Petition Tag - closure

1. Save RYDALMERE Public School OOSh

Rydalmere OOSH is a vital part of our school. With both working parents the OOSH is needed to help look after the children, if it closes the school may lose a lot of parents where they have no alternative but to send there children to neighbouring school. The numbers have been growing for the school since the OOSh opened in 2015. It has grown from 93 to 143 with more to come since there is infrastructure being built all around the school.
There is an alternative for the children to go to a neighbouring OOSH but it is not convenient and parents shouldn't put their young Kindergarten children on a bus.
We would love if the OOSH could continue so the school could continue to grow.
Please support our petition and sign and help let the government know we maybe a small school but we deserve the same rights as everyone else.

2. OPPOSE THE CLOSURE OF OUR NATWEST BANK IN WARLINGHAM

We only have 1 bank in Warlingham, where we can conduct businesses and personal bank transactions, such as deposit cheques, seek advice on financial matters, and deposit cash.

There are no other banks within the vicinity of the village where the population demographics are changing with increasing senior citizen population who are less comfortable using e banking.

The population of senior citizens will grow as there is active development of retirement homes in the village. It is proposed by the NATWEST local CEO responsible for the Warlingham branch to close this branch on 28th June 2017. It would be a great blow to the economy of the local businesses, and convenience of banking for the local residents.

3. HSBC: Achubwch Ein Banc | Save Our Bank - Blaenau Ffestiniog, Tywyn & Barmouth

Mae HSBC wedi cyhoeddi eu bwriad i gau canghenau yn Bermo, Tywyn a Blaenau
Ffestiniog erbyn Medi 2016. Bydd hyn yn gadael tref Blaenau Ffestiniog (trydydd tref fwyaf Gwynedd) heb DDIM banc ac yn dilyn penderfyniad NatWest i dynnu eu gwasanaeth o'r trefi yn 2015. Mae'r penderfyniad wedi ei wneud heb unrhyw fath o ymgynghoriad a'r cyhoedd, busnesau a cynrychiolwyr gwleidyddol.
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HSBC have announced their intention to close branches in Barmouth, Tywyn and Blaenau Ffestiniog by September 2016. This would leave Blaenau Ffestiniog (Gwynedd County's third largest town) with NO bank and follows NatWest's withdrawal from the towns in 2015. The decision has been taken without any prior consultation with the public, businesses or political representatives.

4. Save Lightburn

A leaked health board paper has revealed that this important community facility has once again been earmarked for closure due to budget cuts in the NHS.

5. Stop the Closure of the Balranald Court House

The Balranald Interagency Network has received the distressing news that The Balranald Court House facility will be closing.

The New South Wales Courts and Tribunal service has advised the Balranald Shire Council the court and registry will close from January 2016.

Currently the registry, located in the Council office, is open in Balranald each Wednesday and Thursday and court sits one to two days per month. The closure of this facility will force residents, local police Federal and State Government department agencies (such as RMS, Centrelink, National Parks, Waterways, RSPCA just to name a few) and non-government agencies (Mallee Family Care, Intereach, Carers NSW, Homes out West, Vinnies) to utilise other court houses; either in Wentworth, a travel distance of 2.5hours from Balranald or Hay, some 200 kilometres away for Euston residents who are also situated in this sector.

Balranald Shire Council has launched a campaign against the decision, which has the backing of the Deniliquin Local Area Command, Balranald Police station Officers, Council, Aboriginal Legal Service and the community stating that this will be a major disadvantage, not only to Balranald but surrounding townships, the local police and other agencies who all use the facility.

On 13 October 2015, The Balranald Shire Council Mayor and General Manager met with The Hon. Leslie Williams MP – Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Claire Coulton – Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister, Kevin Wilde – Chief of Staff to the Attorney General and Lachlan Crombie – Policy Adviser to the Attorney General raising additional concerns:
• The travel distance to the alternative suggested local court(s)
• There is no public transport to Wentworth or Hay
• The Police, Aboriginal Legal Service and the Magistrate would prefer that the Balranald Court continued to operate
• The Police Local Area Command and the Aboriginal Legal Service raised a number of issues during the consultation process and are yet to receive a response

Council believes the concerns raised by Council, the Police and the Aboriginal Legal Service have not been sufficiently addressed, as information and figures presented to Council from the Attorney General’s department did not correspond with figures from Balranald.

Low socio-economic citizens who don’t have the ability or capacity to accommodate this change and the impacts felt with no public transport or taxi service available puts unnecessary strain on an already vulnerable person.

It will also leave Balranald and Euston Townships exposed with no Police presence for, at minimum, a full day whilst attending Court hearings.

There is nothing positive that will come out of closing the Balranald Court House, rather more issues, problems and disadvantages and we can’t stand back and let this occur.

Balranald Interagency Network has created this petition to stop the closure of the Balranald Court House and ask that you sign it in agreement.

6. Keep Our Precious Small School Open - Save Ysgol Y Clogau

Ysgol Y Clogau is a small school in rural Snowdonia, in the North of Wales. It’s size is both a product of the small community it serves, and in turn it has become a warm, creative environment where young children emerge inspired and well nurtured into their wider world.

This special place has faced over 10 years of potential closure in a so-called ‘Reorganisation’ of Schools in the Gwynedd Area. It has vehemently opposed closure from the start, and it has now been served a Notice of Closure. As Governors, we have requested answers to questions before and during the consultation process without receiving any concrete answers.

We do not feel that we, the children, the parents or the community have been heard.

This School has consistently proved to be an outstanding place of education and would be a profound loss to both the pupils, their families and the Community of Bontddu. Small schools in rural North Wales are particularly compatible to their environment. Ysgol Y Clogau has found a niche in the education system, through the talent and dedication of it's staff. A school that, by virtue of it’s size and expertise can also cater for those children who may be more sensitive or feel overwhelmed by larger environments. It has developed a learning environment loved by it’s pupils of all capability, including those with ‘Special Needs’.

Schools such as Ysgol Y Clogau keep small rural communities and indeed the Welsh language and culture alive in the hearts of emerging young people.
We have until the 25th March to lodge an Appeal to the Head of Education, Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon.We will also be sending a copy to the Minister for Education & Skills in Wales. By signing this petition you can help support not only the high quality of children’s education at this school but also help to provide an opportunity in the future for the choice of a small school in a particularly beautiful part of Wales, the Mawddach Estuary.

Please extend your help to our children, and the community they share.

7. GMIT GOC 1

July 11th 2014 was a dark day for GMIT with the closure of our college gym. For the past 14 years GMIT SU Gym has provided an oasis of health, fitness and wellness for students and staff at GMIT.

Our unique gym provided training facilities and professional support for over 400 continuous members annually, creating a support network that spanned age, gender, weight, ability, race, colour and creed.

GMIT Gym On Campus – 1 Gym for 1 college, for ALL!

8. Helena School Board Petition

Executive Summary

By signing the attached letter, you are joining other Helena-area residents in formally requesting that the Helena School Board of Trustees conduct more thorough analysis of educational and facility needs in the District, and to work with members of the community to develop a range of reasonable alternatives for consideration.

Through this letter, we are requesting that the Board prepare a comprehensive long-range plan to include a complete listing of deficiencies, planned improvements and a schedule for phased implementation. The analysis in this plan would specifically include:

• A complete, side-by-side comparison of alternatives for closures, consolidations, expansions and new construction for each K-12 facility in the District.
• A realistic forecast of cost savings/increases associated with each alternative.
• A detailed analysis of academic performance in our existing “4-3” schools (Four Georgians and Rossiter).
• A detailed accounting of the cumulative social, economic and environmental impacts of each alternative.

Our collective goal is to provide an outstanding learning environment for the children of our community, to preserve and enhance the character of our community, and to do so in a socially and financially sound manner.

9. Save NE Lincolnshire Youth Centres from Closure

Cleethorpes MP, Martin Vickers, has launched a parliamentary petition in the fight to save youth centres in North East Lincolnshire.

Six youth centres across North East Lincolnshire, including two in the Cleethorpes Constituency, are facing closure due to a decision by the Labour-controlled council.

Those facing closure include: Western Young People's Centre; Nunsthorpe Young People's Centre; Trin Young People's Centre; Clee Young People's Centre; Whitgift Young People's Centre; and Immingham Young People's Centre.

10. Stop the proposed closure of Oakwell CCSC Service

Oakwell CCSC is a residential unit for older people affected by dementia. We offer varied types of care to suit the needs of every individual.

We support vulnerable people to be the best they can in a safe and caring envirment. If these consultations are to happen by DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL the vulnerable people in our care will not be able to access what they need i.e. basic care nowhere to hoist or change and THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

WHAT ABOUT THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS?

11. Save our libraries

Wrexham Council is proposing to close libraries in Gresford, Brymbo and one of three in Cefn Mawr, Rhosllannerchrugog or Ruabon.

Two of those libraries under threat have been recently refurbished at a cost of hundreds of thousands. It is mindless, a reminder of why we need libraries to educate future generations of the follies of the past.

12. Save Bispham High School

Parents are being given the option to save the government from spending £10m needlessly on a new school with inferior facilities.

A public consultation has begun on proposals to merge Bispham and Collegiate High Schools, creating one sponsored academy.

The council bosses have said that if the merger is backed, there will be a choice between the existing Bispham buildings or a new multi-million pound building at the Collegiate site (a modular building which is only set to place 900 pupils). If the new building was given the go ahead, the existing performing arts facilities, affiliations to The Royal Ballet and the only performing arts college in Blackpool will be lost.

Bispham High School is part of the community and would decimate the area and local businesses if it was to close. The amount of children and teachers at Bispham High School add to the economy.

13. Stop the Imminent Closure of Communities House Cyberzone

Communities House has been open for the past 10 years, helping those to learn basic skills in Maths, English and IT, and helping those with job opportunities and with social interactions.

The photography group has worked on 4 projects, which has been to the communities benefit, through the existence of the Cyberzone.

Without this essential resource, part of the social structure of Brition Ferry (and the surrounding areas) is at risk of further deprivation.

The Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council currently manage the Communities First Programme in Briton Ferry, which is funded by the Welsh Government.

14. Keep Field Lane Children's Centre OPEN!

Recently there has been talks about closing my daughter's local nursery Field Lane Children's Centre, this is not only a nursery but also a Sure Start Centre which provides help and support for everyone in the community.

My daughter Lucy is blind and has been attending Field Lane Children's Centre, and is now leaving to start her new school in September without the help and support of Field Lane Nursery I truly believe she wouldn't be ready.

As far as I am concerned Sure Start Centres are an integral part of the community , and should be kept open being a parent is a tough job and the support that they give helps immensely....

15. Keep Burlington Junior School Swimming Pool open

Burlington Junior School has made the decision to close the swimming pool and replace it with extra classrooms needed for pastoral care.

Swimming is an important part of the national curriculum and the closure of this pool will mean children effectively miss out on this convenient and enjoyable lesson, having to travel to another town to take their lessons, and the time restraints on this will ultimately mean less lessons if any.

Given the geographical location of Bridlington, learning to swim is vital for our children, and we believe this pool should not be closed under any circumstances.

16. Do not close Chirton Primary School

Our school is currently in the consultation process with parents, staff, and the local village community to assess the views of all in the event of school closure.

17. Save Our Smelter

I work at Rio Tinto Alcan, Lynemouth Smelter, in the North East of England. It is currently undergoing a 90 day consultation period with a distinct possibility of closure. The unions involved are pulling together a petition to present to the Government early in the New Year.

This area has been blighted for many years and this closure would be the final nail in the coffin for not only the employees but the communities too.

I'm organising this on line petition with the full support of my union the GMB and hopefully the results will be presented at Parliament in conjunction with the written petitions that are already up and running.

18. Save Bayside Community Childcare

The Bayside City Council has announced it will close its only community-based childcare centres in Hampton and Sandringham.

This decision was made by the Council without consulting with staff, families or the Bayside community.

These not for profit centres have provided an essential service to Bayside families for over 30 years, and their closure will force 160 families to find alternative care. Private centres have already indicated they will not be able to respond to the overwhelming demand for places.

Disabled and at risk children have not been considered. The centres currently provide priority access for these children and a high standard of care not available elsewhere.

35 employees will lose their jobs – many have worked in the centres for 10 years or more.

The Council has not offered any alternative options for families requiring childcare.

Please sign this petition to show your support in our attempts to prevent the closure of these two much loved and needed facilities.

If you would like to join our mailing list and stay updated, please email us at saveourcentres@gmail.com

Thank you.

19. ACTON BATHS CLOSURE PETITION

Friends, fellow council tax payers and gym users
Did you know?

The council is planning to close this facility as early as the 4th of December 2011?

BUT:

•They have not published or responded to the results of the latest (July 2011) public consultation

•They have no final approved plans for the much lauded regeneration project

•They have no confirmed funding in place

•They have not applied for planning permission

•They have not found alternative facilities for some of the clubs and user groups (as promised) that have served the community for years!

If they are allowed to close this facility – YOUR FACILITY – without any of these commitments in place, we face the very real prospect of an abandoned and derelict building in the heart of our community and the absence of any pool or gym facilities in Acton for the foreseeable future.

20. Save St. Philips School

In the news 29/06/11, it has been revealed that a school which successfully brings life management and judicial skills to kids with behavioural problems, putting them on the right track, is to be CLOSED!

21. Save Goodwood Primary School

This action will ensure Goodwood and the surrounding community continues to evolve into a strong, stable and socially engaged region.

Goodwood should have an active voice in the future of our State by sustaining and building on the community’s strong values and pride by not centralising this educational service and not disengaging and fragmenting our community.

22. Against the Amalgamation of Woodburn and Queen Street Nurseries

Woodburn Day Nursery is situated in Falkirk, approximately 2 miles from the Town Centre. The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 5.30pm 52 weeks per year, excluding public holidays and staff developments days.

The nursery is registered for 36 pre-school children and it is part of the Education Service. The nursery provides full and part-time places to children aged 2-5 years. A range of services are available including pre-school and extended day care provision. All staff employed are qualified in childcare and we have weekly input from a pre-school teacher to advise on aspects of the curriculum.

The nursery is situated in its own grounds and has safely enclosed outdoor play areas which have been professionally equipped with a range of fixtures to promote children's physical development.

We are a group of mothers opposing the amalgamation of Woodburn and Queen Street Nursery. We believe that this action will be detrimental to our community, When asked local residents refer to Woodburn as the Hub of the community. This proposal goes against all aspects of social inclusion, with little or no regard to the specific accessibility needs of the familys using the Nursery. This nursery has benefited in some cases, generations of families and wants to continue to do so. There is and will always be a public want and demand for this nursery.

The staff at Woodburn are exemplary and really go that extra mile for all children in their care. This move has been passed but with out the consideration or proper consultation of us as residents in the area. Please show your support in any way you can!!

23. Childline - HELP!

Please see the following links that show and support our cause-

http://www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Boards/Pages/Thread.aspx?threadid=41c01272-f863-48ef-b317-d10627c885d0&boardid=4da26ea7-0a8d-4fe5-8151-4fc8405b6b4d

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Charity-s-hotline-pledge-despite-closure-plans/article-3556749-detail/article.html

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/ChildLIne-closure-deal/article-3547274-detail/article.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13345468

24. Save Philosophy at Greenwich [Philosophers]

The situation:

The School of Humanities management announced on March 23rd that recruitment to the Philosophy BA as been stopped, with immediate effect, and that all places on this degree already offered to students for the coming year are to be rescinded. They have further recommended to the University Academic Planning Committee that the Philosophy BA be closed down. No objective argument was presented for this halt in recruitment and closure. A request was made for the relevant documentation to the Head of School and vice chancellor, but no response has been received. On March 29th, the HOS and DVC confirmed the planned closure in a school meeting, citing financial reasons. The evidence cited was insufficient, including both partial out-of-date statistics.

What is needed:

A full and rigorous review of the information pertaining to this decision in a process that involves the subject specialists and takes into account all relevant data.

Why this is needed:

The Philosophy degree at the University of Greenwich has been running successfully for over 20 years. The staff are committed to providing the highest level of teaching and the programme received excellent reports at its last validation. Recruitment to the programme tripled last year, and applications for the coming year are higher still.

The University is well known for it’s championing of widening participation, and its high intake of BME students. Many of these students are unable to move away from home in order to study, and Greenwich is one of the very few institutions left in the South East offering Philosophy to students whose achievement is likely to be less than straight A’s.

Philosophy has an essential place in any University worthy of the name.

25. Save Philosophy at Greenwich

The situation:

The School of Humanities management announced on March 23rd that recruitment to the Philosophy BA as been stopped, with immediate effect, and that all places on this degree already offered to students for the coming year are to be rescinded. They have further recommended to the University Academic Planning Committee that the Philosophy BA be closed down. No objective argument was presented for this halt in recruitment and closure. A request was made for the relevant documentation to the Head of School and vice chancellor, but no response has been received. On March 29th, the HOS and DVC confirmed the planned closure in a school meeting, citing financial reasons. The evidence cited was insufficient, including both partial out-of-date statistics.

What is needed:

A full and rigorous review of the information pertaining to this decision in a process that involves the subject specialists and takes into account all relevant data.

Why this is needed:

The Philosophy degree at the University of Greenwich has been running successfully for over 20 years. The staff are committed to providing the highest level of teaching and the programme received excellent reports at its last validation. Recruitment to the programme tripled last year, and applications for the coming year are higher still.

The University is well known for it’s championing of widening participation, and its high intake of BME students. Many of these students are unable to move away from home in order to study, and Greenwich is one of the very few institutions left in the South East offering Philosophy to students whose achievement is likely to be less than straight A’s.

Philosophy has an essential place in any University worthy of the name.

UPDATE [April 19th]. The Philosophy team met with School management (including the Head of School, Prof. Joanne Finkelstein) on April 8th. The main reasons cited for the decision to close the BA were low recruitment and poor returns from past students reporting their employment status. The team argued against the former, as recruitment leapt last year from 15 to 40 single hons students. The issue of role of employment statistics was also discussed. At the end of the meeting management reiterated it's position and decision.

26. Save Cambridgeshire Libraries

This petition has been set up by community representatives of libraries across Cambridgeshire. We aim to present it to Cambridgeshire County Council to demonstrate the strength of local support for libraries.

We will also be making a paper version of the petition available for people to sign who do not have access to the internet. Please provide your full name, postal address and e-mail. These are required by the Council otherwise they will not accept the petition.

Please only sign this petition if you are a local person i.e. someone who lives, owns a business or works in Cambridgeshire, or who attends a school or college in Cambridgeshire at the time the petition is submitted.

27. Stop the closure of the Bath Road Public Toilets

Cheltenham Borough Council have taken upon themselves without consultation with residents, shoppers or traders to close the public toilets in the Bath Road shoppers car park.

This will leave a blossoming trading area without public toilet facilities, especially in regard to disabled access, thus driving many shoppers to alternative shopping areas and endangering business to the Bath Road.

28. Save Maryon Wilson Park

I wish to make students at my school aware of a campaign to keep an important park near me open.

Budget cuts are threatening the liberty of the park and i am concerned about this.

29. Save Watford Met Line Station!

As part of the current proposal for the Metropolitan Line Extension (formerly Croxley Rail Link ), the Metropolitan Line Station at Watford would CLOSE. Closing it would be a disaster for many local families. The plan is still being considered by government for funding. Please act NOW to Save Watford Met Line Station by signing this petition.

Watford Met station is incredibly well used - 1.85 million entry/exits a year (2015 figures) - not only by the thousands of residents of the Cassiobury estate (including the section to the north of the park - just stand in the park yourself one rush hour evening and see just how many commuters walk and cycle across it every day to and from the Met station) but also by many in West Watford (for whom it would still be nearer than the proposed new station), hundreds of schoolchildren attending Watford Boys Grammar and many travelling out of Watford to Rickmansworth School and beyond.

Undoubtedly there is a need for better public transport links in West Watford. However why not simply re-open the disused branch line to the old Croxley station from Watford Junction (possibly connecting to St Alban's Abbey Line as suggested by others)? In this way passengers from West Watford could at least take advantage of faster Midland Line services to London & Midlands rather than sitting on the slow Met Line services to Baker St & beyond. This would save on a substantial element of the proposed construction cost and could run as a shuttle - perhaps even driverless like the DLR?

If you can spare 5 minutes please answer these 10 questions to help us better understand how the closure of Watford Met station will affect you. Survey results will be provided to those leaving contact details.

Please act NOW to Save Watford Met Line Station by signing this petition.

30. Save Church Farmhouse Museum

This beautiful old house, which had its 350th anniversary this year, has been a local museum and exhibition centre since 1955.

It has thousands of visitors every year and puts on exhibitions that involve local groups, individuals and most importantly the many different cultures and communities in Barnet.

It is also an important educational resource widely used by schools in the Borough.