• Reduce the speed limit to 40mph on Mowbray Road between Bretton and Marholm
    The speed limit along Mowbray Road between North Bretton and Marholm Village is 60 mph. Therefore cars travelling towards Marholm Village from the North Bretton roundabout, and visa versa, can legally travel at 60 mph and most of them seem to do so. This makes it quite difficult sometimes to drive out of Dunsberry onto Mowbray Road. Furthermore, it can be quite hazardous to walk along the footpath to and from Marholm Village as cars travelling at the legal 60mph negotiate the bends towards the Peterborough Crematorium. It seems ridiculous that there is a speed limit of 60mph at the entrance and exit to the Peterborough Crematorium. In recent years there have been several minor accidents on this stretch of road. It would be common sense to reduce the limit to at least 40 mph before a serious accident occurs.
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    Created by David Moll
  • Citizenship for healthcare professionals
    To recognise their efforts during this pandemic from March. To reward them sincerely for their hard work.
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    Created by Amparo Amparo
  • Stop killing animals for fur
    It’s important for the world
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    Created by Amanda Devine
  • Boston skatepark night lights
    This is important so that people can ride after work, after school or at night if they feel like it.
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    Created by Kirils Grosevs
  • Vaccinate ALL teachers against COVID-19
    Teachers and support staff in schools are vital to the continued education of our children but they are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they have to work face to face with students. Vaccination will not only help protect teachers from the virus, it will allow them to teach in person, and ultimately keep schools open to the benefit of the children, their parents and wider society. Unlike for other professions, including GPs, careworkers, hairdressers and shop workers who are required to wear masks or be behind protective screens, the government is not recommending face coverings are necessary in education settings (except in corridors and communal areas) Many colleagues have already been infected with the virus affecting their health AND leaving already overstretched staff to cover whole classes or send classes home. Safeguarding the future of the next generation should start with those who are delivering their education. Please don't scapegoat teachers any more than has already happened and consider vaccinating teachers and other education and childcare workers who have been on the frontline of COVID from the very start.
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  • Heal damage done to entertainment industry from brexit
    Brexit as it has been negotiated as of 26th of December does not give any consideration to the entertainment industry. The creator of this petition believes the entertainment industry deserves even more consideration than does the fish.
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  • More of the LGBTQ+ flags in the emoji gallery
    Because it is more inclusive and can include nearly everybody. It can give recognition to the different people in the LGBTQ+ community.
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    Created by Tiana Watters
  • Cancel Student Rent in Scotland
    The Scottish Government has issued guidance advising all university students to refrain from returning to halls until the end of January. We are calling on it to cancel all rent due in this timeframe where students would have otherwise returned to their residences. We all saw what happened to Glasgow in September, when the return of students saw the ‘second wave’ of the virus rip through the city, forcing it into tight restrictions which remain in place. The worrying new strain of Covid-19 identified in England will surely creep its way up the UK, and the real possibility of “many, many more deaths” is stark, according to Professor Andrew Hayward, Director of Epidemiology at UCL. If the Scottish Government is serious about curbing this strain, and expects students to stay away from what is for many people home, and not just term-time accommodation, then it must cancel expected rental payments for January. We are not asking for public money to cover these costs, nor do we expect universities to shoulder the burden. We are simply asking that, in the interest of public health, the government relieves all student tenants, in halls and in private accommodation, of their responsibility to pay rent for the month of January and until public health experts deem it safe for them to return. The reality of asking students to stay away from their own homes is not simple. Many students have left their homes, lives, and livelihoods behind to spend time with loved ones for Christmas (in line with government advice), and for many, keeping January’s rent will be necessary for coping with the displacement which they must undertake for the sake of slowing the spread of the virus. For many, the places visited by students over the festive period are not somewhere they had planned to be for such a long time, and all ranges of issues might make such a stay difficult. Expecting rental payments on top of this is too much to ask, and relieving this pressure on students will assist them in staying away from their cities and towns of study until a safe return is possible. The University of Glasgow has already set a precedent by issuing a rent rebate for the entire month of January and beyond to all students in its University-owned halls. This move has been taken with an understanding of the real risk posed by students’ return, and the necessity of guaranteeing that students stay away has seen them in their capacity as landlords shoulder the burden. We ask that the Scottish Government pledges to extend this to all student tenants. One month’s rent for landlords across the country is an inconsequential small but vital contribution to the public effort at a time when so many people are making the greatest sacrifices for our public safety. September’s calamity will be repeated (and potentially eclipsed) unless the Scottish Government disincentivises any return to term-time homes for students studying in Scotland by cancelling all rent until such date as students return.
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  • Help all businesses forced to close due to covid restrictions by offering meaningful grants
    Small businesses like shops and restaurants are the backbone of the UK economy. They pay all their taxes (unlike multinationals like Amazon) and employ millions. Yet again if they are considered "non essential" they are forced to close even though they have spent £1000s to make themselves covid secure and there is no evidence that they bear any responsibility for any rate rise. In the 1st lockdown they got £10000 to last 3 months and in the 2and only £1300 for 4 weeks. This 2nd grant is just inadequate to cover their expenses and many will go under forever. The UK government needs to act NOW and pay these businesses grants proportionate to lockdown 1 to keep them going.
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  • Tax meat, fish, dairy and eggs
    Animal agriculture is significantly damaging to the environment, and to public health. It is hugely wasteful - and in modern society it is completely unnecessary. Rain-forest clearance is happening mostly due to the demand for land to produce arable crops which are used solely for animal feeds, and for grazing pasture. Greenhouse gas emissions from animal farming are greater than the entire global transportation sector. Around thirty per cent of the microplastics which foul our oceans have originated from discarded commercial fishing equipment. Without animal agriculture, and its harmful practices and products, there would be no zoonotic pandemics, no rivers poisoned by slurry, no rain-forest burning, no anti-biotic resistance, a reduction in heart disease and obesity, a greater abundance of natural wilderness, more bio-diversity, etc. The "sugar tax" has been successful in reducing the demand for harmful products. A meat and dairy tax could be equally successful - and is arguably far more important.
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  • University of Reading RENT STRIKE
    We are requesting a 30% reduction on our annual rent in all halls at the University of Reading, commencing in January. Living in halls facilitates access to the university resources & associated activities, however, unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic almost all aspects of university life have been curtailed to some extent. Despite the reduction in services, access to resources and other activities students are still paying fully for relocation and the cost of halls. The university told students that they would receive 'blended learning' whereby the teaching and content are accessible both online and in person. Many students feel that this 'blended learning' is not truly 'blended' as the majority of many courses remain exclusively online. As most of the teaching is online, it seems pointless to have moved to the university when we could have stayed home and received the same remote teaching as we do whilst unnecessarily living in halls. This is not the university's fault, we are in the midst of an unpredictable global pandemic, however it is the university's responsibility to listen and respond to their students' grievances. A reduction on rent means that the university recognises that living in halls in not benefiting our studies, in the same way we would under normal circumstances. We would like for all students participating in this rent strike to be free from disciplinary action, on the grounds that this strike is peaceful, we simply want to see change and want to work alongside the university to make this possible. Allyship is key, so we are not fighting the university, we are asking to discuss rent and make changes where necessary. Additionally, we would like to discuss changes in regard to the terms of the tenancy agreements. Students studying remotely, away from university, should not have to pay rent for a place they are not living in. Many students returned home for the second lockdown and practiced online learning, yet they were required to pay rent for a place they are not currently living in. Please sign this petition if you plan on striking in January, it is important that as many students as possible sign this because the more students involved, the more likely the university is to negotiate changes with us. Thank you all and let us make change happen together!!
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  • Allow non dangerous prisoners to be temporarily released on home arrest during pandemic
    This is important as this is affecting mental health, causing suicides, riots. It’s risking the life’s of both prisoners and prison workers. My father is currently in prison for a drug crime and is in the middle of an appeal and has to stay in his cell 23 hours a day and can only leave for a phone call (capped at 15 minutes) and to go to the toilet. His prison has had a serious outbreak of the virus and from speaking with my dad he and other prisoners in there are extremely worried for their health, safety.
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