please help us and sign our petition.
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  • Museum of British Colonial History
    A demonstration of a willingness to face the truth about British History
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  • Statue for Dame Vera Lyn
    National heritage a treasured sweetheart for all the armed forces
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    Created by Philip Jones
  • To establish Dame Vera Lynn her place in history on the 4th Trafalgar Square plinth.
    Her death, marks a significant end to Workd War Two connections.
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  • A statue for Dame Vera Lynn
    We need to commemorate the Force’s Sweetheart with a statue. Dame Vera Lynn was a shining light during WW2 and kept many hearts beating with the ideal that we could come out of the other side stronger and better. She uplifted the spirits of millions through the traumatic war and should be remembered for the real hero she was.
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  • Save the UK’s Arts and Cultural Industries
    The arts enable us to connect with ourselves, each other and the world. As well as providing entertainment and escapism, they play a vital role at the heart of communities across our country. The arts enrich the mental health and social lives of millions of people all over the UK. Every year, around 34 million people go to the theatre. The participatory and outreach work done by many arts organisations empowers people to develop creative skills, grow in confidence and collaborate. There are also major economic benefits to the arts continuing to thrive. Before coronavirus, the UK’s Creative Industries contributed almost £13 million to the UK economy every hour. For every £1 spent at the theatre, £3 was spent on food, drink, accommodation and travel in the local area (with significantly more being spent in the West End). But these are just some of the reasons why it’s so vital that we rescue the arts. You will have your own – and we’d love to hear them. Please click below to tell your story about what the arts mean to you, and see what other people have said about what is at stake in this moment of crisis: https://www.campaignforthearts.org/
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  • Statue of dame vera lynn
    Dame Vera Lynn has just died at the age of 103, and at this time it seems most appropriate to honour a lady whom even younger people would/do find inspirational in everything she achieved in her life. It is particullarly pertinent at this moment in time, not only because of her achievements in bringing pleasure to thousands of servicemen during WW2, but because she was such an uncontroversial personality that I cannot inagine anyone objecting.
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