• Let's improve Birstall's health and wellbeing!
    There are currently no publicly funded facilities to aid health and wellbeing in Birstall. The public parks have limited uses that appeal to a minority of people. The swimming pool that was around fifty years old was closed down years ago. Compared to other areas of Charnwood, Birstall has very little to offer residents to improve their health and fitness, despite it being well documented that physical health improves mental wellbeing and can increase life expectancy. The areas of Syston and Thurmaston have easy access to South Charnwood Leisure Centre. In Rothley, Mountsorrel and Quorn they have Soar Valley Leisure Centre whilst the residents of Loughborough and surrounding villages (including Quorn) have access to Loughborough Leisure Centre. See below to see the facilities enjoyed by residents elsewhere in Charnwood! https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/leisure The picture above is the pool at Syston. There is nothing of this calibre for Birstall residents, despite Birstall housing nearly as many people as Syston, and being in the top ten highest contributing villages in Council Tax revenue out of 34 areas, see: https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/files/documents/council_tax_bands_for_2019_20/Council%20tax%20bands%20for%202019-20.pdf Birstall has seen substantial growth with increased housing, which has increased traffic flow. The introduction of the Park and Ride and the A46 have also added to the volume of traffic. Subsequently Birstall has suffered the loss of green land and a gradual deterioration in the facilities available to local people. Birstall folk have received nothing by way of compensation for the expansion their village has suffered. Birstall residents call for a new Leisure Centre to be built with facilities comparative to those elsewhere in the borough. A suitable and central location should be found without the loss of further green field. The facilities and amenities available in Birstall fall far short of those available in other, similar sized areas of Charnwood. Thank you! Now please see two other important matters for Birstall and its residents. 1) Improvement to the area overall, please see petition: Let's make Birstall beautiful again! and 2) Reduce speed limit on A6/Loughborough Road to 30mph, see petition: Let's make Birstall Safer! Thank you, now please share with your family and friends. Because Birstall matters!
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  • Let's make Birstall beautiful again!
    Birstall has continued to deteriorate over the last few years. The village centre (Sibson Road shopping area) is tired and in need of refurbishment. Basic amenities such as bus shelters, public benches and public toilets are old, broken and damaged making them unusable and an eyesore. Pavements are strewn with detritus and weeds. Publicly owned hedges are overgrown and unkempt, covering road signs. Road signs are damaged. Graffiti is increasing and is not cleared up efficiently. Birstall is unattractive and uncared for by our public bodies and this is affecting resident's quality of life, and local businesses are struggling. Shops have closed and are left empty, more are closing, and the recent closure of a Bank is reflective of this continuing decline. Compared to other areas of Charnwood, Birstall has been neglected. Other areas of Charnwood continue to thrive and have retained their visual appeal through the years of cuts and austerity. Why not Birstall? At a time when we should be using our vehicles less, attractive, clean and usable bus shelters would encourage people to use public transport, thereby reducing traffic and pollution levels. We want action now to restore Birstall back to the bustling and attractive village that it once was. All the issues above need to be addressed. With definitive action then taken to improve Birstall's visual appeal through such as: wooden bus shelters, floral displays, refurbished shop fronts in a traditional attractive style, restyled parks with gardens and seating areas so that they can be enjoyed by more members of the community. This will bring Birstall back to the standards seen elsewhere in Charnwood. Thank you! Now please see two other important matters for Birstall and its residents. 1) A new health and leisure centre for Birstall, see petition: Let's Improve Birstall’s Health and Wellbeing. 2) Reduced speed on A6/Loughborough Road to 30mph, see petition: Let's Make Birstall Safer! Now please share with your family and friends. Because Birstall matters!
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    For over 700 years the name William Wallace has brought about pride in who we are... In that time we have created monuments to his name seen films made about his life.. But have yet to celebrate the man with a day dedicated to his life and the selfless sacrifices he endured to protect and safeguard Scotlands future and sovereignty pay in the end with his own life....
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  • Don't allow the Ironworks music venue to be demolished
    Inverness has a thriving music scene which would be adversely effected if the Ironworks was to be demolished to make way for a hotel. There is nowhere else that caters for large, touring bands and it would be a great shame to lose the venue and all the opportunities that come alongside it. It's completely unacceptable for a London based company to monopolise on the increasing tourism in the Highlands to make a profit that will never help the local community, instead lining the pockets of hotel corporations.
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  • Give us an extra bank holiday next year
    We have the least bank holiday’s in Europe so why not give us one extra day!
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  • Save Strone Farm
    This landmark farm bears the name of the local housing estate the Strone and the farm has a wonderful history and has had many owners from Gabriel Dunlop to R Gardiner and the Bowes stretching almost 200 or more years back into history where adjacent was the Auchmountain Glen a Victorian garden which is now being restored. This is our heritage and the last few years have seen Greenock communities gentrified including schools and historic buildings. This is on my doorstep and I worked alongside Johnstone ( Last Farm Owner ) when I started the campaign to save the Auchmountain Glen and if I had my dream fullfilled The auchmountain Glen project could maybe have purchased this farm if it where not for red tape.
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  • Save St Stanislaus Dulverton and its Youth Centre
    St Stanislaus RC Church, Dulverton and its adjoining 'Residential Centre', a Hostel, share the same site, with narrow access and restricted parking. One property is not usable without the other. The Hostel needs some expenditure on the exterior for which the Diocese is unwilling to pay. According to professional estimates obtained by the Parish, the cost is no more than £50K, which, given the chance, the Parish and Diocese could source between them. Most groups staying at the Centre are from schools, colleges, universities and youth organisations who come for canoeing and kayaking on the rivers Exe and Barle, rowing on Wimbleball Lake or cycling and hiking on Exmoor. Many groups had already expressed an interest in booking for 2020 before closure was suddenly announced by the Diocese in June 2019. The Hostel is in a prime location in the National Park and conveniently situated in a town with shops and services. Loss of the Hostel will bring further significant loss to local businesses, to young people and to community life in Dulverton and the surrounding area which have already been hard hit by other recent closures. Loss of the Hostel will also inevitably mean closure of the adjoining Church of St Stanislaus which is a spiritual beacon not only for local parishioners, but also for town people of all faiths or none, who drop in for moments of quiet contemplation, for tourists, family and friends from across the world visiting Exmoor. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, former President of France, used to worship there when staying with friends locally. It is a little gem of a church with features designed by Sir Albert Richardson and adorned with glorious stained glass and interesting statues including St George and the Dragon by Septimus Waugh and a fine crucifix by Eric Gill. See more about the Residential Centre at http://www.exmoorhostel.co.uk/
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  • Love the Lido Shadwell Basin
    To provide safe swimming facilities in a place where they currently do not exist
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  • Make any sporting final England get into free to air on TV
    To inspire the next generation of young children and make sport available to everyone
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  • Secure the long-term protection of Crossbones Graveyard
    To protect Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden as a key heritage, cultural, community and spiritual asset.
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  • Put England Team International Cricket on Free-to-Air TV
    Due to public pressure, Sky agreed to make the Cricket World Cup Final available on Channel 4, this meant live cricket was on free-to-air TV for the first time since 2005. In most countries, the entire world cup was available on free-to-air television, yet only the final was shown here! The "England cricket team" represents England and Wales in international cricket. As a consequence, in stark contrast to the women’s football World Cup which drew record viewing figures, this has been a World Cup of missed opportunities for cricket in attracting future generations of fans and potential players, as well as meaning people who couldn't afford Sky miss out on watching international cricket. I grew up on free-to-air cricket and my parents couldn't afford Sky Sports. The next generation shouldn't miss out.
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  • Free travel for care leavers in Leeds
    This is important as care leavers often face issues people of a comparable age do not. Funding from social services expires at age 18, and loneliness and isolation is a huge issue facing care leavers in the modern day.
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