• Restore a bus service to Stapleton, Bristol
    Despite only being a short distance from Bristol City Centre, and there being a number of bus services that run alongside the parallel Fishponds Road, no buses currently run up Bell Hill leaving residents cut off. This particularly negatively impacts people who do not drive, people with disabilities or ill-health, and visitors to Elm Tree Farm. We should also be encouraging people to travel sustainably - but this can only be done if people have a bus service that they can rely on.
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    Created by Cllr Marley Bennett
  • Vote of No Confidence In Westmorland and Furness Council
    Why is this important? Not unlike other areas of government, democracy has not been aparant in the local area for some time, however, the recent acts of the council with the public purse from the £8.3 million wasted on Voreda House, £3.8 million on credit cards, Pushing up again the council tax by 4.99% and then approving alloownace increases for councillors incoluding substantial increases for Cabinet Members. This petition is here to demonstrate to the council how we the people they are supposed to represent feel about them and their actions. It is not political but we do desire the current councillors to stand down and allow us to elect people that will democratically represent us.
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    Created by Jonathan Davies Picture
  • Add Aplastic Anaemia to the NHS website
    This is a particular problem because aplastic anaemia is frequently confused with "being anaemic" (having an iron deficiency.) Not only is aplastic anaemia absent as a condition on the NHS website, but when you search for it you are presented with pages about iron deficiency and other, less serious, conditions making this confusion worse.  This makes it difficult for people with aplastic anaemia to ask for the support they need from family and friends and leads to difficulty with taking extended time off work for life altering treatment, including bone marrow transplants. It also results in people who are seriously ill struggling to access the UK benefits system.  Many patients go to clinicians for letters that explain the impact of the condition, to take to employers. Having aplastic anaemia on the NHS conditions website would save NHS staff time and improve the mental health of aplastic anaemia patients. The Aplastic Anaemia Trust have leading NHS haematologists on their Research and Clinical Advisory Panel and have offered to draft text for a web page.
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    Created by The Aplastic Anaemia Trust Picture
  • Stop burning precious forests!
    Drax Power Station, in North Yorkshire, received £6 BILLION in free money from our expensive energy bills. Drax receives this money from the government because they consider the wood pellets they burn to be ‘renewable’ and ‘emission-free’. When in fact, they just don’t count the carbon dioxide coming out. The energy plant run by Drax is actually the BIGGEST single emitter of carbon dioxide in all of the UK. Even worse, the source of the wood being burnt was found to be from protected forests, further harming our fight against the climate crisis. Although Drax denied this, latest investigations have shown it’s still going on. Right now, the government is consulting on plans to extend this harmful deal until 2027 and with the media headlines pointing these controversies out - you can bet Drax is worried. A huge petition and public attention demanding that Drax immediately stops taking wood from protected forests could force them to act quickly to avoid bad PR. We know nothing makes a company change their bad behaviour faster than bad publicity. So will you add your name and tell Drax to stop logging protected forests?
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  • STOP EXPANSION PLANS AT FARNBOROUGH AIRPORT
    Local residents are already suffering from increased levels of take-offs and landings at Farnborough Airport, and we strongly OBJECT to the proposed further increases. In the light of worsening environmental & climate change issues since previous airport decisions were made and especially in view of Rushmoor Borough Council’s own declared CLIMATE EMERGENCY, we should be reviewing and reversing earlier decisions and banning all Sunday movements, with Saturday traffic allowed only until 2pm. This will reflect that the airport is in the middle of a residential community and people should be allowed to enjoy the outdoors without heightened environmental concerns and increased air pollution. The current lack of consideration for the local community by the airport operating company was demonstrated when there was aircraft noise during the recent Remembrance Sunday services, including noisy take-offs during the 2 minute silence. If Farnborough Airport were serious about balancing airport traffic with the concerns of the local community, they would be leading their argument with the introduction of quieter aircraft with reduced take-off climbs, following the model used at London City Airport. In summary, there is no justification to further erode the quality of life for those living in the local area, when the Airport will clearly remain a viable operation with environmentally friendly operations.
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    Created by Peter Feeney
  • Switch off GB News
    GB News are currently facing 13 investigations relating to allegations of fairness and impartiality by media regulator Ofcom. But these investigations don’t seem to be making them change their ways. It’s time to clamp down hard on GB News and revoke their licence to broadcast. This is isn't about censorship, it's about making sure our news stays impartial. We don't have to agree with everything GB News does or says, but we should expect all news outlets to follow the rules. Ofcom needs to hold all channels to a high standard and punish those that break the rules.
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  • Ban single-use packaging in restaurants, cafés, and bars
    Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues we face. Yet in hundreds of thousands of cafés, bars and restaurants across the country, we’re still being served food and drink in single-use packaging – even when we’re eating in!  It’s wasteful, unnecessary and can easily be avoided by replacing single-use packaging with reusable cups, crockery and cutlery which get washed instead of thrown away after just one use.  With only 12% of Britain's plastic known to be recycled, it’s time to take single-use off the menu – for good.  This isn’t pie in the sky thinking or even a new idea. It’s how we always used to have our food served to us. And it's already law in neighbouring countries like France. If you walk into any food outlet in France, even fast-food restaurants like McDonalds, your food will now be served in ‘reusable packaging’ - usually just a plate and cutlery.  Since France introduced this in January 2023, it has been estimated that they are saving 180,000 tonnes of packaging every year! That’s nearly 1,000 blue whales or over 25,000 African elephants in weight!  The British Government has already committed to removing all avoidable plastics by 2042. Yet despite this, there hasn’t even been a feasibility study for this ban here. If they really are serious about eliminating pointless plastics, this ban is one of the easiest and most obvious steps the government can take to tackle the plastic crisis.  Sign to tell Environment Secretary Steve Barclay to ban single-use packaging in restaurants, cafés, and bars.
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    Created by Natalie Fée
  • Prevent pavement parking
    Pavement parking has a serious health and safety impact on everyone as it makes it difficult to walk safely. Doing so regularly blocks the pavement to the extent that some pavement users, e.g. parents/carers with prams and buggies, wheelchair users, and people who have visual impairments, are forced into the road, and it has created access issues for people entering and leaving their homes on Morton Street – where the situation is especially bad. There is huge demand for parking in the area, as it is close to Lawrence Hill train station, meaning people are parking there before taking the train or walking into the city. This is of special concern as the road is close to Church Road, which is one of Bristol’s busiest roads. Cars turn onto Morton Street at high speeds, where people are often having to walk in the roads due to blocked pavements. Residents of Morton Street and neighbouring streets shouldn't suffer and put their safety at risk due to the lack of free parking spaces. In England, outside of London, addressing pavement parking is primarily the responsibility of the police as they have the legal power to enforce the laws prohibiting driving on the pavement and obstruction of the pavement. The council has limited power to enforce bans against pavement parking, but Bristol City Council should urge the government to devolve powers to local authorities, so the council can address the problem itself. We, the undersigned, call on: The police to use their powers more effectively and clamp down on illegal pavement parking on Moreton Street. The Government to devolve additional powers so that councils can address pavement parking. On behalf of residents, we need action before someone gets hurt. Pavement parking has a serious health and safety impact on everyone as it makes it difficult to walk safely. Doing so regularly blocks the pavement to the extent that some pavement users, e.g. parents/carers with prams and buggies, wheelchair users, and people who have visual impairments, are forced into the road, and it has created access issues for people entering and leaving their homes on Morton Street – where the situation is especially bad.
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    Created by Amal Ali
  • Stop Thames Water’s costly mega-reservoir – fix the leaks!
    The reservoir could only replace a fraction of the water they lose through leaks and, studies show, it would be unlikely to provide water in droughts. Why does Thames Water want to do this? A mega reservoir would be an asset on their balance sheet, rather than the ongoing cost of fixing leaks. By ignoring and not costing major issues such as flooding and safety, Thames Water has grossly under-estimated the cost of the reservoir in their aim to promote it over more sustainable options such as fixing leaks, water transfer and desalination. These solutions would also be more reliable in droughts and much quicker to implement. This would prevent unnecessary continued damage to our chalk streams and hose pipe bans for at least 7 years before the reservoir can possibly be delivered. Those that have looked in detail at the proposals - including local MPs and Councils of all political persuasions - all conclude that it is a deeply flawed project that is being driven by commercial ambition rather than what is best for a safe and secure future water supply.
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    Created by CPRE Oxfordshire & Group Against Reservoir Development
  • Help save Nuneaton Cemetery
    As you know Nuneaton Cemetery floods everytime it rains causing graves to flood and collapse. This is having a huge impact on families of loved ones they have lost. My family have just been impacted by this tragedy as my Nan and Grandads grave has now flooded. We need your help to solve this issue immediately to prevent anymore heartache for families. The council won’t listen to us and it’s causing more issues by the day. I know of one gentlemen who could not get down to put flowers on his wife’s grave due to the flooding. All we need is a proper plumbing system installed. To help the families of loved ones whose graves have been flooded due to the lack of care from the council.
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    Created by Millie Amy
  • Change the UK Employment law
    Some common issues raised regarding working conditions and employment laws in the UK include: Precarious Work: The rise of gig economy jobs, temporary contracts, and zero-hour contracts can contribute to job insecurity and unpredictable income, making it challenging for workers to plan for the future. Low Wages: Concerns about low wages and insufficient income to cover basic living costs have been raised in various sectors. The cost of living, particularly in certain regions, can outpace wage growth. Limited Employment Rights: The two-year qualifying period for certain employment rights, as well as the short notice periods during probation, can leave workers with limited job security and legal protection, especially in the early stages of employment. Mental Health Impact: As you mentioned earlier, the imbalance of power between employers and employees, coupled with challenging working conditions, may contribute to mental health issues among workers, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Lack of Union Representation: Some argue that the decline in union membership and influence has weakened the collective bargaining power of workers, potentially limiting their ability to negotiate better working conditions.
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    Created by Fernando Marrero
  • Red Shed, reform grocery food retail
    We don't need our local grocery chain to offer us a choice of over 70 sausages or water shipped 853 miles from the French Alps, and we want our farmers to be treated fairly by their buyers.There is an imbalance in the food supply chain which the existing GSCP fails to address. This campaign seeks to redress the balance by creating a Grocery Retailer Assurance scheme (Red Shed) to compliment the existing Red Tractor Assurance scheme for suppliers. This means the retailer will have to not only comply with the GSCP but broader requirements including a commitment to continuously improve food miles and Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) complexity, thereby improving food production efficiency.
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    Created by Mike Highley