Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Reverse the decision to exclude animal sentience from the EU withdrawal bill
    12/12/17 - We Won! Great news! Michael Gove, the Environment Minister has drafted a new law to specifically recognise animal sentience. The result of our campaign is fantastic news, this will keep standards of animal welfare, at the high levels we have come to expect, from a nation with a reputation for compassion and care. I am grateful to the Government for listening to us, and I think we should all be very proud of this achievement. - Dave Babb - Petition Starter Sky news say: "Mr Gove has been forced to act after social media campaigns by 38 Degrees, Compassion in World Farming and other groups targeted Conservative MPs, calling on them to reverse their vote against recognising animal sentience." The bill proposes ministers "must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing Government policy". Unveiling his plans after visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Mr Gove claimed: "As we leave the EU we will deliver a Green Brexit, not only maintaining but enhancing animal welfare standards...Animals are sentient beings who feel pain and suffering, so we are writing that principle into law and ensuring that we protect their welfare." Thank you so much to everyone who signed and shared the petition! Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/government-draft-tougher-animal-cruelty-laws-after-sentience-row-11167159
    364,334 Signatures
    Created by Dave Babb
  • Marvin Rees: deliver your promise to ban glyphosate in Bristol
    WE DID IT! Thanks to your support, Bristol City Council has agreed to our proposal for a Task Force to lead on the phase-out of glyphosate in our city. During the council debate, which was triggered by your petition signatures, Councillors voted unanimously in favour of a motion to stop using the controversial chemical in Bristol’s public spaces. The new Task Force will see the Council working with land managers across the city to plan a phase-out of glyphosate, and the transition to safer methods of weed control. We’ll be supporting the Council in this work, as well as keeping a close eye on the small print – so watch this space! Read the text of speeches, statements and the motion on our website: http://www.pesticidesafebristol.org/news/ Watch the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=k2BlzQdYyfc. (Watch from 30m for Bee The Change Project statement on how glyphosate impacts pollinators, and from 1hr11m for main petition debate) Spread the good news by sharing our Facebook posts: www.facebook.com/PesticideSafeBristolAlliance With thanks for your support, The Pesticide Safe Bristol Alliance team
    3,886 Signatures
    Created by Emma Rose
  • Stop Suffragette statue being removed from Parliament
    Just a few days after we handed in our huge petition to Westminster Council, the planning application to move the statue was withdrawn! Sir Niel Thorne, the former MP behind the bid to move the staue of Emmiline Pankhurst from its historic home said: “we realised considerable pressure was being put on Westminster City Council, who’d find it more difficult to approve moving the statue.” Thanks to our pressure, Emmeline Pankhurst will remain by Paliament - thank you! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/16/emmeline-pankhurst-statue-will-remain-near-parliament-plan-move/
    181,619 Signatures
    Created by Jacquie Hawkins
  • Rename Colston Hall by December
    UPDATE 26/04/17 We won! We're delighted to announce that Colston Hall will be renamed by 2020! Thank you for all of your support. PEOPLE POWER WORKS! BBC reported: "Louise Mitchell, chief executive of Bristol Music Trust, said it was "an entirely moral decision" to change the name of the venue. Edward Colston, who lived in Bristol, invested in a slave trade company for 11 years and was an active slave trader. Ms Mitchell added it was the "right thing to do" for the "artists, public and diversity of staff" Press coverage: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/colston-hall-renamed-2020-relaunch-36108 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-bristol-39705023
    2,298 Signatures
    Created by Katie Finnegan-Clarke
  • 330,125 Signatures
    Created by Lucy M
  • DON'T ABOLISH ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE
    UPDATE! We won the campaign! Communities Secretary Sajid Javid slipped out an announcement backing down on the plans at at the Local Government Association (LGA) councillors' forum on 19 January 2017 You can read his full speech here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/supporting-local-government Specifically this bit “Today I can confirm that the localisation of Attendance Allowance is no longer being considered as part of the business rates reforms. I’ll be announcing further details on business rates reforms shortly. But I can tell you now that Attendance Allowance will not be included.” This is fantastic news, and thank you so much to everyone that signed the petition and emailed the minister to help put pressure on him. It looks as though Attendance Allowance is safe for now!
    133,004 Signatures
    Created by denise fellows
  • STOP MOORSIDE: "Biggest Nuclear Development in Europe"
    11/11/18 THANKS TO ALL who have campaigned to raise the alarm about the diabolic plan for 3 reactors on green fields near to Sellafield. The Guardian and other press have reported that: ““Toshiba recognises that the economically rational decision is to withdraw from the UK nuclear power plant construction project, and has resolved to take steps to wind-up NuGen,” Toshiba statement. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/08/toshiba-uk-nuclear-power-plant-project-nu-gen-cumbria ‘NuGen’ is saying it is pulling out of Cumbria and the inference is that is with immediate effect as Toshiba looks to divest completely from nuclear activity. That is brilliant! BUT Toshiba should be made to clear up its mess.
    12,781 Signatures
    Created by Marianne Birkby
  • Give everyone in safe houses the right to vote.
    7/09/16 - We Won! The government has announced today that it will make it easier for people to register to vote anonymously. This is a fantastic victory for the thousands of people involved in this campaign. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/sep/07/registering-to-vote-anonymously-to-be-made-easier
    22,442 Signatures
    Created by Mehala Osborne
  • No to New Parking Restrictions for Residents/local Businesses by Tower Hamlets Council
    30/01/18 - We Won! As a result of your support, I am pleased to report that, at least for now, the Council has decided not to proceed with the changes in the zone(s) specified. This result shows petitions work - not always - but it can make a difference. Together we can aspire for and achieve positive change and a fair society. I will keep an eye on any further development and keep you posted.
    5,364 Signatures
    Created by Maium Miah Together We Can Picture
  • Save the Number 27 bus
    We won! Following huge opposition to the withdrawal of the number 27 bus, Stagecoach has decided to keep the bus running! http://nxbus.co.uk/routes/west-midlands/B027/?timetable[day]=&
    3,373 Signatures
    Created by Nicky Brennan