• Barclays Bank to stop using Post Office
    In towns like ours, where there are no bank branches and only one ATM in the local co-op, the current post office facility is essential, particularly for people without access to transport.
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    Created by Vernon Hewett
  • Keep our Coop
    Midcounties cooperative have announced a consultation period from October to December 2019 with a potential closure date of 26th January 2020. This food store with Post Office and pharmacy is central to the town and great example of a supermarket in the town. Midcounties Coop have said The long-term viability of our Hednesford Food store has been reviewed, and despite the hard work of our colleagues sales have fallen and continue on a downward trend, with the profitability of the store being impacted. As a result, the Society has taken the difficult decision to propose to close the Hednesford Food store. It is anticipated that if the closure proceeds, the store will close at the end of the financial year on 26th January 2020. The proposal is to continue to trade the Post Office as normal, and the Society is considering the building design to allow that to happen once the Food store has closed. The consultation period commenced on 4th October 2019 and is proposed to conclude on 10th January 2020.’
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    Created by Paul Woodhead
  • End students being penalised by universal credit
    Students go to university to help further their career however universal credit take into account maintenance loans as earned income when it is categorised as a loan! It isn’t earned! It has to be repaid!
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    Created by Danielle Twist
  • Stop tax plans that only benefit the highest 10% of earners
    This will only benefit the highest 10% of earners and is estimated to cost the country £9 billion a year - that's around half of all the extra money that the government promised to the NHS. The poorest 90% will pick up the bill, either directly through taxation or indirectly through the scaling back of public services. This promise hasn't caused anything like the indignation that it should, perhaps due to Brexit and we need Boris cancel this proposal before he gets a clear mandate at the next election as it is morally disgraceful to reward those who need it the least.
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    Created by Adam Colton Picture
  • Reinstate an RBS branch in Dalbeattie
    There are no Banks in Dalbeattie. It is very poor for a State owned Bank to teat people this way. Perhaps all the big Banks could get together and cooperate to start some sort of Banking Hub. Not many years ago it was possible for a bright pupil to leave Dalbeattie high School walk down the high Street and get a Job with any one of three Banks. Not anymore.
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    Created by Robert Rodger Picture
  • Please exempt traditional mills from mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid
    Mandatory fortification of all flour with folic acid will have a serious effect on the future viability and integrity of small traditional mills, and could even mean that such mills have to cease flour production; putting at risk one of the main sources of income that sustains these important historic, and in some cases listed, buildings.
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    Created by Simon Dodd
  • Save DXC Chesterfield
    This is a worrying time for employees of DXC in Chesterfield, their families and the wider Chesterfield Community. The workers at DXC Chesterfield provide services to dozens of customers from this site including critical services and a number of public sector organisations. We want to save these high skilled jobs for Chesterfield and are very keen to ensure that the vital services provided with pride and care at Chesterfield, can continue to be provided from Manor Offices. If these job cuts go ahead, the impact on the local community and the local economy of Chesterfield will be widely felt throughout the town.
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    Created by Unite East Midlands
  • Regulate Rent Charges
    Financially, it's imperative.
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    Created by Ian Marinello
  • Pull pension funds from fossil fuels
    If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. We believe that governments that serve the public good should cut their ties to the fossil fuel industry. MPs must show leadership on climate change by responsible investment and transition to a clean economy. Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5T-YhjpNnE#action=share
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    Created by Sarah Greenfield Clark
  • Save HMV from closure
    This is so important as I have been shopping at HMV ever since I bought my first CDs, cassettes and then more recently vinyl from there since I was aged 9/10. It overtook other retailers last year to be the biggest seller of physical music releases - remarkable when it was on the brink of collapse in 2013 thanks to the efforts put in by previous buyer Hilco. Even though digital streaming and download services exist, I still shop at HMV regularly twenty years on - at least once a month - as I support the presence of a high street outlet for music lovers like myself, and the permenant closure of HMV would mean the loss of this vital sector of the high street that has been present there for longer than I have been alive. The alternative is the tax evading, clinical outlets of Amazon, who I refuse to patronize because of this or their employment ethics. Furthermore, they give an opportunity for fans like myself to get up close with opportunities to meet their music and film heroes at in store signings and events for the price of a CD or DVD, a wonderful experience that will also disappear if HMV does. Pete Paphides, rock critic for The Times has put into words far more eloquently why it is so important it is saved - the link to his article on Medium is here: https://medium.com/@petepaphides/you-dont-become-a-specialist-music-fan-overnight-3391589f3f18. So I and the undersigned are calling upon KPMG to ensure that HMV is saved, and continues to empower local economies and is not lost from our high streets forever.
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    Created by Alexander MacGregor
  • Help To Abolish Bedroom Tax
    We are expected to pay the Spare Room Subsidy (Bedroom Tax) if we have a spare bedroom in the property that we rent. This means that people renting social housing, who often have the lowest incomes, are expected to live in a property which has only one bedroom per occupant, with children of the same birth sex being forced to share a bedroom until they are 16 years old. I am a transsexual man. I pay bedroom tax so my two daughters can have separate bedrooms and personal space as they go through the awkward teenage years. It is a huge insult to me that I am given equal human rights as a transsexual but that I have to pay a tax because of my children's sex. We initially had to move out of a three bedroom property when the tax was introduced, which caused us great distress and placed me into debt. The smaller property that we moved into suffered rising damp and we lost many possessions and furniture due to the poor quality of this cheap housing. Once some of my debt was paid, I changed the way our income was spent and we were able to move to a much better property but are paying bedroom tax again and I am in financial debt again. If this petition gains enough signatures, I risk loosing my privacy as a trans man. However, as my children get older, as they move out and start their adult lives- I still have to pay the bedroom tax, which means that I'll have to move house yet again. I find myself in debt every time this happens. It stops me from having any security with housing. If I have a job in one place and have to move again because I can't afford the bedroom tax, I can potentially loose my job. Any consistency I could create with a solid, long-term address is destroyed. I have been unable to maintain strong social connections because of changing address and since I have to focus my low income on our basic needs, I cannot support local business as much as I'd like to. Every time I move I need to refurnish our home, meaning that our situation never upgrades. It's a fight for some people to maintain basic needs at all. Moving home can force children into attending a different school. With children of different ages, as the eldest moves out, the younger siblings may have to move house so the family can avoid bedroom tax, which could damage their education. My children deserve a good solid foundation in life so they can have a great start as young adults, and adults like myself have the right to a secure lifestyle. Please sign this petition, the end of Bedroom Tax can only be beneficial to all of us. Window Tax was repealed in Britain in 1851. To this day we see old properties with bricked up windows, as a result of residents avoiding tax. It is a cruelty to force us into moving home to avoid this current Bedroom Tax. Please sign this petition and make the British Government see what a mistake they are making by continuing to enforce the Spare Room Subsidy.
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    Created by Volk Bowie Picture
  • Private Litter Police DO NOT HELP US
    The current litter policy used by LCC is not fit for purpose the only thing it is doing is assisting a private company in making lots of cash and fast. The very small amount of funds that are kept by Leeds Council is only 24% at its highest and this money does not go back to helping the community and even if it did it amounts to nothing. We want Leeds to be a clean City but we DO NOT want Leeds to be a City people DO NOT want to visit because of the way Authority's treat people.
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    Created by Marti Blagborough Picture