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To: MPs and House of Lords

Allow Recreational Naturism as an exclusion in ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING BILL

Remove restrictions proposed to be enabled on peacable Recreational Naturism in the ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, CRIME AND POLICING BILL.

The bill provides powers for local authorities to designate and set restrictions in public places on any pursuit including long established peaceable Recreational Naturism and healthgiving exercise naked inluding recreation by foot and cycle in rivers and in public swimming pools and on open land such as beaches, National Parks, public access forestry or parkland and open areas with a public right to roam eg via Public footpaths, Bridleways and Green Lanes.

The provisions of the Bill enable local restrictions on deemed anti soial behaviour and penalties to be applied to Naturists and Naturist Club sites and walking clubs even on private land that in the event of complaint of anti-social activity may be deemed visible from a Public designated space.

Many amendments are needed to detail clauses of Designated Areas in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill. A Clause is required to be added defining Recreational Naturism as an Exclusion so that those seeking to enforce the Law do not unreasonably class the peaceable behaviour of Naturists and exerise naked that are healthgiving and otherwise reasonable and do not seek to cause offence to others but may be caught and criminalised by the provisions of the Bill.

Why is this important?

The Restrictions proposed in the Bill are a major restriction on civil liberty and potentially affect many thousands of Naturists and others who casually exercise naked. This petition seeks to prevent Designation of Areas and Injuntions by Local Authorities to prevent claimed nuisance and annoyance by Recreational Naturism. The powers might enable Criminalising the activities of Recreational Naturists and fines for Naturists deemed thus causing an offence by being visible naked in designated areas including Private Land also public places that are now increasingly popular for use for healthgiving Naturist recreation.


Reasons for signing

  • "anti-social behaviour" is often in the eye of the beholder!
  • One of the people signing this petition has already summed up the most disturbing element of this insidious Bill by saying it should be stopped before it becomes 'AVAILABLE TO BE ABUSED BY INDIVIDUALS IN AUTHORITY PURSUING PERSONAL AGENDAS'. Civil liberty and oppression by authority is being curtailed at an alarrning rate and the issue of naturism highlights this very clearly.
  • I'm feeling as though as a lifelong naturist we are being harassed and discriminated unfairly and most likely illegally. This must stop!

Updates

2013-10-21 09:39:14 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-09-04 16:29:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-09-04 07:18:53 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-08-25 11:42:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-08-18 15:24:38 +0100

10 signatures reached