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  • Strip Donald Trump of his honorary degree
    UPDATE: We've won the campaign! Robert Gordon University have just announced that they are revoking Donald Trump's honorary degree. They say: "In 2010 Robert Gordon University awarded an honorary DBA to Mr Donald Trump, in recognition of his achievements as an entrepreneur and businessman. In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university. The University has therefore decided to revoke its award of the honorary degree" Click here to email the university to say thank you: https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/donald-trump
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    Created by Suzanne Kelly Picture
  • Save the Windrush Generation - allow them to stay
    17/4/18: We did it! The voices of cross party MPs and the respectful but resolute demands of the Commonwealth Heads of State, together with personal stories in the press, finally all had an impact. The government apology and promised action were resoundingly good if tarred with shameful tardiness. But implementation is all and we should ensure that an independent body takes on the role of monitoring progress, highlighting problems and ensuring a voice for the people directly affected. Only then, will justice be done. Click here for more information: https://home.38degrees.org.uk/2018/04/18/save-the-windrush-generation-petition-hand-in/
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    Created by Christine Trethowan
  • NO WASTE INCINERATOR FOR CAMBRIDGE : PROTECT OUR AIR QUALITY AND HEALTH
    21/09/18 ASTOUNDING RESULT- INCINERATOR THREAT THWARTED BY RESIDENTS as County Council says NO!!! The visually colossal ugly industrial waste incinerator proposed for the fen edge villages of Cambridge was this week stopped by county councillors. The application was refused 7 votes to 1 on grounds of landscape and heritage. Nearly 400 objections (against 3 supporting statements) were received by CCC, while a petition opposing the plans was signed by almost 3000 people and numerous people gave their day to airing their objections to the committee at what was an all day complex hearing meeting. Concerns included the impact on future and existing residents, landscape and impact on a crown jewel of fenland, the ancient heritage asset of Denny Abbey owned by English Heritage which sits next door to the proposed site, and Ely Cathedral (both Crown Jewels of the fens), highway capacity and road safety, noise, air quality, pollution and human health, the environment and whether the facility was needed in a country classified by global waste expert authority EUNOMIA and the EU as being at incineration saturation. We are delighted our voices and residents voices have been heard and we are grateful to the long standing hard work and suport provided by local parish councils who povideded strong objections, Conservative MPs Lucy Frazer and Heidi Allen who kept lsitening to us and formally objected several times, and to Waterbeach Labour, the Green party, CPRE, English Heritage, Cambridge Friends of the Earth who all backed us from the get-go and were relentless with their help. There was 11th hour support and objection from Lib Dem County councillor too. Not withstanding the champion fund raising by Jasmine Seamarks and public donations without we would not have been able to commission the key landscape report that was instrumental in today. Thanks also go out to campaign groups members in Bedford (CAIN), Horsham (NoIFH), Essex (PAIN), Norfolk (KLWIN) and expertise and sheer professional support from campaign group UKWIN (who we should say are working hard with central government to support innovative zero waste strategies). Thank you to all the councillors who voted today to refuse the application and listened to objectors. This was an outdated and inappropriate lump of technology for our city that prides itself on trailblazing innovation, and in the wrong place, squeezed next to an ancient heritage asset and potential new primary schools and new settlement. We are under no illusion that AMEY CESPA could appeal, such is the value of burning 12 counties waste on our door step to them and their share holders. But the decision today is a win for democracy and there were several moments along the way when we questioned whether democracy even existed. If they do then here’s a heads up- we’ll need even more hands on deck and support. Our communities were at a huge disadvantage when opposing such a technically complicated application and in the future access to knowledge and information and understanding the process needs to improve. Combined public information events and public debate meetings should be the preferred forum and less feared- they work well for communities who seek to understand and voice their thoughts. Goes to show if you care it counts! From Fellow concerned residents of CBWi.co.uk
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    Created by Jude Sutton
  • SAVE ST.JOHNS CHURCHYARD FROM DEVELOPMENT
    24/04/15 'St. John's plans were pronounced "Dead in the Water" by church officials at Westminster. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. From the bottom of our hearts for all your wonderful help and support in SAVING ST. JOHNS CHURCHYARD FROM DEVELOPMENT!'
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    Created by Donna Collinson Picture
  • Save Putnoe Walk In Centre in Bedford
    Dear Friends, Have you seen the recent statement from the Bedford Clinical Commissioning Group? 17 September 2018 - Statement on Putnoe Walk in Centre Following consultation with residents, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Partners at Putnoe Medical Centre have agreed a new two year contract to continue to deliver walk in services north of the river. Alan Streets, Accountable Officer of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: "The public consultation showed resoundingly that residents in Bedford want to retain a walk in service in the north of the borough. We have listened and have agreed a new contract, which means that walk in services will continue to be delivered at Putnoe Medical Centre and run in tandem with the new Urgent Treatment Centre on the south wing of Bedford Hospital. We know that this will be welcome news to those who have campaigned to retain services and engage with us around the future of urgent care services in Bedfordshire." While the walk in service will be retained at Putnoe Medical Centre, the new contract will see a change in weekday hours. With the service running from 8am – 2pm Monday – Friday. Weekend hours will remain unchanged, operating from 8am – 5pm. This change in time is as a result of capacity issues at Putnoe Medical Centre, which has recently taken on more than 4,000 patients from recently closed practices. In addition to Putnoe, walk in and pre-bookable appointments will also be available from 11am – 11pm at the Urgent Treatment Centre at Bedford Hospital. Through the Extended Access programme, more than 500 appointments being made available in Bedford each week, and can be booked via NHS 111 and GP surgeries. The new hours for Putnoe walk-in Centre will begin on 1 October 2018. For more information contact bedsccg.communications@nhs.net or 01525 624440 --- This is fantastic news for all of us who have campaigned to keep a walk in centre in the north of Bedford. Thank you for your support these long months while we waited for the BCCG to see sense. Jacqui Liveston
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  • PROTECT NHS CHILDREN'S SERVICES IN BRISTOL & SOUTH GLOS FROM PRIVATISATION
    UPDATE - 12/01/15 - children’s community health services and the inpatient adolescent mental health unit in Bristol have, for now, been saved from privatisation! This is a massive victory for both NHS services in Bristol and the rest of the country. It shows what can be done when service users, staff, members of the public and councillors and MP's work together to hold the public bodies who make decisions about our NHS to account and let them know what we want for our health services.
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    Created by Nathan Williams
  • 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. http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-03-08/coasthopper-bus-service-saved/
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    Created by 765 Action Committee Holt Norfolk Picture
  • SOUTHERN WATER ABSTRACTION OF RIVERS TEST, ITCHEN AND CANDOVER
    15/04/18 We Won! Further to your truly amazing support we've achieved a very positive outcome! The HUGEST thanks from Howard and I - this result would not have happened without you! Jim & Howard. A public inquiry called by the Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove concluded on 27th March with a formal agreement to restrict the amount of water Southern Water is allowed to abstract from the world famous chalk rivers Test and Itchen. The company has not only abandoned its longstanding plans for a £50 million pipeline that could have transferred up to 45 million litres of water a day from the River Test to the Itchen but has also now agreed to tight restrictions on the more limited transfer it had proposed at the start of the inquiry.
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  • DO NOT repeal the fox hunting ban
    We won! David Cameron did not repeal the hunting act during his time as a Prime Minister..
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    Created by Dave Babb Picture
  • Stop the privatisation of the Land Registry.
    UPDATE 07/07/16 The government have scrapped their plans to sell of the Land Registry https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/sep/07/land-registery-sell-off-plan-put-on-hold Read more on the 38 degrees campaign here: https://home.38degrees.org.uk/2016/07/07/land-registry-winning/
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    Created by James Ferguson Picture