• "No" to parking restrictions at Clapperbrook Lane East, Exeter
    • Anglers generally fish for a day so parking and access is required for at least 8 hours at a time. • Angling is a sport recognised by the government and funded by sport England http://www.sportengland.org/funding/ngb_investment/whole_sport_plans_2013-17.aspx in Exeter alone there are 1,700 club members. • Many other local authorities work with their local Angling Clubs to encourage Angling for its widely known health benefits (http://resources.anglingresearch.org.uk/sites/resources.anglingresearch.org.uk/files/Making_the_most_of_community_waters.pdf) and economic benefits for the local area (http://resources.anglingresearch.org.uk/project_reports/final_report_2012) • Over the years the Council has eroded our ability to fish the River Exe throughout the town through the introduction of residents and short stay parking. • As members of the Exeter and District Angling Association we pay Exeter Council for fishing rights to the River Exe in various areas and the Exeter Canal. The club also owns the fishery rights at Weirfields with the sole access and parking facility available being the Clapperbrook car park. Without access to suitable parking we are unable to exercise these rights.
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  • Protect Northern Ireland from Mining and Fracking
    A Canadian gold-mining company Dalradian has been granted exploratory mining rights in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gortin, Northern Ireland. This has been granted by Mark H Durkan, Environment Minister. It allows the company to completely set up their mining operations across the Sperrins, which will have devastating consequences for the local community, the environment and the local economy which relies on small-scale agriculture and tourism. If the Minister allows mining operations like Dalradian's to occur without a Environment Impact Assessment as required by law, then that sets a precedent for other types of major environmental developments, like an Australian company's proposed gas borehole recently in the news at Belcoo, Co Fermanagh. Update 19 Sept 2014: Dalradian's PR company is very upset at our petition. Below are a list of links to illustrate the background to this issue: http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news-doe-041213-durkan-announces-gold http://ulsterherald.com/2013/12/05/gortins-golden-opportunity-for-job-seekers http://ulsterherald.com/2013/12/05/gortins-golden-opportunity-for-job-seekers/#sthash.S5QeER4x.dpuf http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-28848826 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25575879
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  • Stop New Flight Paths out of Gatwick Airport
    It is wrong that the Government endorse such misery for commercial gain of a privately owned airport and traffic control body. Whilst destroying families quality of life who have never had to suffer flight paths before. Consultations were not used for new flight path trial over conservation parish and neighbouring parishes. National flight path consultation used by Gatwick Airport showed no flight path route maps and discriminated against the elderly and poor that do not have internet access - no voice for them. Please sign and put a stop to aviation free-for-all of our skies and stop the damage they cause to our environment, quality of life for their personal gain. Whilst runways lay empty to the north of the M25, make airlines use these before bringing misery to more hardworking taxpayers of the south east. Thank you Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions
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  • Save Bournemouth Pier Theatre
    Bournemouth is gradually losing all the beautiful historic buildings and features that made the town so special. The Winter Gardens, Pier Approach Baths, Westover Road Ice Rink, and other great things such as road access through Kings Park, to name just a few. Apart from the Pavilion and the town hall, there are not many remaining (and there were recent discussions about demolishing the pavilion too) If there is money to convert the Pier theatre to a play area, why can't that money go instead to funding a re-furbishment, investing in great shows, acts, and bands. I believe investing in a targeted impactful marketing and advertising campaign, including online and social media, will greatly improve awareness, and could really turn this theatre into an iconic entertainment venue to be proud of, such as the Regency and the Tivoli. The only advertising I have ever seen for the pier theatre is a few posters on the pier itself. Who will visit Bournemouth to come to an indoor play area?
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  • No Park and Ride at Linton
    Heath road where the site is proposed is an established boundary helping to maintain the vital balance between urban and rural areas. Dumping thousands of tons of tarmac over 17 acres of prime farmland near the Greensands Ridge breaches that boundary and threatens our rural heritage. And worse still, for no proven benefit.
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  • Keep Brighton Hippodrome for live performance
    The magnificent Brighton Hippodrome needs your help to save it from being wrecked. It is a unique theatre building, listed Grade II* by English Heritage because of its historical and architectural significance. It was converted into a variety theatre in 1901/02 by Frank Matcham, the leading theatre architect of the time. It is one of only three theatres of its type in the country. It is of national importance. After closing as a variety theatre in 1965, it was a bingo hall until 2007. The stunning interior, however, is still in remarkable condition, with very little deterioration. Nonetheless, the Hippodrome is top of the Theatres Trust list of Theatre Buildings at Risk. Suddenly, in mid 2013, a proposal to convert the building into an eight-screen cinema emerged. The plans involve demolishing the stage, the fly-tower, all the back-stage facilities, the stalls and the orchestra pit. Without these it ceases to be a theatre. Please sign the petition to help to keep it intact. English Heritage has a statutory responsibility to protect listed buildings. It says any changes should be reversible. The proposed changes will make this impossible. No one so far has tried to produce a scheme for restoration for its real purpose: live performance. It would be a national scandal if the opportunity to save the Hippodrome were squandered because of misinformation and short-term gain. Please sign this petition to allow the Our Brighton Hippodrome campaign to produce that missing theatre proposal, for presentation to the Council, to English Heritage and the developers. We have the knowledge, we have the experience and we have the contacts. All we need is time. Read about the campaign, see the full details of our objection and see pictures of the Hippodrome Website: www.ourhippodrome.org.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourbrightonhippodromepage Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourhippodrome The developer’s plan for conversion (not restoration!) to a multi-screen cinema: www.brightonhippodrome.co.uk/
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  • Halstead's Green Heritage
    The clock is ticking and we need your support. This land is earmarked for development and we have until the 27th March to persuade Braintree Council to change the designation to a Local Green Space. We believe this site, comprising the natural assets of woodland; springs and wetland; and heritage assets of 16 WWII air raid shelters; and the remains of a Victorian landscaped garden; should be safeguarded for the enjoyment and education of the local community and visitors for generations to come. Green spaces are recognised as a precious resource by national and district policies because they promote healthy populations and help develop stable and growing economies. As a green space, our park would contribute to the quality of community life and reap wider social, economic and environmental benefits. The park would also serve as a permanent reminder of our community's sacrifice during World War Two and Halstead's unique relationship with the nationally important Courtauld family and company and our industrial heritage. Once any part of our history or green space is destroyed it is gone forever. So please help us.
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  • Stop Building Developments on Green Fields
    Green Fields and Wild Life habitats will be lost forever. Local people want to preserve the countryside for future generations, their wishes should be respected, the Localism Act should be honoured. Impacts on local communities are being ignored by Planners who have complete dis-regard for others, value of land is at a premium, greedy people are making money at the expense of the environment and the people that live there.
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  • Ban Cars from Richmond Park
    Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve, an SSSI and a Grade 1 Listed landscape. The weekend closure would not only enhance the experience for cyclists and other users but would also promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural and physical environment of the Park, and its peace and natural beauty for the benefit the public and future generations. The park is a great asset for SW London, it should be a safe place for families to explore and for people to ride bicycles around without having the roads jammed up with cars.
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  • Save the Frome Plane Tree
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tky42vHUHlI Just 6 months after granting a Tree Preservation Order on this London Plane Tree, Mendip has received an application to fell. Unfortunately the TPO will not save the tree from Pangmore Development's application if approved by Mendip District Council. This is one of the last trees in the town centre and certainly the last tree of note in the Kingsway precinct. It is a specimen town centre tree and plays a major contribution in the character of the Conservation Area, and its felling would be a major loss to the aesthetic quality of the town.
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  • Put Hedgerows and Ditches Back on the Landscape
    The recent flooding in Southern England and Wales has highlighted the need for a more holistic approach to flood management, rather than blocking with sandbags and concrete. Reintroducing managed ditches to control standing water that work alongside hedgerows will also prevent soil erosion. Not only will it create valuable habitats for the dwindling song bird population, it would help increase biodiversity as a whole, and create a more permanent source of sustainable employment through the reintroduction of traditional rural crafts.
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  • Future of Fagley riding school
    Over 200 riders a week use the site, and around 50 of these are part of a Riding for the Disabled group. Based at Throstles Nest Farm for 35 years, the site is also home to a pony club.
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