Petition Tag - hackney

1. Don't sack teachers; Don't close courses: Stop the cuts at Hackney Community College

A massive cut n funding to Hackney Community College threatens 55 jobs and courses including all of the existing art classes, all the access to university courses, travel and tourism, many skilled construction courses and many more.

We are not prepared to see education for adults and for young people in one of the most deprived areas devastated. Our area, which last year saw the riots, needs investment and opportunity, not cuts and closures.

Please sign the petition and join our protests.
http://www.facebook.com/SaveOurCommunityCollege

2. Wilmer Place: Holding Sainsbury’s and Newmark Properties to Account

Proposals to develop Wilmer Place in Stoke Newington, Hackney, include a 24,000 square foot retail store.

Concerns about the development have been raised repeatedly over the past few months and remain unanswered, including the impact on: traffic; road safety; the Stoke Newington Conservation Area; biodiversity; and the provision of affordable housing.

This petition is calling on Newmark Properties and Sainsbury’s to attend a public meeting in Stoke Newington to discuss the proposals with local residents and that both companies commit to attending such a meeting before any planning application is submitted.

3. Improve Hackney’s Controlled Parking Zone policies

Introduction:

We, the undersigned, petition Hackney Council to change Controlled Parking Zones policies throughout Hackney to benefit local business and residents.

4. Make the Clapton Tram Depot an Arts Trust

After 3 years of objections (over 1,000 to the current one) to over-dense re-development applications, the time has come to decide the ideal use for the Old Tram Depot in Clapton.

We believe it's screaming out to become an arts and crafts based trust, with studios, galleries and workshops, some open to the public. Resident & visiting artists artists can hold classes.

It is obviously ideally suited to the purpose as virtually all of the residents are in the arts or allied fields.

5. Bylaw to require dogs on leads on public paths in Hackney

We believe that all Hackney residents should be able to walk on public streets without fear of being intimidated by dogs off lead, and are concerned by the number of pets being injured or killed by such dogs.

We recognise that dogs need exercise and that therefore any bylaw requiring them to be on lead should not apply to parks or open spaces.

6. Save the Tram Depot Workshops, 38-40 Upper Clapton Rd

THIS PETITION IS NOW CLOSED!!!
THE DEVELOPER HAS PUT IN A NEW APPLICATION

TO OPPOSE THE NEW APPLICATION PLEASE GOT TO

NEW PETITION

PLEASE SIGN BEFORE
JAN 31ST 2011

THANKYOU!!!!

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NEWS UPDATE: July 16, 2010

Although the planning sub-committee has approved the application 4:3 it is not the end of the story. Well over 1,200 objections have been sent in by letter, email, written petitions and this petition.
We are continuing to fight this badly flawed decision and still need your support so please do sign the petition if you haven't already done so.

NEWS UPDATE!! TODAY, 29TH JUNE 2010

London's only fully intact Horse Drawn Tram Depot site is about to be signed away unless people come out in numbers to support our campaign to save it at the
Hackney Planning Sub-committee's meeting at
6.30pm
TODAY!! Tuesday 29 JUNE.

MEET 5.45-6pm IN FRONT OF HACKNEY TOWN HALL

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NEWS UPDATE!! APRIL 2010
STILL NO DECISION BY HACKNEY PLANNING DEPT.!!

There is now a discussion about how to make the Tram Depot into an Arts Trust/Centre

see:


TramDepotArtsTrust

Please sign the NEW petition:

TramDepotArtsTrust_Petition

The proposal includes the new Trust retaining those businesses that are arts allied, and that the Arts Council may look upon a guaranteed income from renting out other units to small industry (ie. to the other current residents) as a good thing.


STOP PRESS - PLEASE ALSO SIGN THE NEW PETITION
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/area-action-plan-for-clapton.html

We are asking everyone and their friends, to help us fight against a planning proposal that is threatening to destroy a real Hackney gem, shut many active small businesses and result in about 100 workers losing their jobs.

**DEADLINE EXTENDED**

PLEASE KEEP SIGNING
THE APPLICATION WILL POSSIBLY GO TO COMMITTEE - EARLIEST WOULD BE AFTER MARCH 10TH - OBJECTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THE COUNCIL UP UNTIL THEN


PLEASE CIRCULATE TO YOUR FRIENDS


Hackney council will be looking to pass a planning application for the Tram Depot site at 38-40 Upper Clapton Road. Originally the Tram Depot was built for the horse drawn trams, with the tram engineering works housed below the upper storey stabling. Now this historic site, one of the last in Clapton, is home to many thriving small businesses including furniture makers, fabric suppliers, artists, various car services, an ever expanding foam factory and Clapton's only two galleries, the Tram Depot and Vulpes Vulpes. The application proposes the destruction of the site to be replaced by ‘same as everywhere else’ flats with a much reduced area for office and light commercial usage but no guarantee of occupancy. This will destroy the thriving site and ruin the livelihoods of over 100 people and effect the wider area with severe pressure on already stretched local services. Furthermore, the plan's inclusion of the ubiquitous 'local store' to be run by one of the big players will ruin local shopkeepers.

Please help us by opposing this application we have until 14th January 2010 to object to the demolition of the historic Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road!

Here is how you can get involved:

You have three ways to voice your opposition to Application 2009/2490, and don’t forget to state ‘If the application goes to committee I would like to be advised of the date.’

1) Most effective opposition:

To email your opposition to the Planning Officer Ian Bailey directly

Ian.Bailey@Hackney.gov.uk

an objection letter has been prepared for you to cut and paste:

http://tramdepot.wikispot.org/Front_Page

Remember to put you name and address or your objection won't count.

2) The quickest opposition:

Sign this petition and send it to everyone you know! We need as many signatures as possible for our voice to be heard!

Please fill in your address so your signature counts fully as an objection.

3) To object directly to the Planning Dept. go here [remember to tick the box saying you OPPOSE the planning application!]:

http://idox.hackney.gov.uk/WAM/createComment.do;jsessionid=1280E4A609053F723AC399579922E846?action=CreateApplicationComment&applicationType=PLANNING&appNumber=2009/2490

To view the plan go here :

http://idox.hackney.gov.uk/WAM/showCaseFile.do?action=show&appType=Planning&appNumber=2009/2490

7. Stop the closure of the William Patten Daycare

- The creche has been around for over 25 years
- It raised it's own money to pay for the building itself
- It's a non-profit making organisation
- It's part of the Stoke Newington community which is still an actual 'community'
- Quality childcare and after school care
- Over 50 children will be affected
- 6 staff jobs will be lost
- No other similar alternatives in the area - it's unique

8. Hackney Council Pension Fund to divest from arms companies

Hackney Council Pension Fund holds more than eleven million pounds worth of shares in arms companies, including approximately £5.25 million in BAe systems, the arms company which has been under investigation for charges of corruption in half a dozen countries.

Hackney boasts a proud history of celebrating diversity yet its investments support companies whose business fuels conflict in areas that Hackney residents have fled. How can this be defended?

Hackney should set standards that the rest of London can follow by divesting from this killing trade and putting the money into ethical investments.

9. Road safety at Holmleigh School

We are parents of children attending Holmleigh Primary school who are veryly
concern about the situation with traffic during mornings and afternoons at the
school entrances, in both Dunsmere and Holmleigh road.

The particular concerns are:

* Parents/carers stopping or parking to drop off children in what is clearly
marked no stopping zone.

* Cars reversing to turn in the gate area where small children are trying to
cross.

* The continued lack of a Road Crossing patrol person in Holmleigh road
Many of us have witnessed several near hit incidents involving cars and school
pupils.

10. Stop the Extension of 53b Carysfort Road

August 8, 2006

Hackney council has asked local residents for their opinion on the development and extension of a derelict warehouse at 53b Carysfort Road.

11. Defend Abney Park

May 27, 2005

Abney Park Garden Cemetery is a 32-acre historic park and nature reserve in Hackney, north London - one of Britain's poorest inner-city boroughs. Over the years it has become dense woodland, and is a unique place of retreat from the pressures of urban life. It is a national as well as a local treasure.

It is the heart of a Conservation Area, and the Council has policies to protect it from noise and disturbance. It is on the point of violating those policies by approving a school which will create noise and disturbance within a few feet of one of the most sensitive areas - the quiet corner where, in the 18th century, Dr. Isaac Watts retired to write his famous hymns.

A local community association, which is sponsoring this petition, welcomes a school in principle, but wants its scale and design to respect the setting and comply with planning policies.

Your signature will go to Hackney's head planning officer.

Our website (see above) will give you a fuller picture of what is at stake.