• Visanne made available on the NHS for endometriosis
    Many woman suffer from the crippling pain caused by endometriosis on a daily basis in UK, it is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows on the outside effecting the Ovaries, Fallopian tubes and tissue in the pelvis. Many lead restricted lifestyles and cannot enjoy the freedom many of us take for granted, some are forced to give up their jobs completely as they struggle with day to day life. 1 in 10 woman between the age of 15 and 49 are diagnosed with the condition which causes a paralysing pain in the legs, back and abdominal area. Many go through multiple surgeries to attempt to stop the pain which in many cases it is futile.
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  • Save St Neots (HDC) Customer Service Centre
    Many residents of St Neots will have no easy access to local benefits, council tax and housing queries. Without a local District Council Office anyone who has no transport, has mobility difficulties, no access to the internet or simple can’t afford the bus fare to Huntingdon will be unable to contact the District Council in a timely and convenient manner. Huntingdon District Council have in the past said they will keep the office open. Now they have reneged on their decision. Please sign to let them know how important this facility is to the town
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  • Make liposuction available for Lipoedema on the NHS
    Most women can't afford to go private for this treatment it is a necessity for their mobility.
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  • Sonny’s spot
    Sonny died suddenly on 21st October 2018 in a motorbike crash on Christchurch road Epsom. He was only 16. The council are not letting his family have any memorial for him at the lamppost where he passed away even though there are many in the area for other people who have tragically been taken the same way. We just want to be able to show we love him and that we will never forget him.
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  • Bottle and Can Return Policy
    This is essential to remove all bottles and cans from the environment. It would mark the UK as a world leader in environmental protection, encouraging other countries to follow suit. Vulnerable ecosystems (e.g. 3rd world water supplies, the Pacific) would be protected.
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  • Reduce Scotlands Plastic Use
    This is important because this could possibly help save the planet, we should all do our bit to help out including scotland.
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  • Restrict the sale of unguarded sticky fly traps
    Sticky traps for flies are widely available in the UK and cost less than 25p. Promoted as safe alternatives to pesticides, they pose a severe hazard to bats, as well as other wildlife, which can become trapped in the glue. Each bat, which is highly protected under UK and EU law, dies a slow, painful death from dehydration, starvation and exhaustion. Often many animals are caught, as each responds to the distress call of another. My experience of trying to release a dying animal is widely shared by others working with bats in the UK. Most sticky traps carry no warning of the hazard posed. Even where warnings are given, these are unlikely to be sufficiently effective on their own since many casualties occur in locations where bats were not previously known (e.g., stables, lofts and greenhouses). It is a cruel irony that natures own insect controllers are currently being killed by fly traps. This problem can be solved by restricting the general sale of sticky traps to devices encased in a guard.
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  • Protect our right to be European.
    I believe that any Brexit, deal or no deal, will affect my right to carry a passport which carries the words European Union on the cover and title page. I believe that the Prime Minister’s actions and intentions will reduce my human rights as they exist under the UK’s membership of the European Union.
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  • Save Siblyback Lakes Watersports & Camping
    After at least 40 years history of watersports activities and camping at Siblyback Lake SE Cornwall, SW Lakes Trust (who manage South West Water's Lakes for conservation and leisure purposes) announced they would be banning all watersports activities and camping. Many families and others have great memories of learning to sail, windsurf and kayak as well as holidaying over weekends and in the summer holidays. We would love future families to be able to form their memories of the same. There has been no consultation with users just an outright closure of these facilities. We would like to open an urgent dialogue with SW Lakes Trust to discuss options available to reopen these facilities. At the moment there is no dialogue available from SW Lakes Trust.
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  • Save 53 rescued pigs from a death sentence
    These pigs were rescued from a life of abuse on a Pembroke farm where through neglect they turned to cannibalism to survive... Because of this they are now classed as " unfit for human consumption " and have been sentenced to death. Please sign this petition if you feel that this decision is unjust and that you think these pigs deserve the right to live out their lives in a sanctuary..they are the victims and surely deserve our care and compassion.
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  • Ultrasound all newborns hips
    My daughter is 17months old and was diagnosed with DDH (developmental dysplasia of the hip) at 16months old, this was missed from her newborn checks, she has just had to have an operation on her hip called a closed reduction and is currently in a spica cast. She may have to have further surgery. So many children and adults are diagnosed late and have to go though the pain of surgury and the frustration of being stuck in a cast, this could be avoided!! In European countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland all newborns undergo an ultrasound with in the first 5weeks and treatment if needed . They have a significantly lower number of late diagnosis. Why isn't this happening in the UK! Cost that's why. But if you weigh up the cost of treatment earlier on and the cost of surgery later in life you can gaurentee what's going to be cheaper. Change is what we needed!!!
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  • Declare a Climate Emergency
    FULL TEXT OF MOTION - DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY 1. Humans have already caused irreversible climate change and ecological devastation. The impacts of which are being felt around the world. Global temperatures have already increased by 1.1 degree Celsius from pre-industrial levels. Atmospheric CO2 levels are above 400 parts per million (ppm). This far exceeds the 350 ppm deemed to be a safe level for humanity and all the other species that we co-exist with and depend on; 2. In order to reduce the chance of runaway global warming and limit the effects of climate breakdown, and ecocide, it is imperative that we as a species reduce our CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions from their current 6.5 tonnes per person per year to 1 tonne as soon as possible, and live within the resource means of our planet; 3. Individuals cannot be expected to make this reduction on their own. Society needs to change its laws, taxation, infrastructure, etc., to make low carbon and sustainable living easier and the new norm. 4. Carbon emissions arise from both production and consumption of resources. 5. The Highland Council has already shown foresight and leadership when it comes to addressing the issue of climate change, through the development of the Carbon CLEVER initiative as well as by setting bold emissions reductions targets through its carbon management plan. 6. Unfortunately, our current plans and actions are not enough. The world is on track to overshoot the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit before 2030. 7. The IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in 2018, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared to a 1.5°C rise, and told us that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities. 8. Councils around the world are responding by declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ and committing resources to address this emergency. The Highland Council believes that: 1. All governments (national, regional and local) have a duty to limit the negative impacts of climate breakdown and the unsustainable abuse of our ecosystems, and local governments that recognise this should not wait for their national governments to change their policies. It is important for the residents and businesses of Highland and the UK that cities and regions commit to carbon neutrality as quickly as possible. 2. Cities are uniquely placed to lead the world in reducing carbon emissions, as they are in many ways easier to decarbonise than rural areas – for example because of their capacity for heat networks and mass transit. Inverness should aspire to be an exemplar in this respect, but the rural areas of the Highlands can also lead the way, building on work many communities have already undertaken; 3. The consequences of global temperature rising above 1.5°C are so severe that preventing this from happening must be humanity’s number one priority; and, 4. Bold climate action can deliver economic benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings and market opportunities (as well as improved well-being for people worldwide). The Highland Council resolves to: 1. Declare a ‘Climate & Ecological Emergency’; 2. Re-commit to make the Highlands carbon neutral by 2025, taking into account both production and consumption emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3); 3. Call on the Scottish Government to provide the powers and resources to make the 2025 target possible; 4. Work with other Councils to determine and implement best practice methods to limit global warming to less than 1.5°C and to consume global resources at a rate that can be sustained ; 5. Continue to work with partners across the city and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies and plans; 6. Report to Full Council within six months with the actions the Council will take to address this emergency.
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