Petition Tag - footpath

1. Save the Warren Farm Footpath to Trumper's Way

There is a frequently used public footpath running across the public open space known as Warren Farm School Sports Centre which has its main entrance in Windmill Lane, Southall UB2 4NE.

The footpath runs from the main entrance to Warren Farm School Sports Centre in Windmill Lane, Southall UB2 4NE, along the tarmacked road and then south-eastwards across Warren Farm to join the public footpath at the corner of Trumper’s Way at the far south-eastern corner of Warren Farm.

Using the level crossing over the Brentford Branch railway line, this accesses the Trumper’s Way/Waterside Industrial Estate and, over the Trumper’s Bridge, the residential area at the end of St Margaret’s Road, or on up Trumper’s Way into Hanwell.

At the south-east corner of Warren Farm the footpath also joins established paths running south-west to join Windmill Lane at the far south-west corner of Warren Farm, or across the level crossing leading north-north-west up towards Jubilee Meadow and lock 97 at Green Lane where that path crosses over the Grand Union Canal and into Hanwell via Green Lane joining the towpath/Capital Ring.

Please see the map.

The footpath is marked in red with the end points marked with red and green pins.

This footpath is regularly used by many people:
• from their homes in Windmill Lane, Wolsey Close, Norwood Green and Southall to their places of work at Waterside Trading Centre, Hanwell and Ealing
• to access the Grand Union Canal for leisure and exercise walks
• to get to the Hanwell Carnival or Brentford Festival
• to get from Norwood Green to The Fox pub in Green Lane, Hanwell
• to get to the Health Centres in Hanwell
• the shopping centres of Hanwell or Ealing
• From Hanwell people use the footpath as part of a circular exercise walk to Osterley Park
• to access The Plough Inn on Tentelow Lane
• Children from Hanwell also use the path to access the horse riding stables next to Warren Farm
• To attend Church at St Thomas’ Church on Boston Road
• To attend Church at St Mellitus’ Church on Uxbridge Road, Hanwell
• To attend Church at St Mary’s Church, Norwood Green

The footpath has been used for a minimum of 35 years and by many families for much longer than this.

According to the 'Highways Act 1980' this footpath must be dedicated for public use because it has been freely used by the public for more than 20 years.

2. No to construction of a footpath along the length of Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill

The Hills Shire Council as part of its Draft Hills Shire Plan 2013/14, has proposed the construction of a footpath along the length of Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill.

3. Longstone Road, Moneydarragh Primary School Road Safety Petition

For a number of years now local residents, concerned parents and local & national elected officials have been requesting DRD NI/Roads Service take action and make safe a short stretch of the Longstone Road in Annalong Co.Down leading to Moneydarragh Primary School.

Having recently returned to the the area where I grew up I was delighted to be sending my son the the local primary school I attended 30 years ago. The school is a mere 3-4 mins walk from our new home along a scenic country road but there is no footpath to allow safe travel and we are forced to walk on the actual road surface where cars pass at speed with a speed limit in place of 60Mph!

I approached the local District office for Roads Service NI and requested they trim and maintain the road side verges and bushes therein to at least allow pedestrians to use the amble space available to make the short journey to the school safely AND to allow approaching traffic a full unobstructed view of the road in both directions for both their own safety and the pedestrians.

To date Roads Service NI have refused to carry out this simple task and having lobbied several members of the local department responsible as well as local elected council members, NI Assembly members and even MP Roads Service still to date have refused to carry out the work requested. Other factors that need to be addressed beyond the simple upkeep of this short stretch of road are the urgent requirement for a footpath and speed restrictions and traffic calming measures to ensure the maximum possible safety of all road users be they pedestrians or drivers.

With this in mind please sign this petition - we have yet another site meeting with roads service scheduled of May 17th 2013 and I want to present them with this petition to pressure them into taking immediate action.

4. Coastline Cycleway

There is fantastic potential for a 20-mile seafront cycleway from Folkestone Harbour to Dungeness, a high grade recreational facility for visitors and residents alike that will boost health, tourism, transportation and the Shepway economy.

Like the safe and scenic coastal cycleways of North Kent and Nord Pas de Calais, a dedicated cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness would put Shepway back on the tourist map - a destination attraction for cyclists, be they long distance riders or a family with bikes on a day-trip from London.

The Folkestone-Dungeness Cycleway is the ambition of Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. The campaign for its realisation is headed by Cycle Shepway, the pressure group for better cycling that must lobby, cajole and propel our authorities into coordinated action.

This petition will be presented to Shepway District Council, Kent County Council, the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence and other interested parties such as town and parish councils.

5. Light Our Lanes!

Following a brutal attack of an elderly citizen (which made front page news locally), and other incidents in which people have felt scared and intimidated..people are now very anxious about the safety of themselves and others whilst using a footpath.

This 2290ft footpath is situated in a wooded area between two housing estates, and ends at a main road near a primary school, which also leads to local amenities.

Other than two lights at the top of the lane there are none other, and no other measures have been taken to ensure public safety within this area.

6. Russell Island Footpath from Jetty to Sandy Beach

As it stands currently, Russell Island only has a small section of footpath that covers only a couple of Km's of our wonderful Island. Many people are left unable to use all the wonderful spaces our Island has to offer because the road edges are dangerous and inaccessible to many.

Mothers with prams suffer, those with less abled bodies are also unable to reach our only sand beach, and children are unable to ride their bike or walk to school due to lack of footpaths or smooth road edging. Those without cars are hindered by the lack of footpath so therefore have no choice but to use the local cab to get from place to place, putting a large dent in their weekly budgets.

7. Let cyclists ride on footpaths in NSW

In NSW only cyclists under the age of 12 are permitted to ride on footpaths, as well as supervising cyclists of all ages. However both the ACT and Queesland allow all cyclists to ride on footpaths.

Recent years has seen a big increase in the number of people cycling in Australia. New cyclists can lack the confidence to share the road with cars.

NSW has a limited and disjointed network of cycleways and bike paths. Cyclists are often forced to join busy roads after the end of a cycleway.

Congestion cuases many roads to be filled with cars that are at a stand still for long periods.

These situations and many others require the legal use of the footpath as a safe alternative for cyclists at all times.

If permitted access to footpaths, cyclsists should always be respectful of pedestrians, animals and all other footpath users. They should ride at an appropriate speed, keep to the left, and warn pedestrians of their presence as needed.

8. Remove XXX Footpath Signage

XXX World is placing signage on the footpath on the corner of Sydneyham & Pittwater Rds Brookvale. The signage stating XXX World Now Open has an arrow that points directly to Marvic House.

XXX World is not located within Marvic House.