• Light up or Lock up
    I am finding it increasingly heart breaking to hear about the amount of attacks and assaults happening in dimly lit or dark areas, mostly community parks. Aside from assaults happening in a persons own home or partners home, Assaults In a park/other open public place comes third. I believe that we could eradicate the risk of these attacks by lighting up these areas and/or locking up. I am aware that both comes with a cost and budget restraints hinder this however, the cost of a life is much more valuable. Not only are many parks not lit up they fail to have basic CCTV in many of the areas, I believe that although this will not stop perpetrators it may deter them or at the very worst supply victims with evidence against the perpetrator The recent heart breaking story of Sabina Nessa, only brings to light the fact that many Parks and recreational areas are goldmines for perpetrators to commit heinous crimes. How is it that in the twenty first century we have so much technology and knowledge however we can not make simple changes to reduce the chance of these type of attacks happening. We apparently live in a "Big Brother" culture, so how is it when these types of crimes happen, mostly around dark parks that little to no CCTV footage is ever found? I am aware that the lighting or locking up of these areas can not fully stop attacks and assaults from happening however surely this action could potentially help to reduce the risk? I do think that it is very poor in this day and age of technology that these assaults are going under the radar.
    39 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Beth wilkins Picture
  • Ban the use of E120/Carmine made from killing millions of beetles in UK foods
    It is completely unnecessary for this dye to be used in food, drinks, chocolates where a more humane alternative is readily available. In regards to RED chocolate shells where this is commonly used, it is probably best to omit said colour, rendering the chocolates vegetarian and also avoid parents/children mistakenly consuming these unwittingly.
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Bhavin Purohit
  • Give private carers an affordable wage!
    Private carers are the backbone of the country where caring is concerned and it is a shame that the government doesn't recognise this.
    1 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Tim Knight
  • An adult EDU in every county
    Too many people are having to travel 100s miles away to access treatment and therefore don’t see their friends/family for months
    15 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Louisa Collins
  • Provide a Zebra Crossing on Monmouth Drive to make it safer to enter Sutton Park by foot
    The Covid Pandemic has served to highlight the crucial role Sutton Park plays in the life of the town, and the benefits of walking, cycling and fresh air to both the physical and mental health of residents. Easier, safer access to our green spaces has become an even more pressing need and safer crossings are key to this. Sutton Coldfield has many elderly residents, young families and those with special needs who would all benefit from safer access to our wonderful park. We are all aware of the need to reduce car travel and increase walking and cycling for reasons of environment, health and improved quality of life. Making it easier to cross this junction will reduce the numbers of cars visiting the park and encourage more people to take up walking and cycling both for pleasure and as a transport option. This dovetails with both Birmingham City Council and our Town Council's commitments to reducing carbon emissions and improving the public realm. Boldmere Gate will be hosting the Commonwealth Games Triathlon next year and this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase Sutton Coldfield to a truly global audience. Much needed improvements to parking and infrastructure around Boldmere Gate have already been agreed and creating a safer pedestrian friendly entrance at this junction would be another critical piece in the jigsaw. Let's Make Sutton Safer, Healthier and Greener.
    298 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Manish Puri
  • Whitchurch skate park redevelopment project
    The current skatepark has become outdated. Its age and condition have made it no longer fit for purpose both in usability and safety. The metal ramps that were once standard practice for local parks are now recognised to be dangerous, in damp conditions they are extremely slippery, and in hot weather, they can burn skin from the heat. The rivets holding the ramps together are beginning to fail exposing sharp edges of the metal sheets. We are suggesting a complete redevelopment of the skatepark area in up-to-date building materials, which will be safer and more enjoyable to skate on, last longer and aid beginners and experts of all active sports.
    351 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Jake A Picture
  • Zero Carbon in the West Midlands
    Human activity - since the start of the industrial revolution in this country, and especially over the last 30 years - is responsible for the accelerating climate change now evident worldwide. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are driving the global temperature rise and they should cease. That is why we need zero carbon policies. The WMCA and local authorities should open their doors to the public, welcoming them to join in with the planning. This would accelerate and enhance a just and green transition.
    208 of 300 Signatures
    Created by COP26 West Midlands Coalition
  • Petition to create Acomb Town Council
    Acomb is a non-parish suburb in York. With a growing population of around 22,215, Acomb is the largest of all areas of the city. However, a plan for a Town Council for Acomb should be actively pursued. With the City of York Council too busy playing playground politics among political parties, refusing to listen to our community and leaving parks and play areas in Acomb to despair; we are campaigning to create Acomb Town Council. The formation of an independent Town Council for Acomb would mean better direct access to government funds and grants. This could benefit the community by being channelled into local projects and would open many opportunities for the area and its residents with a more tangible impact. The status ‘Town Council’ should be used over ‘Parish Council’ due to Acomb having a sizable population and to reflect the range of services that would be available to local residents. Also, there is already an existing Acomb Parish Council in Northumberland. If successful, the newly formed Town Council can provide services around litter, parking, crime prevention, public toilets, community hubs, libraries, parks, and green spaces. We would become York's largest civil parish, leading the way for local voices and local decision making, giving residents more power and a say in how we can shape our community. To do this, we NEED a petition containing the signatures of at least 7.5% of Acomb residents, which is roughly 1,600 people, which I am sure we can achieve! If you are a resident and/or you work in Acomb, please sign the petition and share far and wide so we can create Acomb Town Council.
    5 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Luke Walker Picture
  • Supermarkets Own Label Plastic Packaging
    This is a choice you make to package the majority of your own label products, the government should not have all the responsibility of destroying non recyclable packaging, you as the retailer are responsible for packaging own label products with non recyclable packaging, so you should bare the cost of dealing with your own non recyclable packaging. You have said you are making strides into not using non recyclable plastic packaging, it’s not enough and it’s not timely, so in the meantime, immediately take back your own label non recyclable packaging. This would send a clear message to all other supermarkets in the UK that you are taking responsibility for your actions and lead the way forward in this matter. As you all know, plastic non recyclable plastic packaging is a huge problem and affects the planet we call home. Supermarkets should take immediate responsibility for the materials they use and as such, should accept their own label non recyclable packaging at its stores. Tesco’s have 4000 stores for us to take their own label non recyclable packaging to. Tesco’s are the biggest supermarket in the UK, getting them to act immediately would encourage all other supermarkets to take back their own label non recyclable packaging.
    1 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Andrew Mathison
  • Bank charges for Community and Charity organisiations
    This could escalate to other bank and everyone could be affected in some way or another. We need to stop this as , currently we could just change banks but no purpose in this if all the banks start to charge. This is not affecting bank accounts with large sums of money
    49 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Lorraine Salt-Pulford
  • Protect the rite to protest at Holyrood
    We live in a democracy where those elected into power have to accept the rite to peacefully protest changes that affect us and our children's future
    21 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Gary Kelly
  • Protect vulnerable older people in law by checking and registering private carers
    My 96 year old grandfather, Eric, was financially abused by his private carers. They manipulated him and stole his life-savings - nearly £200,000 from him. Sadly, he passed away shortly after finding out that the people he trusted had robbed him. Most people wouldn’t dream of doing something like this, but in an unregulated part of the care system, without safeguarding measures in place to protect vulnerable elderly people, there are always going to be those who seek to exploit that vulnerability. Let’s do more to protect our vulnerable older people, to recognise the important work of all carers, and to keep these criminals out of the profession. You can find out more about Eric’s story, from the professionals who helped to get him justice and from other agencies here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ytns
    550 of 600 Signatures
    Created by Anna Woodhouse