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Successful Campaigns
  • Help Murray and others like him: Make medicinal cannabis available on the NHS
    26/07/18 We won!!! Home Secretary Sajid Javid said "cannabis-derived medicinal products" will be available "by the autumn" through the NHS system Announcing the changes, Javid said: “Recent cases involving sick children made it clear to me that our position on cannabis-related medicinal products was not satisfactory.” Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of 38 Degrees members who signed this petition, wrote to Sajid Javid, and pushed the government to make this important change to the law.
    242,103 Signatures
    Created by Karen Gray Picture
  • Protect the rights of vulnerable children and care leavers
    UPDATE: 03/03/17 We Won! The government is set to scrap plans to allow councils to apply for exemptions from social care legislation in the face of continuing opposition: Previously we also won a battle to get this rejected in the Lords. Peers voted 245/213 in favour of dropping these terrible proposals. This petition signed by over 100,000 people was named twice in that debate! Congratulations everyone! Thank you for helping to get rid of this massive threat to children’s rights!
    108,064 Signatures
    Created by Carolyne Willow
  • Please save our dad from execution in Ethiopia
    WE WON! 30/05/18 British citizen Andy Tsege has received a pardon from the Ethiopian Government after almost four years on death row in Ethiopia. Andy has now been released from prison and is now with his family in Ethiopia. After four unbelievably hard years for on death row this is wonderful news for Andy, his partner and their children. The new Ethiopian government should be recognised for what they have done today. “I am so thankful that the pain and anguish my children have had to go through could now soon be coming to an end. Helawit, Yilak and Menabe have spent too long without their father and we are all hoping Andy will be free to come home to us soon.” Yemi Hailemariam, Andy’s partner
    141,472 Signatures
    Created by Yemi Hailemariam
  • Don't sell plants treated with bee-harming pesticides
    Update 16/11/17 We won! Homebase says it intends to end the sale of plants grown that have been treated with neonicotinoid-based pesticides by the end of 2018. They said: "We have been working closely with our suppliers and seeking advice from other stakeholders about the use of neonicotinoids and we have committed to stop using these insecticides on garden plants, as well as removing neonicotinoid-based garden care products from sale by the end of 2018." Read more here:
    136,264 Signatures
    Created by Martin Corbett
  • Repair or rebuild Clyde Bridge in South Lanarkshire
    03/12/18 - Success! Dear Friends, Thank you for signing the petition Repair or rebuild Clyde Bridge in South Lanarkshire. Your input has helped us to successfully persuade South Lanarkshire Council to do a full rebuild of the Clyde Bridge at a cost of around £3m. Hopefully this can be achieved quickly to ease the annoyance of the large diversion in place and prevent our local community from becoming stranded for too long. Thanks for all your help! Pettinain Community Council
    1,136 Signatures
    Created by Ian McLeod
  • 1,265 Signatures
    Created by William Walker
  • Ban combustible building materials now
    01/10/18 - We won! Housing Minister James Brokenshire has just announced a ban on dangerous combustible building materials, like the cladding that was used on Grenfell tower. The government has chosen to put people before profit and you were a part of making that happen, so thank you. So many lives were turned upside down after the Grenfell tragedy. Since then, we’ve been campaigning hard as ‘Grenfell United’ for justice and change, to make sure no families have to go through what we did. Your signature on our petition helped us pile the pressure on the government before the announcement when it really mattered. Here’s what Ahmed Elgwahry, who lost his mother and sister in the fire, had to say: “It is heartbreakingly too late for our families but we’re one step closer to making sure other families across the country can go to bed at night safe in their homes.”
    60,960 Signatures
    Created by Grenfell United
  • No gravel extraction haul road through Fairlop Waters Country Park
    Lunch time on the 22nd November Jenny Chalmers and I had a site meeting with Councillor John Howard one of the Ward Councillors and Councillor Jas Athwal Leader of Redbridge Council, both councillors were very receptive to the Haul Road cause noting the terrible loss of habitat in the Country Park area and the potential effects on protected wildlife. Cllr Athwal stated that he was going to discuss the situation with senior officers of the Council. In the evening we had the deputation booked for the full Council Meeting at Ilford Town Hall six of us took to the Council Chamber floor where Jenny gave the deputation address, fitting in all the main points within the allocated two minutes. A series of question and answers followed from the assembled Councillors when finally Cllr Athwal asked the final question “My question is, if we move the haul road to the area that you suggested, would that meet your requirements?” I replied “It is a compromise, from our perspective that is the least evil route.” Cllr Athwal replied “Done!” There were smiles from the assembled Councillors and jubilation from the supporters that braved the cold night to be in the gallery. So we have done it, people power has won the day for nature conservation. So thank you all for your support I don't think we could of done it without you! The local Recorder newspapers website has coverage if you wish to read more at
    2,387 Signatures
    Created by Chris Gannaway
  • Save St. George's Vicarage, Stockport
    30/1/17 - We Won! As of 17:15pm today, Monday 30th January 2017, the online and hard copy petition signatures to save St. George's Vicarage, Stockport totalled 502 - We just received good news that the architect-developers, Purcell, and their client, the Chester Diocesan Board of Education, have withdrawn their demolition application today (as our petition suggested) before Stockport Council could determine the case. Objections to demolition had been received from Historic England, the Victorian Society and the Ancient Monuments Society, besides, in this petition: 275 concerned Stockport citizens (55% of all petitioners) of whom well over half live near to or regularly pass by the Vicarage site; 47 neighbouring Mancunians; At least nine eminent architectural historians expert in Victorian and Edwardian architecture; 20 prominent architects and conservation officers; Numerous members of the Victorian Society nationwide (from Lerwick in the Shetlands to St. Helier in Jersey; and The Stockport diaspora, including renowned authoress and media star, Baroness Joan Bakewell The Stockport Heritage and Building Preservation Trusts have just asked Stockport Council to intervene now and call a meeting with the architect-developers and the Diocese to discuss appropriate and sufficient enabling development to repair and restore the Vicarage. Or suffer the service of a Repairs Notice to stem the awful longstanding neglect of the listed building.
    554 Signatures
    Created by John Fidler Picture
  • Save the Coasthopper Bus Service
    We won! It's been announced that bus services on the popular Coasthopper route along the North Norfolk Coast will continue to run.
    11,042 Signatures
    Created by 765 Action Committee Holt Norfolk Picture