• Save Our Yoga Communities
    Scotland's physical and mental wellbeing is suffering. Suicide rates are going up and not enough is being done to help freelance group instructors and Yoga businesses who are trying to ease the burden on the NHS AND support NHS workers who need that external support from dealing with the added stress put on them. These sole traders and small businesses are supporting people by helping improve their immune systems with gentle breathwork and physical activity in a safe and nurturing environment, improving physical and mental wellbeing with Meditation and Mindfulness and generally create a support network for those that are more vulnerable including trauma-informed Yoga. These sessions are lifelines to people and without more help and support are at risk of disappearing altogether.
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  • Health Matters: Say no to loud explosive fireworks next to our UK neighbour's residential homes
    I had residents complaining to me about unmanaged fireworks affecting our UK elderly, sickly, people working shifts, and our pets, once again last night. The bins in Liden Lagoon were destroyed last night. The damage of public items and anti-social behaviour that happens when people get together to set off loud firework explosions in the night is unacceptable to residents. I have notified Swindon Nythe, Eldene and Liden NEL Parish & Police have been advised to act. I have asked Swindon Borough Council to issue letters to perpetrators for no exploding of loud fireworks close to residential housing for Liden, Eldene, Nythe, Park South & Swindon wide. Please report the noise nuisance & Anti-Social behavior to your local police, councils, and governments.
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  • Remove calories from menus
    Eating disorders rates are increasing rapidly, many young girls and a lot of young boys today have an eating disorder of some sort and putting calories on a menu encourages the disorder and discourages them from seeking help and recovery, as well as this, it can also allow people to develop an eating disorder if they did not have one already. Anorexia has a 20% mortality rate and can lead to infertility, anaemia, death, ect, bulimia can lead to cardiac arrest, infertility, tooth loss and death also, they're incredibly deadly eating disorders that need to be looked out for more.
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  • Re-open Sinfin Health Centre
    Since the early part of this year, Sinfin Health Centre has been closed for face-to-face consultations with patients. This has meant that we have had to travel to the Heatherton Village branch of the practice. Without a car this means four bus journeys or a taxi fare of £8 to £9 each way. The doctors and other staff are much appreciated by many of us and we do understand the effect that Covid 19 has had on our NHS. However, we feel it to be unfair for one patient group to have to struggle in this way, especially as Sinfin is home to many elderly people and young families on lower incomes. We therefore ask our doctors to consider the impact of their decision and to reopen Sinfin Health Centre now.
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  • Vitamin D deficiency in care home residents
    Vitamin D supplements have been shown to reduce rates and severity of respiratory infections in people who are low in vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency is associated with increased susceptibility to a variety of bacterial and viral infections including influenza. Associations have also been made between low vitamin D levels and severity of covid19 symptoms. Due to lockdown restrictions many residents will have had little or no sun exposure and will therefore be experiencing low levels of vitamin D putting them at increased risk from respiratory tract infections..
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  • Cancel 'I'm A Celebrity' & Prosecute ITV Executives For Risking Covid-19 Infections In North Wales
    With the risk of Covid-19 still with us, it is deeply hurtful and insensitive that ITV have decided that Celebrity's lives matter more than the General Public of North Wales and have decided to push ahead, against medical knowledge, and will stage this year's 'I'm A Celebrity' series in North Wales. The local people were not consulted about this and there is every chance that because of this, Covid-19 will be brought into the area which completely goes against the point of the Government's advice (Westminster & Cardiff Bay) and only adds fuel to the fire of Covid-19 and lockdown sceptics. When I recently voiced my concerns to a member of the show's production, (Hayley McFarlane) I was told to '....' myself and that Celebrities were more important than the people of North Wales and their 'stupid precious feelings.' I have the email on file and a copy is with my Solicitor. If ITV think that the people of North Wales do not matter, and they can ride roughshod over them, they then need to be shown they cannot do this and should be prosecuted for their arrogant and criminal treatment of people who are trying their best to shield and not spread this virus as we want to go back to the old normal as soon as possible. It is as if they are trying to deliberately upset people and are working to spread this virus. It is almost tantamount to a terrorist attack.
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  • A Big NO to Noisy, Dirty Fossil Fuel Generators in Midsomer Norton!
    The reasons we object to the proposed new gas power plant are: 1. The site of the proposed plant is close to two schools Welton Primary -175 metres and Welton Free Rangers Nursery -300 metres. It is known these gas fired power plants produce toxic emissions which are detrimental to health and will put the health of the children at risk. 2. Noise, over the past 18 months both Wroughton and St Philip’s Marsh, Bristol rejected plans for the same type of gas substation in their areas due to noise pollution and likely impact upon residents. 3. The the nearest residential property stands only 100 metres away from the proposed plant. The surrounding area is densely populated. There is a busy main road nearby, the combined negative health impact between this road and the plant will be great. Incidents of long term chronic pulmonary conditions will go up, because rates are known to be higher near such plants. 4. Gas fired power plants emit 3.6 tonnes of CO2 per hour. That is the equivalent of 400 cars driven at 30mph for an hour. The plant will emit at least 9172 tonnes of CO2 per annum (at 2500 hours of use) and has the capacity to emit up to 30843 tonnes of CO2, which would equate to more than a 70% increase over the total current emissions in Midsomer Norton, or the same as the annual emissions from about 6,700 cars. 5. The plant is due to be located near a conservation area, an area rich in biodiversity which needs to be protected for the well-being of all, locally and globally. 6. The proposed gas plant has a projected operational lifespan of 25 years. The UK Parliament has declared a climate emergency, as has Bath and Northeast Somerset Council, whose plans to achieve zero carbon by 2030 will be made to impossible to deliver if this proposal, goes ahead. During its lifetime the plant could emit up to three quarters of a million tonnes of CO2, putting the lives of our children at risk, not just locally, but globally too! There is another way. We call on Conrad Energy to switch to a low carbon alternative by installing a battery storage plant instead of the proposed gas fired power plant. Please think of all our children and the environmental crisis we find ourselves in. Conrad Energy please turn your back on fossil fuels and help safeguard the health of people and the planet by being part of the transition to a cleaner greener energy future, for all!
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  • Light up Conwy castle pink and blue
    I’m one of 4 who have lost there child at birth childloss is such a taboo subject that gets forgotten about ive lost 2 children in neonatal due to early labour me and other greiving parents use this month to remember our babies and raise awareness to the fact it happens
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  • Protect older people from flu - immunise before the winter
    The Scottish Government says it wants to: "protect those most at risk from flu in the coming season and to ensure that the impact of potential co-circulation of flu and Covid-19 is kept to an absolute minimum." (Letter from the Chief Medical Officer Directorate dated 7 August 2020) What's actually happening on the ground? The computer programme being used in Greater Glasgow and Clyde sends out appointment letters to over 65s, starting with the youngest age groups and leaving the oldest and most frail people to the last. It was designed for child immunisations, not older people. Many over 65s with underlying health conditions have not yet had appointment letters. They may be having difficulty finding anyone to help them. GPs are only allowed to deal with under 65s (who get a different type of vaccine). This means that most of our older relatives and friends are facing the start of winter without being protected from the flu, and at risk from successive waves of Covid 19 at the same time. We must demand urgent action so that our most vulnerable and frail older people are protected from the flu before the winter arrives
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  • That the cabinet must resign over mishandling of the Covid 19 Crisis and ministerial corruption.
    One of the highest infection rates in the world and the highest percentage of deaths in the developed world together with hundreds of millions of pounds spent on contracts to inexperienced private companies that they are refusing to publish details of in defiance of British law and govt rules.
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  • Offer prisoners vitamin D supplements
    As Covid cases rise so does the pressure on our hospitals, just when annual winter pressures are also growing. If people stay fitter, NHS staff can be there for those who need their help most. Prisoners have fewer options than most of us to keep healthy, but still use the resources of the same NHS. Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health, it helps in infection control and plays a part in a range of other vital body functions. Most people get their vitamin D by it being made by the action of sunshine on their skin. It is widely recognised that many people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D. Those who don't have easy access to sunshine - including prisoners - are more likely to be deficient - unless they take supplements. Most people are now recommended by the Government to take supplements all year round. While prisoners are in the care of the Government, Government should offer them supplements to meet their own advice. Vitamin D is cheap and readily available (to those with access to shops or the internet). Some hospitals are now offering supplements to their staff and long term patients. This would be good practice for all hospitals and all employers - and all institutions where people have little exposure to the sun, like prisons. Please help all of us, by supporting this campaign to keep prisoners fitter. Thank you. For more information see (for example): https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-publishes-new-advice-on-vitamin-d#:~:text=PHE%20is%20advising%20that%2010,healthy%20bones%2C%20teeth%20and%20muscles.&text=To%20protect%20bone%20and%20muscle,(Thursday%2021%20July%202016).
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  • Withdraw fees and charges at our parks
    During Covid-19 and in general, these health and wellbeing activities are extremely useful and keep people motivated and positive, particularly those who can't afford more expensive ways or want to be close to nature. This money making exercise is regressive, unhelpful and a draconian measure and should not be excused under any guise. Please stop this. Please sign, share and support. Maium Miah Talukdar
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