Petition Tag - dudley

1. Improving Our Street

Wolverhampton Street is a much-used road into and away from Dudley town centre. It's generally looked 'tired' and scruffy for several years.

Two large plots at the junction of Wolverhampton Street and School Street are in a particularly distressing state. Despite repeated discussion with the Council, these large areas have deteriorated further; one has huge amounts of rubbish strewn across it. The other plot includes an increasingly-dilapidated building whose roof is crumbling.

Vegetation encroaches on public footpaths from both plots. A very rough public path past one plot has had holes down into the plot - a danger particularly to toddlers.

People effected by the ugliness of these plots incłude:

* local parents and children on the way to Jessons School
* pedestrians making their way into/out of Dudley town centre
* thousands of vehicle drivers and passengers each day

2. Demolish Dudley Hippodrome

Dudley Hippodrome was a live venue between 1938 and 1974 and closed as a bingo hall in 2009. Once the UK's most modern variety theatre.

Local hipsters, in search of a false sense of nostalgia are trying to save an eyesore of a building on the gateway to Dudley.

The building is past its best, their business plan is plucked out of thin air - at best, but they insist on filling the pages of the local paper with their constant drivel.

The Demolish Dudley Hippodrome Group are the nemesis of the Save the Dudley Hippodrome group, our intention is for the building to demolished as soon as possible.

3. James B. Dudley Park - Exercise and Dog Park

This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to the Mayor, City Council, Community Service and Park Officials of the City of Wilmington, NC. It's goal is to support the construction of an enclosed, off-leash dog park (to include a small exercise area for community residents) at 924 N. 6th St., a centralized, convenient location for the Brooklyn/Northside neighborhood.

This park would be a designated area where residents and their well-behaved canines can socialize and exercise in a clean, safe environment. We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who will be willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions. This park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project.

The success of dog parks all over the country demonstrates that they can thrive and enrich a community. Property values near dog parks increase and sometimes significantly. Parks increase the livability of a neighborhood and provide for a better sense of community. The more parks a city has, and the more variety of parks a city has, the higher its property values tend to be. Moreover, research shows a great reduction in crime in neighborhoods with dog parks.

Therefore, we are asking the City of Wilmington to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:

- There is not a current public dog park in our area to accommodate safe, off-leash dog activities.

-Having such a park located on the 924 N. 6th St. City owned and currently abandoned lot would promote better use of this land and deter crime through higher foot-traffic.

- This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

- Many dog owners do not have a yard where their dogs can spend time outside.

- Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

Please, help us create a dedicated space that allows our residents to exercise their canines and themselves, at the same time being a benefit to the community as a whole!

4. Allow another colour for private hire drivers

A row about rules which mean Dudley borough private hire cars must be painted white came to a head at a meeting of the authority's taxi's committee last month.

Councillors threw out an application for a relaxation of the rules from the Dudley Private Hire and Taxi Association, who argue white has become a popular colour for car buyers which has increased demand and pushed up prices.

The Dudley Private Hire and Taxi Association, which has around 600 members, says white cars can cost up to £2,000 more than similar vehicles in other colours.

5. Give More Attention To T.U.F.F. Puppy

In lieu of Recent news with regard to the postponement of the premieres of the new episodes of T.U.F.F. Puppy, we have decided to appeal to you, the production team of Nickelodeon Studios Inc. to give ear to our appeals and our pleas with regards to the said show.

1. The recent announcement of the postponement of the premiering of the episodes "Dog House" and "Time Waits for No Mutt" has sparked tension within the fan-base of this show. Though we may not be fully knowledgable about what may have caused such action to have been taken, we wish to express and convey our concern regarding this matter. The said show has experienced a very slow release of episodes during these past months; this also has happened in the past year during the summer. In good faith, we appeal for a more rapid and consistent release of episodes.

2. The show in question has been reputed as a hometowned show by many of its critics. Contrary to these erroneous claims, It has also been proven that the said show has done magnificently in an international standard and in other foreign sectors of Nickelodeon Inc. Ratings, based on independent sources in Nick Asia, with regard to the show, have been doing exceptionally well and has been patronized by many viewers.

3. Reasonable doubt has been cast in regard to such claims of the show having very dismal standings. Contradictory to claims of abysmal ratings during its early days. You, yourselves, have claimed early success to the show citing it has risen rapidly to "#2 in the network" in a brief time. According to some sources T.U.F.F. Puppy, in the last couple Saturdays of October in 2010 was among the top-rated animated shows. The reason for this was its time-slot, then it was 10 AM Eastern Time. No network can expect high ratings if a show is aired only in the early mourning, so here we beg of you to give T.U.F.F. Puppy a more accessible time-slot for its viewers.

6. Save the Valley Road Youth Club

Valley Road Youth Club enables young disabled people, including individuals with autism and cerebral palsy, in the West Midlands to develop social skills and experience fun and challenging activities. Dudley council has announced its intention to reduce funding for the youth club which could potentially result in its closure.

The move has proved highly distressing to the young people whom the youth club serves and it is hoped that this petition will bring Dudley council to reconsider its proposal. One young man with the autistic spectrum condition Asperger’s Syndrome has been a member of Valley Road for the past eight years and it is a fundamental aspect of his social life. The experience of disability can be an isolating one, but membership of Valley Road Youth Club eases this.

By its very nature, autism can leave those affected by it unable to interact effectively, but Valley Road equips these people with the social skills they need to thrive. The members of Valley Road Youth Club need your support; without it, the club might have no alternative but to close. Thank you.

7. Save Broadfield House Glass Museum

On the 5th January 2009 the staff of Broadfield House were told that Dudley Council is proposing to close Broadfield House Glass Museum and move its collections and research resources to The Red House Cone site, as from March 2010.

At present the Red House Cone has neither enough exhibition space, nor adequate lecture space. The proposed move to the Red House Cone would result in the museum's research materials, library and collections being hidden away from public view. Consequently the owners of the loan collections (which include the Friends of Broadfield House) may well want their glass to be returned. Furthermore, there is already a large amount of glass in store at Broadfield House (and at Himley Hall) which is not displayed!

It would be a major loss for glass researchers, makers, enthusiasts and collectors if the important resources of Broadfield House were to be made unavailable. As one of the “major” glass attractions bringing visitors to Stourbridge, it would also be a loss to Dudley Council. The museum's repository of major glass collections, especially of 20th century glass from the Stourbridge area, is also of significant international importance.

In view of the above, The Glass Association is campaigning to stop this move unless and until the Red House Cone site is fully able to exhibit (as a minimum) the collections that are currently displayed at Broadfield. The Red House Cone must also be able to provide adequate facilities to house Broadfield House’s research materials. Both the collections and the research materials need to be readily accessible and ideally new lecture facilities should also be created.

The Friends of Broadfield House, The Glass Association and The Glass Circle would fully support the move if it were to improve and enhance the Broadfield Museum experience. However, it has been said that the only way Dudley Council can save money is to close Broadfield House down completely and either box up the collection for posterity, or sell it! If this were to happen the Council would be guilty of losing a huge piece of the area's glass heritage.

8. Bring Back Cradley Speedway

Cradley Speedway was founded in 1947 and raced at Dudley Wood Stadium for almost 50 years, until the site was sold for housing development in 1995.

The club won League Championships, World Individual Titles and other domestic trophies as the most successful and best supported professional sports club in the borough.

After more than ten years away from the track and constant campaigning by supporters, we have now reached the culmination of a concerted effort to bring the club back to competitive existence. For this we simply require the support of the local council, Dudley MBC.

Please sign the petition, completing all the required fields, to show your support for the return of Cradley Speedway.

Please note. We do require your name for signatures to be valid. Your email and street address are also required, but they WILL NOT be displayed publicly.

9. Plea to Free Innocent 3 year old Naomi

Naomi's story.

Is a child born in Australia in a Detention Centre an Australian Citizen? If not, what is she? Does she have any rights?

Naomi Leong spent her third birthday on 5 May 2005 in detention. She spent her second and her first there as well. She was born there. This poor innocent has been held in this cruel situation all her small life.

While technically having been born and now growing up in Australia, she has been denied freedom and any semblance of a normal life, by the Australian Department of Immigration. No toyshops, no icecream, no playgroup.

Naomi's mother Virginia Leong, was 2 months pregnant when she was detained for trying to leave Australia without proper documentation.

Virginia entered Australia on a valid visa, but had overstayed a mere two months. She was whisked into the Villawood Detention Centre and there she has stayed since. Her home country has not stepped in to question her detaining, her host country has not bothered to resolve it. Three years have passed. How many more to follow?

Dr Michael Dudley, a child psychiatrist at the Sydney Children's Hospital said of Naomi in an interview on PM on ABC Radio National; "She's in a very anxious and distressed state. She's banging her head against the wall, she's gazing into the distance at times, she's mute, unresponsive, listless." (5 May, 2005)

In November 2004, Detainee advocates tried to insist that Naomi be allowed out to mix with other kids at a nearby child care playgroup for two hours each week. The child care group has said it would welcome her. The request was rejected.

"We really needed her to be in an environment where she actually had some chance to grow and develop normally," Dr Dudley said.

Virginia has another child, a six-year-old-boy, who is an Australian citizen. His father was previously married to Virginia, but he refuses to allow the boy to visit his biological mother and sister "in jail."
Has Virginia anybody who can help her? If not is she there to stay permanently?

Naomi is not alone in this plight. She is but one of 69 children being held in Immigration Detention Centres across Australia, the innocent victims in their parents' attempt to get a better life for their children than they had for themselves.

The system of mandatory, non-reviewable detention for everyone (no exception for babies and children) is a system introduced in Australia in 1992. Detaining children like this is contrary to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which Australia agreed to abide by in 1990.

It is the intention of this petition to free little Naomi, and to help prevent this treatment of all these other innocent children who through no fault of their own are destined to a more existence. To be held in Detention Centres for something they are not responsible for, is cruelty without comprehension.

This should not be happening in Australia. Join us in protesting to the government to give these poor children something to live for.

For more information on child immigration detainees in Australia please visit
www.chilout.org

ABC's story - 'Just another birthday behind Razor Wire' tells the sad story of little Naomi . Find it at http://abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/S1360970.htm then come straight back and sign the petition.

We want 20 million signatures - equivalent to the population of Australia - insisting that Government recognise that Australia is a country of caring people -and a country where we don't ruin the lives of children!

10. CBS - show Reruns of the tv show "Dudley"

This petition will be sent to CBS to show Reruns of the tv show "Dudley".

We, the undersigned, want CBS to show Reruns of the tv show "Dudley".