• Gravel Pitt (NW quadrant) car park additional entrances
    Poor access to the North West Quadrant car park at Derriford Hospital (otherwise known as the Gravel Pitt) is a growing issue. This large and well used car park has only one entrance for cars to gain access into it, as well as requiring swipe access. Each morning from approximately 7.30 and during peak travel times the volume of people trying to gain access to this car park creates so much traffic that cars are queued back and beyond the main Derriford roundabout, due to this cars then end up blocking the roundabout stopping all traffic including non-Derriford staff from accessing adjoining roads and so the whole of the local area starts to become gridlocked with cars all stemming back to the issue of staff queuing to get into the Gravel pit with one access point. Over the last 5 years Gravel Pitt has grown in size however no attempt has been made to create additional entrances for the increase in use of the car park and is now effecting not only the hospital site but the local plymouth community and its commuters. Can I ask that if this issue is a frustration to you and effects your morning commute to please sign this petition. Ann James (Derriford chief exec) and Saba (parking company) have been contacted on this issue. Local councillors have been contacted for their support on this matter. Hopefully this small change can make a difference to the local community.
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  • STOP NEW OIL DRILLING IN PUDDLETOWN
    Across the globe and in the UK itself climate catastrophe is upon us. We are witnessing floods in the UK, reduction of productive farmlands, extreme weather events, uncontrollable fires, a rapid decline in plant and animal life in the UK and around the world. On May 16th 2019 the Dorset Council recognised a state of Climate Emergency: “We have an opportunity and an obligation to demonstrate leadership – thinking globally about the implications of climate change and acting locally to help address it in our communities.’’ Many councils and our parliament now recognise a state of Climate Emergency. But invariably business carries on as usual and CO2 is continuing to rise at a terrifying rate. This application, validated by Dorset Council, for drilling a new oil well is a prime example of this inability to grasp the reality we find ourselves in and to act accordingly. We demand that you stand by your stated obligation, show leadership and act locally to prevent the worst ravages of catastrophic climate change. Furthermore, this planning application directly contravenes the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, Feb 2019) which states that “The purpose of the planning system is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The environmental objective includes, “mitigating and adapting to climate change, including moving to a low carbon economy.” Therefore, this application is in direct breach of the NPPF. South Western Energy, Ltd, aspires to produce oil from the proposed well for at least 20 years. The oil would then be trucked with 8 articulated tankers a day from 9:00 to 17:00 to Fawley Oil Refinery, 50 miles away Please sign this petition and tell Dorset Council to abide by the NPPF, and to act on behalf of the environment and future generations. Do not approve this application. We must act now as we are witnessing ecosystems collapsing worldwide. We must get off fossil fuels and move to a low carbon economy. Dorset Council, you as our elected representatives, work for us. We demand that you stand by your own words, and Government policy. Do not hasten us to our own demise. Say NO to South Western Energy and drilling in Puddletown.
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  • Northampton Market Square
    NBC has not given the people of Northampton the opportunity to say they do not like the plans put forward in their new consultation on the future of Northampton Market Square and have presented a fait accompli - this petition redresses the balance. Our Market Square is reputedly the largest and oldest enclosed market square in England. It has been in existence since 1235 and has been the centre of town life since then, with many locally and nationally important events taking place there. As such, it should not be changed and those events that took place in the square over its long history commemorated.
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  • Save The Windmill - Weald's last remaining Pub
    The Windmill is the last of 7 pubs which once thrived in Weald. It is at the heart of the community and, along with the school, the shop and the church, is one of the four vital pillars of our village. However, the current owners and management are looking to move on, and so the pub is for sale again. According to research commissioned by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), carried out by Oxford university: “People who have a local pub are happier, have more friends and feel more engaged with their local communities. Many pubs help provide space for the local people to meet, tackle loneliness, and strengthen the local community.” Further to this, the value of properties in Weald could diminish significantly 'with the loss of the pub. A recent study by online estate agent Tepilo found that a quarter of homebuyers like to be within walking distance of a pub, calling it a 'must' when buying their next home. Less than 5 years ago The Windmill was CAMRA's Kent Region Pub of the year and therefore we feel that there must be life left in this village life-line yet. If you agree please sign this petition to help protect it's status as a pub by applying to make it an Asset of Community Value
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  • Stop Spelthorne Borough Council's Local Plan
    On 5th November 2019 Spelthorne Borough Council released details of its new Local Plan. It will affect YOU, YOUR children, YOUR family, YOUR friends, YOUR neighbours, YOUR community and YOUR borough for decades to come! Not knowing is dangerous and the decisions being made by the Council Leader and his cabinet of allies will negatively affect our borough for many years to come! Spelthorne’s Local Plan must withstand scrutiny and it’s up to every resident to challenge it. The consultation ends on 7th January 2020 and there are only 3 public events all in November and all within the same 7-day period. The Borough Bulletin, distributed to all residents the first week of December will only contain eight pages of Local Plan news and that's halfway through the consultation period. We want Spelthorne Borough Council to reschedule this consultation, be fully transparent and arrange more public events because every resident has the democratic right to participate, challenge, and respond to this invasive and disturbing plan. Please support our petition by adding your voice so Spelthorne Borough Council has no choice but to listen to the people they work for; it is unacceptable for the Council to act in such an inappropriate manner. The support of every resident is essential because it’s not their borough, “It’s Our Spelthorne” and we all have to protect it. https://www.itsourspelthorne.org.uk/ The Spelthorne Council Local Plan web page https://spelthorne.gov.uk/localplan The Local Plan Site Allocation documentation https://tinyurl.com/y67da5mm
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  • Don't Hide Our Viaduct: Save Weir Mill
    Famous views of the town's largest historic feature, enshrined in Lowry paintings, are being eroded by wilful siting of tall tower blocks along its eastern side, concealing the structure from most of the town centre. The Council's own self-permitted 19 storey Interchange tower will block views on the south side of the valley, while a previous grouping at Regent House (14 storeys) blocks views to the north. The revised (and still bad) planning and listed building consent proposals are available for scrutiny on Stockport Council's Planning website: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/find-planning-applications. Search applications for Weir Mill: references DC/072907 and 08.
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  • Save our beautiful 5 star rated barn business - Approve D2 use now!
    Braintree District Council does not value Stock Street Farm Barn or the difference it makes to the local social life or economy. If Braintree District Council can approve 000's of unpopular houses WHY can't they JUST APPROVE our wonderful unique and fun family business loved by 000's - its just a paper change of use - nothing physically changes! We now attract 4500 folks a year to Coggeshall. They see inside the 350 old Essex barn and gaze over the unspoilt Blackwater Valley while enjoying 5 star events. Economically - many of our guests stay at local Hotels, B&B's Air B&B and with family and friends - and they spend money there too on hairdo's, flowers, frocks, cakes, pre-party drinks - post party breakfasts etc. Local taxi / coach firms love us! Our guests buy local food, local beer, hire local bands and niche catering firms - they come and they love Coggeshall. We also extend folks choice within the local area for venues for their milestone, corporate or charity events or just to socialise generally - adding local diversity and fun! Socially - we host private and varied public events including brilliant LIVE music so folks can get out locally or better still invite friends and family here to party! We are step free throughout so everyone can come and have safe fun whether they are young, old, mobile or those that need some help getting about. Environmentally - Partying for about 3% of the year is enough to protect and maintain our two lovely listed buildings and the setting of an old Essex farm for future generations to see at first hand and enjoy (as much as we do!). D2 is the Optimal use for the old barn and since Jul 2016 over 12,000 guests have seen inside the barn with many sharing their pictures on social media to friends all over the world. We are proud to say we have had no complaints or any incidents. We even have a charging station now - so you can plug your car into charge while you party! Only reusable or recyclable plates, cutlery, straws, confetti etc are used here - we even recycle our guests as they come back time after time!
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  • Canterbury Wincheap Park & Ride Solution
    The council owned ex-Homebase site is already part car park. The large empty pre-existing warehouse should be remodelled into a multi-storey car park, easily providing as much capacity as Whitefriars. The current park and ride can remain in place and the Homebase site would serve as an overflow, with a bus stop outside. We should be protecting all our green spaces, not destroying them. As the Homebase site is already in existence, it would be sensible to utilise it for this purpose. Maynard Road car park could also be incorporated into the park and ride scheme.
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  • Save the Hev's Happy Hounds PlayPark
    The PlayPark provides an invaluable resource to local dog walkers, dog trainers and dog owners. It enables dogs who are otherwise not allowed off lead for various reasons to run free in a safe and secure environment. We know that our users often visit other local businesses too.
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  • PARK IN DROMORE LIMAVADY
    Kids Can Play Safely In The Park, There Not Near Any Of The Country Roads. It's great for kids development. Parents that live in the Dromore Avenue Area That Have No Availability of Cars dont have to worry about taking their kids 3miles into limavady to let them go to the park when it is at their front door. Dromore avenue up baranailt road really needs a park for the kids growing up in the area & for other kids near by that have no access to cars.
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  • STOP the petrol station on Bolton Road
    The sale of new petrol cars will be outlawed in eleven years time. Building new Petrol Stations is an impractical business move, it causes immense disruption to local residents in a suburban area who will suffer from light and noise pollution throughout the day. The TFGM report into the plans suggested that significant traffic problems would be caused by cars trying to turn in and out of Watling Street and has been underplayed in the developers submission. They suggested a full reconfiguration of the site but the developers have not taken this into account. Environmental reports shows that a brook is culverted under the site which feeds into Elton Reservoir, a site for sailing and swimming as well as a water reserve. The risk of contamination reaching this brook through the soil is not insignificant and poses a public health risk. Air quality on Bolton Road would significantly deteriorate in an area that already suffers from poor air quality, another health risk to residents in the area. This plan is unfit for purpose and as such, we implore the committee at it's hearing to dismiss application 64138
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  • Public consultation for Wakefield City Centre plans.
    On Fri 30th Aug a 4 hour consultation was held to showcase new City Centre plans, and invite feedback, as most residents work full-time. this is not good enough. The Council Leader stated "It is essential that residents and businesses in the city centre contribute to the long-term plans, it is their city and we must understand their dreams and aspirations. Town and city centres play a huge part in our five year Economic Strategy and this is your opportunity to tell us what you want." We need to know what the plans are for: - air quality that effects the health of our kids - public transport and provisions for cyclist - public spaces, parks and more trees - climate change Their are many problems in the City Centre that need resolving: - linking the 2 shopping centres - the future of Wakefield market and the new market hall - empty units in out of town retail parks - empty police station - empty ABC cinema - empty units on Smyth Street - former council building Chantry House empty - litter, graffiti and derelict buildings With hundreds of new homes, expansion of Wakefield College and a thriving arts scene, Wakefield should be bustling, however it's desolate, with little to no police presence and increasing social problems. Sign the petition and share it as wide as possible, to have your say and demand that Wakefield Council hold a full consultation for residents, businesses and visitors, advertised in newspapers, on social media, posters and leaflets. Thank you.
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