• Save Primrose Hill Care Home
    The residents are all elderly and need to stay together. LCC have NOT said where they intend to place the residents if they close them down. Residents at Primrose Hill are in their 90's and one is 101. Moving them would almost certainly kill some of them. They deserve to be treated with far more respect than LCC is currently giving them. Consultation has just finished with result due in September. Large campaign locally has been under way for many months. We need all the help we can get.
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    Created by Derek Imrie
  • Reeintroduce the parker morris standards for all new construction projects
    This is a vital building block in delivering quality longlasting housing stock fit for a nation.With many new builds not large enough to live accommadate a family or survive beyond a twenty five year life span. The failure to build suitable or substandards housing even when new has a devistating impact on productivity and desirability of the UK to attract the best skilled labbor in the world requiring urgent action to support declining construction sector.
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    Created by Rob Jones
  • FREE BUS PASS FOR 17 YEAR OLDS
    IT IS COMPULSARY NOW THAT CHILDREN STAY IN EDUCATION OR GET AN APPRENTISHIP UNTILL THEY ARE 17. THIS MEANS THAT CHILDREN LIVING IN RURAL AREAS ARE AT A DISSADVANTAGE FINANCIALY. A BUS PASS FOR A TERM STARTING SEP 2013 WILL BE £230 A RISE OF OVER £50 SINCE THE SUMMER TERM.
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    Created by WENDY NASH
  • Keeping open Heaton Library (Newcastle upon Tyne)
    "Education; education, education", was Blair's cry when 1st elected; then he imposed the lack of grants available to would-be students; on the Saturday after school term ended! As a former teacher and someone who has benefited from grant-approved subsidy, it is my firm belief that READING is the key factor in improving one's mind; hence my despair at the threat of Library closures, which were available to children and adults who could not afford to buy key books, whatever their subject.
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    Created by Pamela Shaw
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    Created by Matthew Campbell
  • Elect the lion!: Brixton
    He will defend us with his sword and mallet thing.
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  • Blue Badges
    Is it right that the department of transport has control over a person’s health and wellbeing?
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    Created by Sunita Gordon
  • Abstain tick-box on ballot paper
    Many people do not vote due to a lack of competent options, I for one cast my protest vote at the last election just so my vote wasn't wasted but i truly had no belief that any of the parties would be any good. And look at the mess we are in today! I cannot be alone in my thoughts on this.
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    Created by alex stephens
  • Say YES to a General Strike - Leeds TUC petition
    ‘The TUC in September 2012 passed the following motion by a large majority: "Congress accepts that the trade union movement must continue leading from the front against this uncaring government with a coalition of resistance taking coordinated action where possible with far reaching campaigns including the consideration and practicalities of a general strike." The TUC and it’s affiliated unions are therefore committed to consider the practicalities of launching a general strike in Britain. In the subsequent months the attacks on the working people of Britain have continued, with cuts in welfare, NHS privatisation, scapegoating of migrants, public sector job losses and restrictions on employment rights. We note however the lack of progress made in the terms of the above motion and in uniting the labour movement to mount a campaign of opposition against austerity. Therefore we the undersigned - trade unionists, workers, unemployed, pensioners, students, young people, and the disabled - call on the TUC to say YES to a general strike against all the cuts and name the day for it to begin. This should be done by no later than TUC Congress 2013.’
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    Created by Rebecca Allan
  • Plant Flowers for bees
    This is vitally important. Our bees are having enough trouble as it is without our local authorities planting non-pollinating plants. Also, I believe that if a community is given something beautiful to look at, people will get involved and start helping to keep the place tidy, which in turn will insensitive them to help control vandalism.
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    Created by Fiona Woodall
  • Stop Centrica investing in fracking
    British Gas owner, Centrica, is currently in talks with Cuadrilla to buy a stake in its fracking operations in Lancashire. By signing this petition you can send a clear message to Centrica that if it goes ahead with the deal you will consider switching your supplier (if you’re a British Gas customer) and may also advise friends and family to follow suit. Fracking – the extraction of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing of rock – has a wide range of potentially very serious environmental and social impacts. What’s alarming is that the areas under consideration for fracking cover most of the country. Despite assurances from the government and industry to the contrary, it’s impossible, no matter how stringent the legislation, to guarantee the integrity of shale gas wells. And any well failure can result in methane leakage and widespread groundwater contamination. Even if just a small fraction of the anticipated tens of thousands of wells fail – which they inevitably will – this will have disastrous, and potentially irreversible, consequences for our drinking water supply. Fracking also has devastating implications for climate change. The London School of Economics and Carbon Tracker recently warned that 80% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if we’re to have a fighting chance of maintaining a habitable planet (http://www.carbontracker.org/carbonbubble) – and that’s before we even consider shale gas. The government and fossil fuel industry insist that it provides a low-carbon transition fuel until we develop our renewables infrastructure. This is nonsense – support for fracking will reduce the sense of urgency and divert desperately needed investment away from renewable energy. And there’s nothing low-carbon about shale gas – the energy-intensive extraction process, and inevitable methane leakage, gives shale gas a potentially higher carbon footprint than coal. Furthermore, shale gas will be used as well as, not instead of, coal. In addition to all this, fracking uses vast quantities of freshwater (expected to become scarcer under climate change) and produces similar quantities of waste water, all of which must be transported in thousands of road tankers, thundering through our towns and villages and damaging roads which will need to be fixed at taxpayers expense. House prices have reportedly dropped 24% near fracking sites in America, and there are already reports of people struggling to sell their houses in affected areas of Lancashire. And as if all this weren’t bad enough, almost all experts now agree that fracking won’t even bring down our energy bills, as many initially claimed. Quite simply, fracking will be great news for the fossil fuel industry and those in government with family ties and business interests in it. It will be very bad news indeed for almost everyone else. Public opposition has put a stop to fracking projects in Australia and Europe. It has also caused extremely costly delays here in the UK. Fracking is such an expensive, high-risk and controversial means of generating energy that it doesn’t take much to tip the balance for investors between being worth the risk and not. By keeping up the pressure on government and industry we can, together, put a stop to fracking in the UK. If you want to find out more about the impacts of fracking, and some of the myths that surround it, the following websites offer lots of useful information: http://refracktion.com/ http://reaf.org.uk/news.php http://stopfyldefracking.org.uk/latest-news/ http://frack-off.org.uk/
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    Created by Gwen Harrison
  • Patrick Mercer should resign his parliamentary seat
    Our MP's should lead by example. If I was caught doing a dishonest, or criminal act I would be expected to resign my position. His constituency voters should have the final say on whether he remains an MP.
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    Created by Paul Nicholls