Petition Tag - acorn

1. Safer children's crossing on Acorn Street

I have contacted Oldham Council several times over the last 3-4 years as I have extreme concerns about the safety of the crossing area on Acorn Street for children walking to/from Hey With Zion and St Edwards Primary School.

I was advised, after over a year of enquiring, that my concerns would be addressed, and that the crossing area would be made safe. To date, only a red patch of tarmac has been added to the crossing area which has done nothing to improve the crossing safety.
Cars still double park either side of the crossing area, which drastically impedes visibility of oncoming traffic from either side, and cars still also speed to excess on this road.

There needs to be clear signage coming up to this point from either direction to indicate “children crossing” and ideally a Zebra crossing, speed humps and 10 mile per hour speed limit approaching this section of road. Parking should also be restricted around this area to improve visibility. The work that has been completed since my first correspondence over 3 years ago is desperately inadequate and I still fear for my, my son’s and all of the other children & parents safety in crossing this road twice daily.

2. Stop Obama's Fishy E-mail Program

President Obama’s White House has started a new email address for their supporters to report any emails, websites or neighbors who opposed their health reform plan. The information will most definitely be used to compile an Obama enemy list. This amounts to the Executive Branch of our Government asking their supporters to report their neighbor’s activities.

President Obama’s request strips all of us of our right to “Free Speech” and further serves to divide the population much the same way as Castro’s Cuba suffered in the early 1960’s when the Committee for Defense of the Revolutions were formed. During the 2008 presidential election then candidate Obama made mention of a well armed civil army. This snitch program as it has been referred to by some, amounts to the beginning of a civil army program. This is socialism at its very “grass roots”.

3. Keep Little Acorn Pre School Open

I would like to start this petition in order to show the Pastor and the Board of this church that this community needs this school and wants this school to stay open for the sake of our children and their education.

For this is the most critical time in development for these youngsters and to throw off all they have learned and have become accustomed to would be disheartening.