Petition Tag - kensington

1. Kensington Girls Day

We believe that we should have a day to honor the women of Kensington, for their strong upbringings and dedication to Kensington.

Nearly twelve generations have made their homes in Kensington and in spite of local wars, revolutions and upheavals, a community with a continuing proud heritage lives on.

And if not for the Kensington Girls, we would not be here today, so we would like to have at least one day in their honor. Anthony Palmer would be proud.

2. Keep The Kensington

Never before has Newcastle seen a venue like The Kensington, a high-end establishment where Novocastrians can at last, socialise in style. But never before has there been so much unnecessary controversy surrounding the opening of a venue such as this.

The question that needs to be answered is: WHY? Why is there such negativity surrounding this venue, that sets the highest standard of entertainment venue in Newcastle?

Why has there been fear tactics implemented onto a venue that hasn't even had a chance to prove itself, nor encountered any negative events on its premises?
And most importantly, why are the bureaucrats and politicians dictating to the people of Newcastle that they cannot have what is rightfully theirs? And why are they stopping the opening of a venue that will provide a safe and controlled environment for people to socialise?

The people of Newcastle NEED a new place to meet their friends and socialise, that is clear. Newcastle needs to grow in its culture and needs a venue to create change to the limited offering that is currently available to young people of Newcastle. The support has been overwhelming along the way, and now it is your opportunity to help us harness this in the fight to KEEP THE KENSINGTON.

By signing this petition, your voice will be heard, we need 10,000 legitimate names of supporters to make this count, and we need it now! Once we have reached our goal of 10,000 names we will send our petition straight to Barry O'Farrell and his Government to prove that the people of Newcastle can have a voice, and that it counts.

3. Kensington Factory Petition

On Tuesday morning, June 20th, a 7-alarm fire consumed an abandoned warehouse in our Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia. The Simple Way Community Center at 3200 Potter Street was destroyed as well as at least eight of our neighbors' homes.

Over 100 people were evacuated from their homes, and 400 families are currently without power. Despite this developing tragedy, we are incredibly thankful to share that all of our community members and every one of our neighbors is safely out of harm's way.

This fire will forever change the fabric of our community. Eight families are currently homeless, and in many cases have lost their vehicles as well as their homes. One of our neighbors, the Mahaias Family, lost their three cars as well as the equipment one family member uses for her massage therapy business. Teenager Brian Mahaias is devastated not because he has lost his belongings, but because he fears that this fire will force him to move away from this neighborhood that is his family as well as his home.

The Simple Way has lost a community center that was home to two of our community members, as well as our Yes! And... afterschool program, community arts center, and Cottage Printworks t-shirt micro-business.

Yet, we are thankful that we are able to help each other during this time of need, and are forming a neighborhood coalition to work toward rebuilding amidst this disaster. A primary focus of discussion in the neighborhood has been the dreams that we have for the block where the abandoned warehouse had loomed for over a decade.

We desire that this rare open space be given to the community and restored into a recreational green space. Transforming this once desolate space is an opportunity to bring healing in a neighborhood much in need of hope and new life.

We need much support that we may together claim the right to a better quality of life.

4. Petition for dirt jumps in the City of Burnside area

In the city of Burnside area, there are no BMX/ mountain bike facilities what so ever. Many illegal jumps are built on private property, but are quickly knocked down.

The closest public BMX track to this area is the The Kurrangga BMX Track, which is located approximately 7 km from Kensington Park, on Pultney Street and Unley Road. To get to the Kurrangga BMX Track, riders, from the age of about six and up, have to cross major roads, which do not always have pedestrian crossings. Some of these major roads are, Glynburn road, Port Rush Road, Fullarton Road and Glen Osmond Road. If a BMX track is not built in Kensington Park, it will not be long before a young cyclist will be killed on the roads on their way to the Kurrangga BMX track.

The following is a list of riders who live in, not far from the city of Burnside or who would use the BMX facility on a regular basis if the Burnside City council was to build a BMX track.