• Reduce “rat running” along Kidbrooke Gardens
    Over the last 10 years there has been a significant increase in traffic along Kidbrooke Gardens/South Row. Up to 8000 vehicles a day are using this minor residential road, resulting in increased air and noise pollution for local residents. The high traffic volumes make it dangerous for pedestrians and other road users. As the only East/West routes south of the A2/north of the A20, it is vital that the council provides a safe, healthy street to encourage families to choose “active” travel options when taking their kids to one of the 10+ schools within 1mile radius.
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  • Keep the HGV Cap on Chalkpit Lane
    Very disappointed, but not surprised, to see that Southern Gravel have appealed the decision by Surrey County Council to cap the number of HGV movements on Chalk Pit Lane and protect residents in the area. I worked with local Councillors and residents over several years to get SCC to even introduce this cap and we will absolutely continue to fight this. For several years residents have been fighting to ensure Southern Gravel behaves like a good neighbour, but time and again the management behaves without any regard for the local area. I am pro-business, but I am also pro-responsible business. Thanks to the work of residents, an actual cap has been placed on the HGV movements – whilst this is still high, it was accepted as a compromise. The way to succeed is for all of us to work together to lodge our objections and as your MP, I will work to bring everyone together and fight this all the way. I urge all residents and those who would be impacted by this to sign my petition and raise their own objections by emailing environment.appeals@pins.gsi.gov.uk quoting the reference ‘APP/ROMP/19/01’ by the 17th July. Please do send me a copy of your submission to sam@samgyimah.com
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  • Save the 15 bus.
    The bus no longer terminates at Fleming Place – where a purpose built complex of flats for older people is no longer served by a bus service. The bus no longer operates on a Saturday – a service that Students depend on to commute to the Easter Bush university campus. There is no longer a service that travels over regent road – inconveniencing commuters and in some cases increasing the commute by 30mins – I can speak for this one myself. This change has affected retirees, students and commuters alike in one of the most deprived areas in Scotland. Those savvy enough to have twitter were given 12 days notice, less if you have the TfE app and no notice if you are not technologically minded. As a direct result of this petition Lothian Buses have been questioned in the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee by the council on how Lothian buses makes these decisions and whether they take into account the community they supposedly serve. We also have raised the topic with the Transport and Environment Committee on Thursday 12th September. it is key that social impact assessments are taken into account when making these types of decisions to avoid depriving areas of the support they rely on from their public transport services. Responses so far have been poor and unrevealing from Lothian Buses.
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  • Reinstate Prentice Buses as Knox Academy school Transport Provider
    We, the clients, and users of the buses had not been consulted or informed. Prentice have been running this service for 21 years. In that time families and children have been incredibly happy with Prentice and the service they provide. There have been no serious accidents and parents feel that children are safe, even in extreme road conditions, with the Prentice drivers. Prentice drivers go above and beyond to make sure that the children get home safely. They are friendly, the children know the drivers and feel comfortable on the buses. Prentice keeps the vehicles up-to-date and in good condition. They are also fully committed too low carbon emission buses. Drivers know the parents, and have even on occasion waited with the children if a parent was late home. It's more than a ferrying service to and from school. Prentice provide a community service where parents feel reassured and comfortable putting their children on the Prentice buses. We believe East Lothian has chosen to put cost over service and safety. They have ignored the views of the clients and not sort a consultation.While the new bus company has yet to prove to be a safe reliable service, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the current service this is simply a cost cutting exercise, which could potentially put our children at risk. We accept that East Lothian council have the right to sign a contract with the new bus service. However we reject changes East Lothian council seek to make. We are the clients and we have the right to br consulted and notified of this matter. We petition the council to immediately review the contract and reinstate Prentice as the sole provider for the buses at Knox Academy.
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  • The need for a Bus Service
    There is currently no service between Llandeilo and Cross Hands. Residents along the A476 cannot get to these major business/shopping areas and businesses do not have the benefit of their custom. The A476 is shortly to become a trunk road, the only one without a bus service. Many people do not have access to Cars and need public transport. One day, this may be you !!
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  • Time to take back our buses!
    First Glasgow are selling up. After axing routes and ripping off passengers for years, First Bus are putting their whole Glasgow business up for sale. There’s a perfect buyer just waiting to take over: the public. New powers in the Transport Bill allow councils to own and operate bus services. These will let Glasgow City Council buy the rights to operate buses in the interests of passengers, not profit - like Edinburgh's Lothian Buses. Bus services in our city have been inadequate for far too long. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to take back our buses and build a better public transport system for everyone in our city. Please sign the petition to tell Glasgow City Council to get our buses back! ------------------------------------- Strathclyde’s Buses have been privately-owned by First Glasgow since they bought out the company in 1996. In the last two decades, with First in charge, we have seen routes cut, communities abandoned, and fare prices soar so a single is now £2.40. Meanwhile in Edinburgh, where Lothian Buses have always remained in public ownership they have a comprehensive, reliable and affordable service, with a cleaner fleet and growing passenger numbers. A single fare is just £1.70. Our city needs these assets back in public ownership, so that we can properly plan and integrate our public transport network to reach all corners of our city region, and reduce fares. If everyone can get around easily, affordably, reliably and sustainably it will help expand our city’s economy, address inequality and social isolation, reduce congestion and toxic air pollution, and cut carbon emissions. Sign and share this petition if you want Glasgow City Council to help us take back our buses! Re-municipalising Bus Services (bringing them back into local public ownership) helps improve services AND saves money. Read all the evidence here: https://www.transportforqualityoflife.com/u/files/160314_Building_a_World-class_Bus_System_extended%20summary%20report_FINAL4_for_web.pdf Read about our campaign and the new powers coming in the Scottish Transport Bill: 12 June 2019 ‘A great step forward’: Campaigners welcome move to let councils set up bus services. https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/14352/great-step-forward-campaigners-welcome-move-let-councils-set-bus-services Read about First's plans to sell up: 30 May 2019 ‘FirstGroup confirms sale of UK bus division to focus on US business’ https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/may/30/firstgroup-to-sell-greyhound-as-it-bows-to-activist-investors Read the sad story of how we lost our buses in 1996: 10 May 1996 ‘Takeover nets bus workers pounds 35,000’ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/takeover-nets-bus-workers-pounds-35000-1346448.html
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  • Proposed changes to Goodwill Junction
    Link to Harrow Council website on views https://consult.harrow.gov.uk/consult.ti/junctionimprovementproposals/consultationHome The council wishes to put restrictions on the right turn from Uxbridge road/Harrow view turning right restricting residents to be able to reach their homes. The issues with the right turn restrictions are noted below: 1. The council has noted that alternative routes can be used. The council has not performed a traffic displacement impact and the effects it will have on other roads. This should have been done prior to the proposals being sent out. 2. The proposal aims to displace traffic on to side road, this will affect residents within Cunningham Avenue, Bolton Road, Pinner view which already have a lot of traffic and are narrow increasing the risk of accidents. The other road affected which has been suggested by council is Headstone Lane which has Junior School i.e. Pinner Park Infant and Junior school, increasing traffic on that road with children crossing the road at peak times will increase the safety risk to parents and children which the council may have not considered. By displacing traffic to narrow roads with nursery and junior schools in the area, the proposal is increasing the risk. Please note that residents in North Harrow have young families and this should be taken priority. 3. Further the displaced traffic which may use Headstone Lane will than cross via Priory Lane a narrow road with cars on both side increasing traffic as the arterial junction has been restricted. 4. The council proposal of not having right turn will only increase traffic ahead on cunningham avenue as drivers will try turn right on the Bolton road, cunningham Avenue which already has traffic. Due to narrow road on Harrow view with 2 to 3 cars it will cause a backlog of traffic that the new junction was proposing to improve. Note that drivers will not be able to turn right until the side road is clear creating a bottle neck. 5. The increased traffic and displacement will increase pollution on the road as it will take between 5-10 minutes to get to residents home. An example would be resident staying in Victor Road, the resident will have to drive across to Cunningham avenue, turn right to Pinner view than turn to Headstone Gardens to be able to reach his home. There is a significant environmental impact as a result. 6. The council proposal sent out only covered limited residents when a number of residents in Parkside Way, Priory Way, Manor Way are affected.
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  • Petition to remove no left turn restriction on Withycombe Road and Inner Park Road Southfields SW19
    It doesn't prevent people using this route, it just diverts traffic further down Wimbledon Park Side and into the roads where gas servicing road works are taking place. This is creating gridlocked traffic in residential roads, which were previously quiet, as the roads are mostly single lane due to the resident's parked cars. The knock-on effect of this is causing much heavier traffic along the A3 and routes leading into Wimbledon, Putney and Wandsworth. Due to this, people are now trying to access Wimbledon via earlier A3 exits and this has created gridlocked traffic at Coombe Lane and surrounding residential roads also. Scrap this terrible idea. My children's School is in Southfields. If this goes on longer than the pilot. I will be taking my children out and finding another School.
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  • People are not pests
    The signatories of this petition wish to register our disgust at Southern Rail treating people begging at stations as pests. These people have slipped through the widening cracks of our society through bad luck and deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion, not as a nuisance. We demand an apology from Southern Rail and the immediate removal of all “Security” notices telling people not to encourage begging by giving money.
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  • Later trains to Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Berwick-upon-Tweed is situated almost exactly half way between Edinburgh and Newcastle. The absence of a later train service causes great inconvenience for Berwick residents, those living in the wider area, commuters and those making day trips to places such as Edinburgh, Newcastle and York, those travelling for business purposes, attending sports events, concerts, personal appointments, visiting family etc etc. It also has a negative impact on tourism and the local economy. For example, Berwick would be a good option for people to stay who wish to take in the Edinburgh Festival if it was not for the timing of the last train back. Berwick is a train journey of around 45 minutes to both Edinburgh and Newcastle and should be promoted much more as a “Commuter Town” (with the knock on benefits) but this potential is not realised because of the timings of the last trains. Berwick is also seeking to get major funding, through the Borderlands Growth Initiative, for a new theatre and conference centre and this needs to be accompanied and supported with later trains to maximise the benefits. The advantages are significant and wide-ranging from what would seem a relatively simple and achievable measure. Later trains stopping at Berwick is something that the government should insist on when awarding franchises to the train operators.
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  • New Bridge South 0f Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    The River Tyne has no crossing points between Newcastle and the Tyne Tunnel at Jarrow. For an area the size of Tyneside this is a ridiculous state of affairs. I suspect this could be to maintain a flow of tolls into the Tyne Tunnel. However 7 miles of Tyneside is cut off from the other side, this is unacceptable. People have to either commute to Newcastle to cross or go through the expensive Tyne Tunnel. Sunderland have just completed a fantastic new bridge the Northern Spire at less than half the cost of the second Tyne Tunnel. A bridge would ease the congestion and pollution caused at the Tyne Bridge. Please support this campaign so we can make an overdue change for the better for the people of Tyneside!
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  • Implement 7.5 Tonne Weight Limit & 20 MPH Maximum Speed Restriction
    A reduction in unnecessary HGV traffic through a very congested village centre will reduce the likelihood of a serious / fatal accident and / or damage to roadside buildings and infrastructure. (A650 bypass is a safe alternative route) A 20 mph speed limit would also reduce the likelihood of a serious / fatal vehicle or pedestrian collision. Restricted parking, lack of speed management and poor visibility creates a huge hazard to village traffic and pedestrians when exiting the Co-op, Town Street and roadside parking spaces. Reducing vehicle speeds and restricting HGV numbers / access will allow members of the public / children / pensioners to negotiate the pedestrian crossing with greater confidence & improved safety. Vehicles will be able to park, pull up or unload safely in the village centre (including deliveries) to the benefit of all local shops and amenities.
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