• Repair or rebuild Clyde Bridge in South Lanarkshire
    On 30th August 2018 South Lanarkshire Council took the decision to close the Clyde road bridge between Carstairs Junction and Pettinain due to ongoing structural problems. They have advised that due to the issues there is a strong possibility that the bridge may be permanently closed and that there are currently no funds to repair or replace the bridge. This has partly cut off both communities badly affecting residents, businesses, emergency service responses as well as commuters to and from Carstairs station. Alternative routes are already congested and prone to accidents and closures. We would encourage everyone affected to sign our petition to try to get South Lanarkshire Council to repair or replace the bridge as soon as possible. WE WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ALSO SEND LETTER TO SLC CHIEF EXECUTIVE LINDSAY FREELAND AT pach.exec@southlanarkshire.gsx.gov.uk
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  • Fund the completion of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital
    When construction company Carillion went bust earlier this year, work on our new hospital stopped. Right now people in Liverpool are without the world-class healthcare they were promised. Now we need the government to step in and finish the job. We need some joined up working on this, not political posturing. We currently have a half completed state of the art hospital standing empty while patients are being treated and cared for in the old hospital. Witnessing how our existing facilities continue to be patched up to provide as decent a service as possible, it becomes more apparent that the make do and mend approach is no longer workable. A new 'almost complete' facility is only several hundred meters away. A conversation I had with members of staff this week highlights how frustrated they are at the lack of progress and how difficult it is to explain temporary change to many patients, particularly the elderly. All we want is what was promised, a clean, safe hospital fit for the 21st century. The Government have announced they will fund the completion of the failed Carillion build hospital in the Midlands, they should do the same for the people of Liverpool too. A coordinated approach to funding and completing the building needs to be a priority for the Government.
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  • Save our play space
    A lease agreement for our 4 acre woodland (named Ladybird woods by our toddler children) is vital for Ignite Unlocking Potential as a social enterprise to support schools, community & families with educational services including Wales's only Nature Kindergarten, Ladybirds Parent & Toddler group, Adventure camps and activity days for children with physical disabilities & additional learning needs. During the 4 years as a business tenant paying against a draft agreement of 21 years, we have transformed 4 acres of unused land into a centre for excellence in Nature based Pedagogy. To date, this learning & play space has enabled us to make a real difference to the lives of over 8000 children and provides leading edge education and training services to education & health professionals across Wales and the UK. Please read some of our reviews from parents & teachers that we have recently supported. Your signature will provide our children with the hope that we can continue to enrich their lives and provide a place that nurtures and unlocks their potential. "My little one went to the summer camp up the country park he has ADHD and struggles sometimes with friends and groups, to say he had an amazing time is a understatement he loved it the staff where amazing with him , come bk a very different child and much more confident, he can't wait to go again thank u all !!!!" Leanne Evans (Parent). "You don't know what a massive part your team has played this summer for my kids x so thank you all x" Caly Cross (Parent). "Had a wonderful time volunteering with the Ladybirds Parent and Toddler group today- very wet and soggy but a beautiful atmosphere, Thank you" Catrin Doyle (Volunteer). "This week I started my Forest School Leader training with you guys and I've loved every second. So many amazing ideas, people and open-ended resources! Just what I needed to get my mind back on track, can't wait for the next sessions!" Jordan Baxter (Teacher). “The community has nothing but wonderful things to say about the organisation and we’ve been waiting years to be able to attend!” “Ignite embody all of the goals and principals of the Well-being for future generations ACT. The adults love it.The Children love it.The community Need it.They promote health and wellbeing - both physical and mental, through a connection with the outdoors.They need the space!” Eve Harris (Parent).
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  • Fry's Chocolate Factory Petion
    To remember the first company to create the probable first chocolate bar and a new way of processing chocolate as well as the first chocolate Easter Egg.This was in their former headquarters and factory on the corner of Union Street and Nelson Street.
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  • BEIS: End poverty wages and the contracting out of government support services
    In your response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, ‘Good Work’, you rightly stated that it is important that everyone “has the ability to … earn a living to support them and their family”. We therefore hope that you will agree with us that it is outrageous that staff within your Department who keep it safe every day, clean the office, deliver the post and serve food are on poverty wages. For example, it is neither safe nor acceptable that to feed their families, security staff must work a minimum of 60 hours a week. This is at the same time as being on the front line of keeping a Whitehall Department safe. You will know that the Prime Minister has promised the “greatest extension of rights and protections for employees by any Conservative government in history”. We hope that you agree with the PM that this should extend to those working for the government and in government buildings, including your own. As you will be aware, many Departments already pay a proper liveable wage, including HM Treasury, the Department for Work and Pensions, Department for International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In fact, this is something your staff (from the former Department of Energy and Climate Change) fought for, won, and are rightly proud of. In addition, the Houses of Parliament, where you have a Parliamentary office, is also a Living Wage Foundation employer and so those staff that clean one of your offices are paid a liveable wage, while those that help run your Department are not. I am sure you agree this cannot be right or just. Back in 2016 the Trade Unions sought to engage positively with your Permanent Secretary, Alex Chisholm. Despite initial early indications of a positive approach, including confirmation that increases in pay were both affordable and within the Department’s gift, the Unions have at best been met with intransigence and indifference since then. We hope that given your commitment in the Industrial Strategy to be personally responsible for “improving the quality of work”, you will agree with us that when it comes to people’s livelihoods and ability to look after their families this attitude is not acceptable. We, the undersigned, are now calling on you to intervene and commit to paying at least the London Living Wage to all your support staff, and to holding proper discussions with the Trade Unions on their terms and conditions.
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  • Build it in Britain, Type 31e Frigate vital to Appledore Shipbuilders Future
    The secruity of Britain relies on both a strong navy capability and a strong economy. To achieve a strong economy in Northern Devon we need to protect the jobs at Appledore Shipbuilders and continue to develop the high skills economy that is required for modern shipbuilding. The opening up of the competition to build the Type 31e to include overseas shipbuilders could lead to the diminishing of Britain's capability to provide for her own security needs. As a naval warship it is vital that we retain the skills needed to build and maintain the vessels within Britain, both during peace time and at times of conflict.
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  • All businesses must accept cash
    Lately certain businesses some of whom are essential services such as transportation and an increasing number of retailers are hiding behind the myth that it’s for our convenience to have to use a chip and pin at the expense of cash. It is NOT convenient in fact it’s extremely inconvenient and more to the point it is the long term goal of the banking industry to phase out cash therefore giving the banks absolute and total control of our every transaction. As we’ve already found out to our cost with atm charges access to our own money is considered a privilege we often have to pay outrageous charges for. Let’s not forget these are the same banks who brought the global economy to its knees and while we the Little people still bail out their mistakes they award themselves obscene bonuses for complete failure. We must NEVER allow the banks to control OUR money.
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  • De-power Scottish Natural Heritage
    To keep a balance for all who live or use the environment. Also to protect more those species that are on the endanger list from extinction and full information has to be giving to justify why species that are protected have to killed. So that we in the future are not asking questions why species that are still depleting partly due to licenses being issues and also toughen up the laws on those who kill protected species illegally.
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  • Indian flood
    People are trapped in their own homes because of the water rising. It has got to point that people can’t even have food to eat, kids have been starving for the whole day, because the waters are to high to get food. Many people have even lost their homes because of the water eroding the foundations away from the walls. Many people are missing because of the flooding and rock slides. The water has reached up to the second level of the house and people are left with inches away from death, left with no hope.
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  • STOP NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPING IN WALES!!
    It's one thing to deny funding towards building the Tidal Bay Lagoon, in Swansea (A green and 100% renewable energy source). Further more, to announce the establishment are funding over 100 MILLION in to nuclear power plants in UK is frankly, below the belt. BUT, to dump the nuclear waste in wales, on the belly's of our shores is audacious, to the point of beyond belief. The British Government, YOUR GOVERNMENT, are planning to dump 300,000 tonnes of toxic waste surrounding Cardiff bay. This waste will the be carried through the strong Severn River currents outwards, towards the natural, beautiful, award winning beaches of the Gower peninsular, Swansea. Towards the Irish east coastal areas. The current will also take the nuclear infected water up stream to the heart of the river, where river banks, vegetation and marine life will also be affected. This NEEDS to be prevented. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOOD FOR THOUGHT: During the the massive media speculation around the re-naming of the Severn bridge, Prince Charles was quoted: "Why weren't the welsh people notified and asked about this" To which he followed - "No wonder they are not happy". Naming a bridge is one thing, This is another level.
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  • Abolish Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products
    The period is a natural female bodily function. It occurs every month from the start of puberty until the menopause. Studies have shown that women pay on average £18,000 on feminine hygiene products in their lifetime. That is money that would be better spent putting our children through college. We have all seen the adverts on TV recently from Always, talking about period poverty. If these products weren't taxed, no teenager would have to miss out on their education each month because of a natural bodily function they have no control over.
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  • STOP THE DEMOLITION OF BINGHAM SIGNAL BOX
    The signal box was opened in 1875 it is one of very few remaining historical sites to the everchanging and growing town of Bingham. It’s history is what makes Bingham the town it is and whilst it is important the area expands and moves with the modern times it is drastically more important Bingham as a community are allowed to hold onto its history or before we know it, we will just be another town and the history is left in the past for good. Whilst the functionality of the signal box is now dormant, it’s building and features still tells a story. We appreciate the time consuming expense and upkeep to a none functioning signal box is a hinderance but demolition should be the last resort. I have therefore personally approached all parties with a proposition which will not only preserve its history for the town and surrounding areas but will also showcase it for all to see. Therefore if you would like Bingham’s Signal Box to be saved, please sign & share my petition. Thanks.
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