• Liverpool FC: Kick gambling ads out of football!!
    My son Ryan was 27 when he took his own life after becoming addicted to gambling. He loved Liverpool FC, but his club and the game he worshipped let him down by constantly telling him to do the thing that would lead to his death. Weeks before Ryan died, he told a fellow gambler that he found stopping so difficult because of the advertising. With 409 deaths related to gambling every year in England alone, football must stop promoting dangerous and addictive products to millions each week – a recent study found that up to 700 gambling adverts can appear during a single televised Premier League match. A YouGov study from this year showing that 2.9 million people are either already addicted or at risk of being so, with a further 3.3 million classified as “affected others”. These stark figures show what we already know: gambling harm is not an issue affecting just a small minority, it is severely harming – sometimes killing – many. I want the club my son loved, Liverpool FC, to cancel all existing partnerships with gambling companies, to reject future partnerships, and to back The Big Step campaign to end all gambling advertising in football so no family has to go through what mine has.
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  • Crystal Palace FC: Kick gambling ads out of football!
    My name is Tom and like countless others in the UK, I've been harmed by gambling. My addiction took me to a dark place, one full of self-loathing, shame, and guilt. I thought I was the only person in the world to feel like I did. Thankfully I was able to stop, but many aren’t as fortunate. I was really pleased to see Crystal Palace drop their gambling sponsorship this year, and now I would love to see my club pledge to reject future gambling partnerships and back The Big Step campaign to end all gambling advertising in football. The government is reviewing the 2005 Gambling Act, but I would like to see football to do the right thing before it is forced to. Football was undoubtedly the catalyst for my addiction. One study recently found that 700 gambling adverts can appear during a single televised Premier League game. The game I love told me that gambling was safe and fun – my heroes wore shirts plastered in gambling adverts, and ex-players and managers shouted at me from the television screen at half-time, urging me to place another bet. I trusted them, so I believed them. But not one of them told me about the risks. Public Health England estimates there are 409 suicides linked to gambling each year in England alone, with a study finding that people suffering from gambling disorder are 15 times more likely to take their lives. When you consider there are up to 1.4 million people addicted to gambling in the UK, this paints a very disturbing picture. Added to this, there are millions more at risk of addiction and harmed indirectly by someone else’s gambling. Gambling is a huge public health issue and it’s not something that football should be promoting – how many other entertainment industries drive hundreds of their participants a year to suicide?
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    Created by Tom Fleming
  • Save CBBC
    Throughout the past 20 years, CBBC had brought us nothing but quality (and more importantly fun) children's TV. Things such as The Sarah Jane Adventures, Tracey Beaker and The Sparticle Mystery can be considered some of the greatest TV shows every made. However, it was announced earlier today that it will be axed in 2025 because apparently children now prefer streaming methods such as Disney + and Netflix. CBBC's biggest shows far outperform Disney + giants on a regular basis, Netflix's children's section is so small it might as well not exist and fun fact: Netflix is over $16 Billion in debt ,so streaming isn't actually a popularity giant like everyone makes it out to be! Don't let CBBC fall because of what are essentially lies!
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    Created by Peter Jones
  • Stop the redesign and renaming of the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden
    The Piper Alpha Memorial Garden is hugely important to those affected by the Piper Alpha disaster and to the people of Aberdeen. After the Piper Alpha platform exploded on 6th July 1988, killing 167 men, families and survivors wanted to erect a memorial but faced many obstacles. They eventually got permission from Aberdeen City Council to site it in a new rose garden at Hazlehead Park and they asked the Council for 167 roses to be planted around the memorial. Raising funds was problematic and took a very long time. Of the 28 companies who lost men in the disaster, only 21 contributed, most sending donations of around £50, with one sending £2000. The families were left to source funding and also to contribute to it themselves. This took many months. The families of those who died and those who survived the disaster, fought long and hard for this monument and garden and helped to pay for it to be built. The Pound for Piper Trust has proposed this redesign but has had no consultation with the families who were affected by the disaster, in spite of the fact that these plans appear to have been in progress for some years (confirmed in BBC news article, 19th May 2022). Pound for Piper Trust is proposing that the redesigned garden should be rebranded as the ‘North Sea Memorial Garden’. We request that the Garden should not be renamed or rebranded as a generic monument and garden thereby removing the strong association of the space with the disaster. Since 1991, the whole space has been dedicated to the Piper Alpha disaster, and should remain so. The garden should therefore be officially recognised as the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden. The Pound for Piper Trust stated in 2016, that it had received enough in donations to ‘support the upkeep of the memorial’ until 2036. (STV news item, 21 September 2016). The garden was completely overhauled less than ten years ago. We call on Aberdeen City Council to maintain the current garden in excellent condition rather than replace it with a design that includes a large concrete circle around the monument instead of the 167 roses that the families requested should surround it in the first place. We urge you not to forget that the rose garden was designed by the garden genius David Welsh, who was responsible for Aberdeen’s many successes in Britain in Bloom competitions. Furthermore, the Piper Alpha Memorial Garden is a place of great significance to the families of those affected by the disaster and to the people of Aberdeen. As such, the Memorial and Garden should be protected from redevelopment and rebranding, for example by Listed or Scheduled status.
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    Created by Naomi Reid
  • Improve Clarendon Park playground
    The playground on Clarendon Park Road has long been neglected. The city council has acknowledged that the surfacing is unsafe and that much of the equipment is no longer appropriate. The local community have been told they must raise ninety thousand pounds to fund these essential works and that the city council will not provide any funding towards this work. We would like the city council to fund the resurfacing and replacement of outdated equipment. Many families have little or no private gardens. The playground provides valuable opportunity for the community to meet and for children to play safely together.
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    Created by Bronwen Barradell
  • Child poverty is not going away
    No child should go hungry. No parent should have to choose between eating or heating. How would you feel not knowing when your next meal might be?
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    Created by Sallie Fitzgerald
  • Dangerous School Crossing on Mersea road, Langenhoe
    To ensure the safety of young children, parents and locals who use the crossing
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  • Kenyngton Manor Park upgrade
    We are fundraising through YourFundSurrey and local Cil funds. To do this, we need community engagement to show support for the project. Feedback from the community research so far shows a real need for a park facility to suit all ages, but more importantly, a need for engagement with the community around any plans. Joining together to improve our local environment will create a sense of ownership, develop and strengthen our community spirit and build relationships between people of all generations. The park has a problem with local youths misusing the park and causing antisocial behaviour. As part of our project, we want to promote the importance of communities working together, looking after and valuing the space and taking pride in it. We aim to include local schools and youth groups in plans to include, rather than exclude them.
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    Created by Hazel Osborn
  • Support For Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Rape
    It's takes decades for the majority of children that have endured abuse, sexual abuse and/or rape to come forward and when they do they will not physically represent the abused child that they were. This can initially cause a problem in the victim being believed and/or coming forward. But it needs to be understood that the abuse endured has a long term negative effort on the child, rewiring their brains and damaging their development. The child most likely grew up in a situation where it was known by others, including adults, that the abuse was happened and no one did anything. This leads to the child growing up to believe it was normal practice. It isn't until they are an adult, starting their own family or joining a family via a partner that they begin to notice the differences. It is shameful that a Local Authority can say that they are not responsible or liable for what the child endured while under their care. It can not be OK for the local authority to not be held accountable for the abuse. The law needs to show the victims that they support them 100% and understand. The law needs to support the victim to sue the local authority for financial support to fund counselling and therapy. To help the victim to access education again so they can gain back the chances that they lost. The law needs to hold all the local authorities that have children in their care, either in a LA accommodation or not 100% responsible for the physical, emotional and developmental well being for the said child. Even when this means using an outside agency/business that the LA pays.
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    Created by Sid Spencer
  • Paid Miscarriage Leave
    Suffering a miscarriage is not an illness, it is a loss that can be traumatic for expectant parents. It is therefore unfair to expect those grieving to rely on either their employer’s good will or sick leave. Unfortunately, there is also a stigma around miscarriage, with many parents feeling unable to discuss their loss with friends, family, or their GP. By introducing paid leave, it will open the door to more parents seeking the support that they deserve.
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    Created by Angela Crawley MP
  • Healthy start vouchers should be able to purchase milk alternatives not just cows milk
    I feel we should be fighting for this change to be able to provide the right milk alternatives for children who are in low income families. And its important for their development just as much as cows milk. I am a single mother who has a child who needs milk alternatives in her diet due to having a milk allergy. I receive healthy start vouchers and these do not allow to buy milk alternatives with the vouchers i really think that they should be used to purchase milk alternatives as well as cows milk, fruit, veg and pulses. Milk alternatives are similar prices to cows milk but come in a 2 litre carton which lasts up to 3 days depending on how much a child drinks. When you are on a very low income it gets expensive and its essential your child has this as a source of nutrition. I would be grateful if you can take time to consider this as a change to healthy start vouchers as this is a must in so many young children's lives and many of these children are of low income families in receipt of these vouchers.
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  • Make new parent's lives easier!
    Improve the partner/paternity leave offering: • Children are safer • Better for the partner • Support for the mother (particularly important during the postpartum period) - better outcomes for mother and baby • Bring in line with many other countries • Studies show there is no negative impact to the economy
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