• #KnighthoodForNigel
    Nigel Owens has presided over 100 international Rugby Union test matches. He has been a global icon in the sport and a beacon of fair play and honesty. He embodies all that is good in Rugby Union - he has passion, he wants to share his love of the sport and he wants to ensure fans enjoy a fair game. He is one of the first openly gay “famous” people in rugby and, as such, has shown that rugby has an inclusive and accepting culture to those who may fear exposing their own sexuality in what is still perceived by many as a game for “men’s men”. For giving millions of fans around the world the enjoyment of the best-refereed matches ever known, for being a beacon of decency and fairness that all other referees still struggle to match, for providing strong discipline with a light touch and a lot of humour and for acting as a pathfinder for non-heterosexuals to feel accepted in the sport, it is only fitting that Nigel Owens be recognised as one of the most important single participants in the sport of Rugby Union globally in the past decade or so.
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    Created by Chance Hooper
  • Keep Old Aberdeen Medical Practice under health-board control
    This tender would put a profit motive into the service. It will threaten the quality of service. It may result in the practice closing. It has been overwhelmingly rejected by staff in a vote. Staff are now leaving, or planning to leave. All 9 of the GPs at Old Aberdeen Medical Practice have tendered their resignation.
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    Created by John Singer
  • Lighting for The Rake park
    To provide safer passage to local residents by lighting the parks pathways and to hopefully prevent the misuse of the park after dark.
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    Created by Denise Roberts
  • Bring Back Debden Library to the Broadway
    Local people tell us the library is poorly placed for many of the potential users - we support a move to the Broadway where it could be a true library for the community and provide much needed support to that local centre. After a successful campaign involving thousands of Essex residents, Essex County Council (ECC) U-turned on its plans to close a third of its libraries, including Debden Library. However, in its place ECC proposed establishing so-called 'community libraries', where libraries would not just be run by volunteers who would even need to supply the building, with little financial support. This is a closure plan by stealth. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RJgKuJocWd9h6ylE72C0inYmGBLOgM43/view?fbclid=IwAR3mBwFszgO-PDcYWPMPqydTqsDYoRw29arF_bQA8_2CxsZGd8K07wdmoEM). Debden Library was the first confirmed takeover bid for an Essex library - the good news is that this plan was withdrawn with no agreement between the New City College and Essex County Council. Essex County Council are setting up "community libraries" to fail. The lack of groups coming forward reflects this - people are unwilling to take on costs when Essex have a statutory obligation to deliver the service. Communities all contribute towards the universal provision - why should some have to pay again through volunteering and fund raising? Essex County Council should be led by what the local community wants and continue with its statutory duty to provide a professionally staffed library service on an accessible site. You can still please sign and share this petition to say we have a more positive vision - a library on the Broadway remaining in the accountable control of the Council.
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    Created by Alan Fricker
  • Save Lewisham Park Centre
    My name is Bailey Bradley, and I have been campaigning for a long time in the Morley area, where I live, on issues that matter to local people. Lewisham Park Centre is a wonderful community space, but it has been underutilised for years. with changing attitudes and a complete lack on investment or interest by the local Town Council it has seen a slow and steady decline. Leeds City Council have had their budgets decimated. Billions taken away by Government cuts to local authority funding leave them making difficult choices. One of these choices is to cut under used facilities that don't offer value for money to the public. Morley Town Council does almost nothing for the protection of parks and services with its vast Council Tax hoard. Lewisham park centre is the place where we memorialise Sarah Harper who was abducted and killed. Lewisham Park Centre is a place of fond childhood memories for many Morley residents past and present. There are no other assets like the centre in Morley and continuing to close youth and community services is a poor investment in the local area and will see declining community relations Please Sign this position so that we can: Show Morley Town Council the strength of feeling there is to satisfy our demand that they fund our plans in the short term, until it is self sustaining, and Demonstrate to Leeds City Council that the people of Morley deserve to have this asset transferred to us.
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    Created by Bailey Bradley
  • Renew the Play Park on St Davids Crescent /Owain Close
    Stanwell Ward is the least wealthy ward in the Penarth area, but with the highest voter turnout. The town’s social housing is located here. It is not fair that this is met with reduced spending on improvements other wards and towns receive. The Vale of Glamorgan Council failed to improve play facilities here as they have done elsewhere. This is an unfair message to send to children, our future workers and leaders, especially at times so crucial as now where outdoor space is so essential for mental, emotional and physical well being. It implies they don't matter and aren't deserving of safe, clean and enjoyable play spaces like elsewhere. It also suggests to residents that this ward is a lower priority than the rest of the town and county. This could be directly reflected in the lowering of house values on the estate due to the park being derelict and dangerous. It also is positioned next door to a shooting club, which is a concerning addition to the message we send with derelict parks. Less wealthy areas in the Vale have had thousands of pounds spent, often with regeneration of entire areas, because the Local Authority are aware that lack of spending in poorer areas directly disadvantages children and in turn changes everyone’s futures. There are such big income gaps between poorer and wealthier Penarth residents, meaning children in Penarth’s less affluent areas are forgotten. - Two play parks completed in Plymouth Ward - One play park completed in Cornerswell Ward - Four public spaces completed in St Augustines Ward, including 2 play areas. - Finalised plans for mass regeneration of Cosmeston Country Park playground At West House in St Augustines ward, the Penarth Town Council site had its grounds converted to a community garden. This improves the look of the Council, but directly disadvantages the residents it serves in Stanwell ward, who've been forgotten. Hundreds of children pass through daily to access schools, the park and shop on the Morristown estate, often multiple times a day, and visitors use the community hall. The Local Authority has a duty to its residents, of all ages, to show equal consideration and spending, and to provide safe spaces for all.
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    Created by Morristown Residents
  • Yorkshire Building Society planned closure South Elmsall branch
    A large number of regular customers don’t have access to the internet and rely on the face to face contact this branch can provide them with to deal with their day to day banking needs. This branch is only one of two banks remaining on South Elmsall High Street and to see it closed would cause huge difficulties for all the locals who haven’t got the means and ability to travel to other areas to visit a different branch. For the foreseeable future, due to the current climate and restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of people are either unable to, or feel unsafe to travel out of their local area, which would mean they are either unable to access their bank accounts and their funds in their or The Yorkshire Building Society will lose a lot of customers to the only other remaining bank in the village, which would be a shame as many of your locals have been loyal to the YBS for many years.
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    Created by Laura Murphy
    The 60+ Oyster Card and Freedom Pass are currently under threat. Peak time travel with these concessionary passes has been suspended for some months but the Mayor has now been told to remove the passes altogether. Given the prohibitive price of travel in London, such an action would be catastrophic for older Londoners, many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet, and may lead to widespread social isolation and depression.
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  • Redirect Christmas Decorations Budget
    Redirect this budget to families, food, heat, warmth and keeping businesses open for people to earn.
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    Created by Rhonda McFarland
  • Show Wales vs Belarus on BBC 2 Wales
    15th August 2019, BBC Wales published the information that "BBC Cymru Wales will broadcast every game of the qualifying campaign live, with home games broadcast on BBC Two Wales, and every home and away leg live on BBC Radio Wales. There will also be coverage online on the BBC Sport website and on BBC Cymru Fyw." https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/wales-womens-football Since this statement was made, we have already lost the home fixture to the Faroes to the Red Button. We would like BBC Wales to return to their original commitment and ensure that the final game of the campaign, the home fixture against Belarus on December the 1st, will be shown on BBC2 Wales, with the high standard of coverage that we know they are capable of. If luck goes our way, qualification could ride on this fixture and to have it relegated to a platform that not everyone can use, at a time when fans are unable to attend games, would be a crying shame.
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    Created by fe Wales
  • Re-open Hartlepool Police Station and Courts
    It is no coincidence that the rise in crime and anti-social behaviour has increased since the numbers of police officers, the closing of the station and the lack of a Magistrates Court occurred.
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    Created by John Riddle
  • Save our Post Office from closure at Five ways Norwich
    It's essential for the community - local residents rely on the Post Office for banking, bill payments, stamps and parcels, and all the other services it provides. It would be a real blow to this community to lose their Post Office. The nearest one is too far to expect people to walk and many can't afford buses and cars to journey there.
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    Created by Jasmine Reeves