What will happen if we can’t keep the sports centre? • We will lose the Sports Centre swimming pool and a home for many successful swimming groups that benefit people of all ages, including hundreds of children that are learning to swim. • No sports halls, gyms and training grounds means no home for sports clubs. • We lose an important centre for the community to join together The sports centre has been a nurturing ground for many local sports teams and clubs. Its closure will deprive these teams of their training facilities, jeopardising their continuity and stifling the growth of sports in our community. These groups play a significant role in improving people’s lifestyles and promoting healthy living. Some of the many clubs that will be affected are: • Eastbourne Swimming Club. • Team BodyWorks Triathlon Club • CACL • Eastbourne Town Football Club • Red Lion Shotokan Karate Club • Eastbourne Neptunes Basketball Club • Eastbourne Volleyball Club • Eastbourne Netball Club • Yoga Serious impact on health services... The sports centre is a resource that fills gaps in the provision of vital health services in Eastbourne these are likely to disappear from the area. Deterioration of Eastbourne’s social fabric and potential loss of jobs... The sports centre serves as a social hub, bringing together individuals from everywhere in Eastbourne. Its closure would disrupt the social fabric of our community, leaving many without a place to gather, interact and build valuable relationships. The closure would result in the displacement of dedicated staff members who have been an integral part of our community for years. For more information or to join the Save Our Meads Sports Centre mailing list, please email: [email protected]
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  • Buxton Library
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  • Save Deeside firefighters
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  • Urgent action needed to protect school children on Wotton Road, Kingswood
    If nothing changes, our children continue to be placed at risk from hazards which could lead to serious injuries or death. There is no alternative route to walk to and from Kingswood for children who attend KLB. Kingswood Primary School will be starting their school day earlier from September so pedestrian and vehicle traffic will increase during morning drop off. We need our concerns to be taken seriously and for Gloucestershire Highways to conduct a road safety audit as matter of urgency and address the problem.
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    Maryport in Cumbria has no public or private swimming pool in the town or immediate area. UK Government Funds have been specifically allocated under the levelling up criteria/ regeneration for the development of a swimming pool in the town. The Local Council have decided not to go ahead with the pool project development due to concerns around the financial running costs and have not released the running cost report for public scrutiny! The Community deserves the right to be enabled to gain the opportunity to have a swimming pool developed in the town. The swimming pool based at Netherhall School in Maryport foreclosed to make way for the new swimming pool project within the town. The Green policy, Sustainable Development strategies can be used to reduced running costs, revise the current business plan that has not been opened up for public debate. In order to revisit all options.
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  • Prevent Government removing DVLA services from the Post Office from April 2024
    Six million people use the Post Office network for accessing DVLA services per year. Half use cash as a payment method, linked to the cost of living crisis. As banks exit the High Street and communities across the UK, there is a growing requirement for a national infrastructure that can provide vulnerable customers with essential face to face services. The existing network of privately-owned small businesses that make up the Post Office is the obvious solution to support these vulnerable groups.
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  • Reinstate Police Station for Morpeth
    Too much petty crime is taking place, as well as more serious crime as police resources are tied up elsewhere, and the criminals know it. Morpeth needs it's own dedicated policing unit that is paid for by the residents of this great town through our Council Tax. Residents are suffering at the hands of petty criminals and losing more than just their valuables. Peace of mind too.
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  • Help us make crossing St Helen's gardens safer!
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  • Government need to implement a cap on Adult Social Care costs NOW!
    Now, following publication of its ‘next steps’ document on 4 April 2023, many of the remaining measures from the White Paper have been cut back or even abandoned. Most notably, a key promise of at least £500 million to be spent on workforce training, qualifications and wellbeing has been cut to £250 million, and a promised £300 million to transform housing options has been replaced by £102 million for smaller in-home adaptations. Spending on innovation and improvement has also been cut back, though investment in digital has emerged largely untouched and there are very small pots for carer support, international recruitment and volunteers. This reduction in spending is particularly disappointing because it comes at a time when all the trends on adult social care are going in the wrong direction: more people are asking for support but fewer are getting it; workforce vacancies are at an all-time high and public satisfaction with social care is at its lowest ever. In September 2021 Boris Johnson's government announced a proposed cap of £86,000 to be introduced for Adult Social Care in England from October 2023. This means the cap on personal care costs will place a limit on the costs that people will need to spend to meet their eligible care and support needs. Meaning you will never pay any more that £86,000 over your lifetime. It was labelled a “watershed moment” and the “biggest shakeup in a generation”. We have now learned that Rishi Sunak's government has postponed the introduction of the proposed cap until 2025. However, in recent months – and following two changes of prime minister – reform has entirely stalled. In its November 2022 Autumn Statement, the government announced that the cap and means test reforms would be postponed until October 2025. With a general election to be held no later than January 2025, therefore there is a significant risk that these reforms are never implemented. Please help me get this reform brought in force now. Thank you.
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  • Elsrickle 20mph limit - safety for everyone
    Please, join us in trying to get a permanent 20 mph limit throughout Elsrickle to keep our kids, friends, family and pets safe. The speed that traffic currently goes through the village is unacceptable for a growing community of young families and the walking routes to our new school are unfit for purpose. Even if you do not live in Elsrickle, a reduced speed limit would allow safer school and nursery walks out.
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  • No Cuts to Dudley Libraries & Archives!
    We believe that access to free public libraries and archives services can change lives for the better. They are needed in Dudley Borough more than ever. Library services foster literacy and a lifelong love of books, particularly among children and young people. They enable access to vital information for marginalised groups and permit students of all ages a quiet working environment. They're also community hubs, support to parents, and offer culture, music, and reading to all. Archives, along with libraries, are also vital to the preservation of our local heritage and identity. Closing or cutting libraries or archives services in Dudley will jeopardise the educational development and cultural life of the Borough for decades to come. Your support of this petition will be visible in the public domain.
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  • Save our swimming - Protect Uckfield's Pool!
    Uckfield Leisure Centre and swimming pool is being threatened with closure. For many Uckfield residents, the Leisure Centre is not just a gym and pool, but a vital part of the community. It is where our children learn to swim and where many of their parents learnt, too. Older residents remember paying for the pool, donating to the Uckfield Indoor Swimming Pool Trust in the 1980s. The Leisure Centre is not just a council building; it is our pool and we want it protected. With thousands more homes planned for the Uckfield area in the next 5 years, we need more public services - not less. Our Youth Centre has already been shut, leaving our young people without an indoor social space other than the pool. It meets their curriculum needs of learning to swim, saving school time by reducing travel to other towns for lessons, and the environment. Like our young people, families and older residents also benefit both physically and socially from swimming and the many other sporting activities provided at the Leisure Centre. It serves the whole community like few other places do. We know that times are tough. Many of us are feeling it more than we ever have before, and are making difficult choices as a result. We ask that Wealden District Council does the same, by finding a way to look after our Leisure Centre and save our swimming pool. We see that money, many millions in fact, can be found for our neighbours in Crowborough and Hailsham, and we are pleased for them. We all deserve good, local public services. We just ask for some of the same. Please, protect our pool and save our swimming.
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