• Reduce speed limit in Langridge, Tadwick and Upper Swainswick to 20mph
    The speed limit on Langridge Lane and Tadwick Lane is currently 60mph despite the lanes being wholly unsuitable for speeds anywhere near this limit. Unfortunately, some motorists believe that it is safe to drive at speeds approaching the limit which has resulted in a number of crashes in recent years. The lanes are becoming increasingly popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and local residents fear it is only a matter of time until there is a serious incident involving a vehicle and one of these vulnerable road users. To compound this issue, the lanes are increasingly used as a rat-run for vehicles trying to bypass the main routes into Bath, and it is these motorists who tend to drive at dangerous speeds. Reducing the speed limit to 20mph will reduce the likelihood and severity of any incident; if a vehicle strikes a pedestrian at 40mph there is a 90% chance they will be killed, at 20mph this is reduced to 2.5% (www.roadwise.co.uk). The Highways Officer at BATHNES Council has been approached and his stance is nothing will be done to reduce the speed limit unless there is a serious incident (i.e fatality). Please sign up to this petition so that Langridge Lane and Tadwick Lane can be used safely by all road users. The more people who sign up, the more chance those who can implement change will listen.
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    Created by Laura Somodi
  • Trade deals must be open to scrutiny and debate
    Boris Johnson can now accept any Trade Deal he wishes without fear of these being voted down or objections being raised. Why the secrecy? It must mean that the Trade Deals he wishes to sign up to can only be detrimental to the British people.
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    Created by Michael Sheppy
  • Open University Overall Grade Calculation
    Due to the cancellation of End Module Assessments and End Module Exams students were informed their current Overall Continuous Assessment Scores would be used to calculate end module results. The Open University have also used the previous 3 years student results from the same module to calculate average difference between assignments and EMA/Exam scores and applied this blanket approach to all students. In reality what this means is students have had between a 7%-10% reduction on their final weighted assessment scores. With the OU class boundaries being so close at 15% (40-54)(55-69)(70-84)(85+) the majority of students will have slipped down one grade boundary, in some cases affecting the highest achievable overall grade for their entire degree. This process of using aggregate figures from previous students has not treated these students fairly and needs to be reviewed immediately.
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    Created by Joe Whittaker-Brown
  • Bodmin needs new infrastructure
    The current number of schools and GP Surgeries in Bodmin today are hardly adequate. There can be up to a two week wait fo see your doctor with the current number of residents. The residents of Bodmin are not happy with the number of new developments that have been accepted and want Cornwall Council to use money from the developers to improve the infrastructure - a new school and GP Surgery.
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    Created by V Hearn
  • Moroccan Stranded and Living Abroad
    The majority of Moroccan Stranded abroad are findind, the airlines fares and the tests not affordable.
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    Created by Ahmed Zarhabi
  • Ban councils from selling council tax debt to debt collection companies
    Covid has had a dramatic impact on the uk as a whole. With an uncertain future ahead and many jobs having already been lost debt is unfortunately a prospect for many people. Councils have to stop the practice of selling council tax debt to heavey handed debt collection agency's. The practice is out of date and penalizes those on low incomes. To have what little possesions you have taken away and sold at auction is Dickensian
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    Created by Michael Beckwith
  • SCRAP NHS STAFF PARKING FEES
    DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE UNDERPAID AND THEY HAVE TO PAY TO DO THEIR JOBS.MY SON WORKS FOR NHS AND HAS TO PAY TO WORK
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    Created by DAVID NICHOLSON
  • Release jobs, let WASPI women retire
    If we get our due pensions we can retire and release jobs for the younger generation.
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    Created by Jeanette Scarrott
  • Stop car parking charges for NHS staff
    NHS staff have worked tirelessly through this epidemic to treat Covid patients and to keep other NHS services going. Some charges are the cost of a monthly utility bill for a lot of staff who are on low to moderate incomes. It's unjust. Its especially needed as this government has indicated there will be no pay increase for the NHS. We need to value these staff or we will loose them. Its no good Ministers clapping for the NHS and then being hypercritcal in the next breath. Words are cheap.
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    Created by Gill Parnham
  • Happy renting for single people
    It will make lovely small basic two bed homes affordable for single people like myself who are happy to work part time but only recieve minimum wage I would love a two bed flat ,the extra bedroom would give me and other people on low incomes more space . I need an extra bedroom for storage and to enable me to keep my home tidy and organized
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    Created by Vivien Duke Picture
  • Washington Street litter campaign
    The bins are used by non Washington Street residents as one of the only streets in Hanover with communal bins. Fly tipping happens on a daily basis, microwaves, beds, furniture etc and litter is strewn everywhere along the road and streets. Once the bins get full the lids do not close and the seagulls then get in creating more mess. It's unhygienic and the bins are a total eye sore.
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    Created by Emma Smith
  • Continued support for clinically vulnerable and their households
    The government made a decision at the beginning of the lockdown to stop ICU and funeral homes being overwhelmed by asking the most vulnerable to shield themselves from catching the disease, and offering them support to do so. Now that the prevalence of Covid-19 is lower in the UK, it is less likely that people out and about will catch it, so even if those who are considered likely to become seriously ill or die should catch COVID-19, the numbers in ICU or dying will not be so great as to overwhelm the capacity in NHS or funeral homes. The government has therefore Made the decision to say that the vulnerable will no longer be advised to shield themselves from 1/8. This doesn’t mean that these people are no longer at risk if they do catch the disease, just that as fewer people in the population are infectious, they are less likely to come into contact with them and catch the disease. Those who will probably die if they catch the virus will lose government support to continue to shield themselves beyond 1/8, that’s fine if they don’t don’t need government support, so the wealthier will be OK. What about those who could catch the disease when they go back to work (no further government support to stay off work - SSP For shielding to end), what about those who could catch the disease out shopping (if they can’t afford to pay extra for delivery), what about those who could catch the disease at the job centre (unemployed people must attend to continue to receive benefits)? Obviously the government must continue to open the economy so that those who are at little risk can return to something like normal, but this should not be at the expense of the Most vulnerable people - those living with serious medical conditions, who are also very poor! The government should continue to offer financial support to poorer people who are at high risk of dying if they catch the illness, if they and their family decide that they wish to continue to shield until there is a cure or vaccine for COVID-19.
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    Created by Rachel Reeve