• Improve Clarendon Park playground
    The playground on Clarendon Park Road has long been neglected. The city council has acknowledged that the surfacing is unsafe and that much of the equipment is no longer appropriate. The local community have been told they must raise ninety thousand pounds to fund these essential works and that the city council will not provide any funding towards this work. We would like the city council to fund the resurfacing and replacement of outdated equipment. Many families have little or no private gardens. The playground provides valuable opportunity for the community to meet and for children to play safely together.
    243 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Bronwen Barradell
  • We need fair tax to tackle the cost of living crisis
    We’re in a cost of living crisis. Across the country, millions of families can’t keep up with their bills as energy, food, fuel and other everyday costs soar. From pensioners to children, too many are being plunged into poverty as a result. Many people are left with the choice between heating their homes or feeding their families. This is a scandal. The government has to act. The pandemic showed that politicians can choose to support people when times are tough. The enormous profits of energy giants, like BP and Shell, shows that the money is there to be used to help people through this crisis. Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak must provide more direct help to people struggling to pay their bills. They should pay for this by levying a windfall tax on the bumper profits of the energy giants. This should be part of a broader package to make the tax system fairer by cracking down on tax dodging, closing tax loopholes and ensuring the wealthy pay their fair share.
    88,463 of 100,000 Signatures
    Created by Robert Palmer Picture
  • Standing up to Gentrification housing inequality
    This petition is of great importance, as it will look deeply into certain problems which have derived from affordability issues within housing policy and gentrification surrounding the housing market. The petition focuses upon the issues gentrification brings to lower income communities and aims to form a new way of going about affordable housing policy. The revision of the 106 agreement as well as gentrification activism are at the heart of this petition in attempts to fight of issues with national policy and greedy developers!
    12 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Jack Callaghan
  • Demand an inquiry into the Tory failure to act on reports of child abuse by Imran Ahmad Khan
    We need an independent investigation to determine that the Tory Party are changing their procedures so that this can never happen again
    68 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Sammy Woodhouse
  • Coercive Control to be considered in Divorce Financials ie FDR
    Women are the predominant victims of coercive control, affecting 1.6million in 2019. These figures have greatly increased in 2022. Coercive control is often a hidden abuse, where there involves a lot of gaslighting, lies, behind the scene manipulating and sabotage. The damaging element is that it takes a long time to know what is going on, and also it affects every part of the victim's life and also it is hard to be believed. Often a victim is very isolated and having to suffer on their own. This has far reaching and permanent damage. Coercive control is a crime but it is hard for a victim to bring that perpetrator to court for the crime. Equally the courts are not arresting many perpetrators of coercive control. So again the victim is in a trap. If the perpetrator is not going to be arrested then surely they should have some punishment for their crime and that would be in the form of a fine or compensation to the victim.
    61 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Laura Scotland
  • Tell the government to bring in legislation to make Heat Networks fair
    In 2018, a CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) investigation found that many people in homes on a heat network are facing higher prices and have less protection over the service they receive. The government promised to bring in new regulation to oversee heat networks and ensure heat network customers get the same rights and protections other energy customers receive - but there's no sign of it yet. This legislation is needed urgently, especially with today's energy price crisis. Heat networks are a way of heating a block of flats or even a neighbourhood using a single central boiler, with pipes leading into each home to supply heating and hot water. There are 14,000 such networks in the UK, providing heating to about 450,000 people. However, currently there's no regulator overseeing heat networks, so customers don't have the rights and protections standard gas and electricity customers receive. Also, you can't compare and switch supplier if you're unhappy with the service or price. And with providers usually contracted to supply a site for 25 years or more, there's little incentive to offer a deal that's right for customers. As the cost of living crisis deepens, it's vital the government acts quickly and keeps to its promise to regulate heat networks and give customers the rights and protections they need!
    18 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Christina Upton
  • Stop renter evictions during the cost of living crisis!
    My name is Emma. I was evicted using a “no fault” Section 21 eviction along with my seven year old son, because my landlady decided she wanted me out of her property. I was only given only 2 months’ notice to pack up my life and find a new home for me and my son. It was impossible – so I was made homeless by my landlady’s decision. The ‘reason’ for us being evicted? She wanted a friend to move into the property – completely disregarding the fact that this was our home, the stability my son needed and my own poor health. Now, we’re living in temporary social housing. It’s unsuitable for my needs and those of my son but, with rents rising through the roof during this cost of living crisis, it’s impossible for me to find an affordable home in the private rental sector. I don’t want anyone else to experience what we’ve experienced. But this cost of living crisis means more and more renters are being kicked out of their homes as their bills and rents soar. Right now, landlords can raise the rent by hundreds of pounds per month, and the tenant has little option but to accept it. If the tenant tries to negotiate, the landlord can serve a Section 21 which can’t be challenged. If the tenant can’t pay the rent and gets into two months’ arrears or more, the landlord can serve a Section 8 notice which, again, can’t be challenged. This is why I reached out to Generation Rent to start this campaign. The government needs to act now to tackle the cost of living crisis and protect renters who are being forced to choose between staying on top of rent and putting food on the table. To choose between living and merely existing. Only if the government freezes rents and stops these types of evictions will millions of renters finally begin to get some sense of security during this cost of living crisis.
    11,334 of 15,000 Signatures
    Created by Emma Johnson
  • Paint red lines outside schools for the safety of children
    When there are parked vehicles outside schools drivers do not have a clear view of children crossing. You often get children coming out and dashing across the road, like if there is an ice-cream van on the other side. By having red lines and stopping vehicles from parking directly outside you would be able to see children and people more clearly, making it safer.
    3 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Simon Barnshaw
  • Make school uniforms optional in Scottish Schools
    This is important because children and teenagers are already struggling with anxiety due to the pandemic, personal issues and school. School should be a safe place, where they should feel comfortable to express themselves and generally be comfortable. It should not be a place they fear going are stress too much over.
    7 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Eilidh MacDonald
  • Affordable Housing for all in the South West
    Key workers are struggling to live near where they work, damaging communities. Communities are falling apart as properties are left vacant in winter months. People's mental health is heavily impacted as they struggle to manage financially
    3 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Robert Palmer
    The Housing Crisis isn't something that's new, if anything its getting worse. We need your help to be able to pressure the people in power to provide for us and our needs.
    4 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ellie-Mae Shelton
    6 years of licensed activities without complaint has proven we offer a popular locally distinctive leisure facility which boosts the local rural economy and conserves a heritage landmark to a high standard. It has also shown the site is safe, helps meet the social needs of existing residents and will support the social integration of new residents from the >3000 NEW houses approved since 2020 - within 5 miles of us but without any new social infrastructure. Leisure use since 2016 has rescued the barn and setting from redundancy and by NYE 2022 we will have welcomed nearly 25,000 guests to Coggeshall from all over the world! PUBLIC leisure activities include LIVE MUSIC, LIVE COMEDY, CIRCUS SKILLS etc and takes place between PRIVATE weddings, milestone parties and corporate events. Stock Street offers unique and varied social facilities to all age groups in an area seeing rapid expansion in communities. Reusing our site for leisure is seen locally as entirely positive. Our role is recognised in Coggeshall Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2021, supported by Coggeshall and Bradwell Parish Councils, both Coggeshall District Councillors, local residents and brings many visitors to Coggeshall and Braintree District – BUT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY BRAINTREE DISTRICT COUNCIL. Stock Street is the target of heavy-handed tactics designed to deal with planning offenders where harm is reported by local residents, Parish Councils and District councillors. We have never received any complaints from anybody including Highways. Multiple efforts to address concerns and secure planning approval have been prevented; our valid 2020 application 20/00009/FUL was declined public consultation and our reasonable request to submit a new application in April 2022 was denied by a Council press release on 26 April announcing the start of Enforcement Action. The Council press release has badly damaged our business. During the Appeal we aim to show that D2 Leisure activity is a betterment of the site from heritage, public benefit and safer highway access perspectives when compared with the current B8 storage and distribution use (or any other use).
    2,647 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Michael Staines