• Keep All Northamptonshire Libraries in Public Ownership
    Libraries are often one of the last free to use public hubs in towns and villages where services have already been drastically cut. Reducing Northamptonshire's libraries and potentially leaving only 8 would be devastating for this semi rural county. These important buildings don't just house books they provide modern meeting places for many clubs and groups as well as community events, meeting rooms, internet access and a host of other services. To lose the libraries and with them some children's centres and elderly respite provision would be a real tragedy for our thriving communities leaving us without access to vital services.
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  • Help the homeless sign this petition
    Homelessness is important to our country what sort of planet make its own money yet has its own people starving and freezing to death on its streets of all ages in all countries great Britain has homelessness what's great about that print some notes of round them all up and help them don't they deserve a chance at life , if evil serial killers and pedophiles get the help why not the vunrable good homeless people why ? 🤔
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  • Stop planned changes to funding for women's refuges
    New government funding plans threaten to dismantle our life-saving national network of refuges and put the lives of women and children trying to escape domestic abuse at risk. A Women’s Aid survey of refuge services showed that the proposed new model of funding could force over half of refuges responding to close or reduce their provision - resulting in 4000 more women and children turned away from the lifesaving services they desperately need. Already there are not enough refuge spaces to meet demand; data from Women’s Aid shows that 60% of total referrals to refuges were declined in 2016/17. When on average two women a week are killed by a partner or ex partner across England and Wales the stakes could not be higher. Under the new plans, rent money which would have in the past gone straight to domestic violence refuges would instead go to local authorities - effectively forcing refuges to compete for funding with other local services. Refuge managers have warned “if the plans get implemented it will be the end of domestic violence refuges." Visit the Women’s Aid website to find out more about this campaign: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigning-and-influencing/campaign-with-us/sos/
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  • Change the way women’s refuges are funded
    The changes, giving LA’s the money for refuges, will lead to refuges being closed because local authorities that are already stretched will be unlikely to want to pay for a woman and her children who have come from out of town( for safety reasons). The LA will want to use the money elsewhere, meaning more women will be killed and injured at the hands of abusive partners. It will also lead to more emotional trauma for children living in abusive households
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  • Parking in Uxbridge for Residents
    It is important to the community as there are alot of families with children (myself included) that are affected by this. Residents of hillingdon should be treated equally and given the same rights as everyone else !!!!! Please consider making parking easier for residents that live above the pavillions allowing parking permits so that we have the same rights as everyone else 🚘🚗🚘
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  • Stunning new theatre and Civic Complex for Tunbridge Wells? Yes please
    The proposal to build a new Civic Centre would result in a greatly enhanced theatre and badly needed modern office space in the centre of our town. This is a real opportunity to develop Tunbridge Wells as a regional cultural hub with all the associated social and economic benefits. The proposed theatre would sit alongside Trinity, the new cinema which is to be part of the redevelopment of the old ABC site and the proposed new ‘Cultural and Learning Hub’ (the refurbished Museum, Art Gallery, Library, Adult Education and Visitor Centre). The proposed location, on the fringe of Calverley Grounds, will both maximise enjoyment of that public space and benefit from the proximity of the main railway station, as well as serving to connect the attractions at the top of town with those in the Pantiles. Existing facilities can be maintained whilst the new buildings are going up. Though the plans do not come cheap, I am persuaded by the arguments that they are affordable and represent good value for money, an investment for the future that will help ensure Tunbridge Wells continues to thrive. Refurbishing the existing buildings would be cheaper but still involve spending millions and all we would end up with is a slightly shinier version of the inadequate status quo. These are challenging times, but challenging times call for robust responses and I support the initiative behind these plans and would like to see them progressed. If you feel the same please sign this petition: the plans will only go forward if they have majority support. If you want to know more before you decide you can visit the website http://www.twciviccentre.co.uk or follow on Twitter at @TWCivicCentre.
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  • Stop the deportation of whistleblower Kweku Adoboli
    Kweku Adoboli moved to the UK 26 years ago, at the age of 12, and has lived here ever since. The Home Office is aggressively trying to deport him to Ghana, away from the country he calls home and his closest friends. Kweku is now facing imminent removal from the UK after his submission of a Judicial Review of the Home Office’s treatment of his case was expedited at their request. Permission to apply for the Judicial Review was denied this week. Kweku urgently needs your help. In 2011, Kweku accepted responsibility for a large trading loss at Swiss Investment Bank UBS. Whilst he was cleared of the majority of charges against him, it was clear his actions had nothing to do with trying to achieve personal financial gain. He served his sentence as a model prisoner and for the last three years has been doing outstanding work of benefit both to industry and community. Convicted of a finance offence, posing no threat to his society, Kweku faces the draconian double punishment of being deported from the UK. The consequences of his removal to Ghana are severe and will include a potential lifetime ban on travelling not just back to the UK, but to Europe, North America and many other countries. Given the frequency of organisational scandals in recent years, Kweku's story offers a powerful and relevant living case study. Through his work, Kweku is challenging senior leaders and organisations to go beyond stereotypes of 'bad apples' to consider how context and environment shape decision making. Kweku is in a unique position to do this but is being prevented from doing so by the Home Office. Genuinely thoughtful, honest and open conversations about difficult issues are crucial to public life. Unfortunately, very few people are willing or able to do this. It is important not to deport Kweku not just for the fact that he is more British than foreign, but because his work is of value to the public interest.
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  • Stop PSPO's. Stop Persecuting Art & Exercise in Bournemouth town centre
    Bournemouth council is asking if we want a public space protection order (PSPO) for Bournemouth town centre. This will stop anyone over the age of 16 from skate boarding, Singing, Playing any music, expressing outdoor art including street artists, performers and statue work. The voice of the young and progressive individuals in Bournemouth is underrepresented because they often don't notice these types of policies until it's too late. The council have a moral responsibility to ask them directly what they want. We strongly feel that persecuting the arts and exercise will lead to less interesting town and a decrease in public health. As a community we enjoy watching them, they inspire us. Criminalising them is absurd, sports and arts should be held up as ways to maintain our mental a physical health. We would like to see more kids exercising more often in our public space they are the public too. We expect that busking only creates more tourism for Bournemouth at no cost to the council. We recommend that the council look at Winchesters busking policies and model yours on theirs which are very successful and well known. They should have free reign of where they can play within the town centre provided there is foot traffic and they are kept away from static pedestrians e.g. cafe patrons where business might be affected. The skateboarders should be provided with better faculties (skate parks) or a designated area with simple elegant obstacles like rails and modern concrete blocks, instead of spending money on making rails and benches skate proof (the steel bumps). Perhaps giving dedicated times and or spaces for buskers and skateboarders to enable them to express their art and improve the streets by accepting and supporting them and their skills. This is opposed to enforcing a PSPO which will persecute the arts, exercise and freedom of expression within Bournemouth town centre. This petition covers the area within the town of Bournemouth affected by the propose PSPO. We: Pearl Edwards and John McQuillan wish to present the petition at a meeting to the council. Please help us return the spaces to the people and enrich our town centre with art, individual expression and exercise. Thank you for your help
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  • Fair pricing for tied pubs/bars
    A tied bar means that you have to buy all your products from the brewery that leases you the bar. This means that the brewery charges you rent to lease the building, you have to buy there products at an inflated price and in some cases they will also take a cut of your net profit.
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  • To ban Alcohol consumption in the Scottish parliment
    I feel that in todays climate it is totally unacceptable that we the public should subsidise the consumption of Alcohol in government buildings at a time when everyones belts are having to be tightened, I work in a zero tolerance industry where we cannot drink alcohol along with many other hard working taxpayers while on duty therefore if the Scottish government feel so strongly about driving up the minimum Alcohol price for health reasons they should lead by example and look closer to home. to that end we should ban the sale and consumption of Alcohol totally in government buildings.
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  • Scrap VAT on community-purchased defibrillators
    VAT of 20% is charged on community-purchased defibrillators and the secure cabinet in which they are housed. More than 30,000 people a year have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital location. From the moment of cardiac arrest there is on average five minutes to save a life with the survival rate dropping by 10% for every minute that the heart is stopped without defibrillation. If the NHS, a charity or local authority purchase these pieces of live-saving equipment then there is no VAT on them. However, if a community purchases one then VAT is added. If VAT were removed from community defibrillators, then every sixth machine would be free! On November 22, in his Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond can make a difference and help save the lives of people who face cardiac arrest. Please sign this petition today to urge the Chancellor to scrap VAT on community-purchased defibrillators on November 22 and ask your friends and family to sign too. Together, we can make a difference. #SaveALife https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/public38/images/mp.gif
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  • Free London Transport for Students
    London is most expensive city in the UK, with extremely high living cost. At the moment students only get 30% off travel cards and 16-25 cards only allow 30% off of off peak single fares, but must pay the full price for peak fares. Why should students have to pay to go to university when they are struggling to afford everything else. The cost of education is expensive enough, why should we have to pay more. Help students out and let them travel to university for free.
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