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1. Let's Enact Law A.B. 485 New York

In the State of California, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act (Assembly Bill 485). This landmark law requires that all dogs, cats and rabbits sold in pet stores in the state of California must now come directly from shelters and nonprofit rescues, instead of breeders or notoriously cruel puppy mills, making it illegal for any of those animals sold to would-be pet owners to come from anywhere but a rescue or shelter.

The law has two primary goals. One is to cut down on financial support of large-scale breeding facilities, some of which keep animals in deplorable conditions. Those so-called “puppy mills” (though they also exist for other species) often supply pet stores. The Humane Society of the United States notes that responsible breeders who care about their animals want to make sure they go to good homes, meaning they typically won’t sell them through a store that wouldn’t allow them to meet potential owners.

Secondly, the law aims to promote the adoption of homeless pets. The ASPCA estimates that 1.5 million companion animals were euthanized in shelters across the country last year. Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) said in a statement that in California alone, taxpayers spend more than $250 million each year “to house and euthanize animals” in shelters.

It is my sincere hope that other lawmakers will recognize the importance of this bill and follow the lead of Governor Jerry Brown. We need to enact this landmark bill state-wide.

2. It's time to...get AMPed !

It's time to...... get AMPed! Save the Hersheypark Amphitheater with a commemorative show.

Throughout the years, thousands of people have traveled to theme parks across the United States solely for their resident shows. From the early 1980's to the early 2000's, Hersheypark didn't just produce SOME of the best shows in the country, they produced THE best shows in the country! Not even Disneyworld could compete. In fact, the resident shows were featuered in TIME MAGAZINE in 1990 as the top shows at a theme park!
With the audience being so close to the stage, the Amphitheater's shows were very intimate. The audience connected with those on stage. Spectators, as well as performers, have been filled with memories of excitement, happiness, hope, tears, and dreams. I have no doubt that all of this is possible to create again.

Allan Albert was the original producer for the park's resident shows. He brought a magic to the Amphitheater that no one has been able to duplicate since. Audiences were packed, and cheered throughout the show. People would come back to see the same shows many times throughout the summer. There are hundreds of people who yearn to see another Amphitheater show like the ones of the past.
In the early 80's at the age of 10, I watched the shows continuously for 15 plus years. I studied the very mechanics of the shows, and the formulas that made them so successful. It lead me to a professional career in the performing arts for over 20 years.

With all of this said, I have produced a show specifically for the Amphitheater to pay tribute to the performances that changed the lives of so many audiences, as well as performers. If this show cannot change the minds of the "higher ups" to keep the Amphitheater, at least let me put on a show for 1 summer reliving the shows from the past with the same look, feel, and excitement. It would be sort of a "farewell" show.

3. Pass Bruno's Law

Although I live in England, I sometimes visit DogsInDanger.com to raise awareness for specific dogs on Facebook. One of these dogs was a male pit bull terrier. He was not given a name by the shelter on the listing, just a number (a kennel number?). However, I named him Bruno. When I first saw his page, Bruno had just five days left to get taken out of the shelter or else he would be killed. However, it appears as though he has now been killed... RIP Bruno.
However, Bruno is not alone. Millions, if not billions, of animals are killed in shelters and "rescue centres" across the USA. According to the ASPCA, approximately 1.5 million animals are killed in shelters. Many of these could well have been healthy, friendly, adoptable cats and dogs.
I propose a new law which could be called "Bruno's Law", which would require all shelters to only kill animals when they absolutely have to, and to only use humane means (no gas chambers). It could also mean that some money from the US Government is put towards funding animal shelters and rescue centres in order to make this work. Please work towards turning the USA into a nation in which no healthy, adoptable animal is killed in or for a shelter or rescue centre. Thank you.

4. Save Rochester Spiritualist Temple

Save Rochester Spiritualist Temple
Founded in October 1926 by Mr Richard Ellis and Mrs Jean Ellis and invested in by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Hannen Swaffer. Mr and Mrs Ellis were guided by spirit to build Rochester Spiritualist Temple which has served as a spiritual centre for over 90 years. Served by physical mediums Colin Evans, Leslie Flint, Helen Duncan, Arnold Clare. Mediums Helen Hughes, Doris Stokes and renowned healer Harry Edwards amongst many others. Rochester Spiritualist Temple has provided comfort, solace and healing to the bereaved and has supported those on their spiritual journey.

5. Save my husband from deportation

Please save my husband (Bill) Blagojce Stojanovski from getting deported FROM Australia his home his life !!!

6. Call to save Arash Sadeghi-Appel pour sauver Arash Sadeghi

Arash Sadeghi,31 a defender of human rights, imprisoned in the section 350 of Evin prison, is very sick, but the Iranian authorities put Arash’s life in danger by refusing to transfer him to the hospital.
Arash Sadeghi started a hunger strike in October 2016 to protest against the incarceration of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, a human rights militant imprisoned because she wrote a fiction about stoning – the fiction not even being released yet. Arash Sadeghi ended his hunger strike on Tuesday January 3rd, after 71 days, but hasn’t received any care since. His current status is critical and he needs to go through intensive care. The authorities are playing with the life of Arash by refusing to transfer him to a hospital. Prevent a prisoner to receive proper care is crual and like a torture towards him and his family.
The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Arash Sadeghi to a hospital to provide the care he needs urgently.
We strongly protest against this situation and call for Arash Sadeghi to be freed and immediately transferred to the hospital.
By signing this letter, we call the international organisations of human rights to take urgent measures to save the life of Arash Sadeghi. If we don’t act today, tomorrow might be too late.

Please sign this petition to help us save Arash Sadeghi.

Links to learn more about Arash Sadeghi :
https://www.amnesty.org/en/press-releases/2017/01/irans-authorities-endangering-life-of-critically-ill-imprisoned-activist-by-refusing-hospital-transfer/
فراخوان برای نجات جان آرش صادقی
آرش صادقی 31 ساله یک فعال حقوق بشر میباشد که در بند 350 زندان اوین زندانی است. او بشدت بیمار است، اما ماموران زندان اوین با دستور از بالا با جلوگیری از رفتن او به بیمارستان جان او را در خطر انداخته اند. آرش صادقی برای اعتراض به دستگیری همسرش گلرخ ایرایی به یک اعتصاب غذا در اکتبر 2016 دست زد. گلرخ ایرایی یک فعال حقوق بشر است که بخاطر نوشتن یک رمان منتشر نشده در رابطه با سنگسار زندانی می باشد. آرش صادقی به اعتصاب غذای خود در 3 ژانویه بعد از 71 روز پایان داد. اما تا بحال از درمان او جلوگیری کرده اند. امروز او در وضعیت بسیار خطرناکی قرار دارد و باید بصورت اورژانس تحت معالجه درمانهای تخصصی قرار گیرد. با اجازه ندادن انتقال او به بیمارستان، با جان او بازی میکنند. جلوگیری از معالجه یک زندانی، اقدامی جنایتکارانه و مصداق شکنجه در حق او و خانواده اش می باشد.
آرش صادقی باید فورا به بیمارستان منتقل شود تا بصورت اورژانس تحت معالجه قرار گیرد.
ما بشدت به این وضعیت اعتراض داریم و خواهان آزادی و انتقال بی وقفه آرش صادقی به بیمارستان هستیم.

با امضای این فراخوان، از تمام ارگانیزاسیون های حقوق بشری میخواهیم، به اقدام فوری برای نجات جان آرش صادقی دست بزنند. اگر امروز کاری نکنیم فردا دیر خواهد بود .

7. Save the Cherry Tree Pub Campaign

The Cherry Tree Pub is situated on the tip of the Woodston community in Peterborough. The doors were closed by land owners Milton Estates in November 2016 and have remained shut despite interested parties expressing an interest to take it on.
The building consists of two bars, lower floor space, a large function room and a beer garden full of trees, hedgerows and local wildlife.
It has an charming façade which draws the eye as you walk along Oundle Road either into town or heading back towards the local streets.
The actual date of build is unknown at this time but its thought to be around 200 years old as there are maps showing its existence from around the 1840s.
So what makes this lively pub so special?
The spacious and beautiful beer garden where children can play well away from the busy main road so the parents can rest at ease knowing all is safe and well.
If you are an away football fan - then you will have had a beer at the Cherry Tree - on your way to a Peterborough United game.
And for those who have reached and passed retirement age - this pub was a safe venue for you to eat and chat and talk. A way of breaking the silence if you live alone.
Another major claim for the pub - it has promoted live music throughout the recent years which has seen many bands go on to bigger and better things.
The Cherry Tree pub, fosters greater local activity and brings residents, the local business community and smaller organisations together to improve the quality of life in their area.
The Cherry Tree is much, missed asset of the Woodston community and our aim is to hear its heart beating once more.

8. Redcliffe Skatepark Upgrade

Residents have generously tried to provide/build/add previously unavailable rails/ledges/obstacles to their local Redcliffe Skatepark for their community, at no cost to the tax payer.

279 hand-written signatures from supporters for this cause were collected on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of June 2017 (3 days only). We are hoping to gain some more from this online version, now available at your disposal.

9. Don't Buy! Adopt! Save!

Hello. We are Jenny, Keith and Rhythm. We are doing an English project to where we would like to raise awareness about stray animals because there is an large amount of them in Okinawa, Japan. We go to the school OCSI (Okinawa Christian School International) and are 13 years old. Signing the petition will say that you agree that less animals should be euthanized and more should be turned into shelters.

10. Is building on diakofti beach lawful

We are trying to stop the development of buildings on diakofti beach.... it was a beach that was awarded the best beach in Greece by metro.gr a few years ago... and now has become a building site that is damaging to the beach and the environment.

11. Help Save The Vaquitas

The Mexican government should help stop the vaquitas from going extinct. There should be stricter laws on fishing nets. The vaquitas get tangled and cant get out. There are few Vaquitas left which is sad. We should do something about it.

12. Save Old Man Boro's Dog

Old Man Boro has his best friend Linda who is an 18 Month old Kelpie and they both desperately require your help! Most people who live in the Glen Eira City Council areas will know Boro and his companion Linda as they spend most days walking from Caufield to Carnegie with Linda on her leash. Linda is a lovely, friendly and well behaved dog, Linda is usually smothered with love and affection from locals when seen in the streets and when tied up outside shops. Linda loves being patted by adults and especially children and has never harmed anyone. Boro is an elderly man who lives alone with his Kelpie. His dog is all he has now and his young Kelpie provides him with that sense of safety, security and comfort, especially at night. On Friday the 10th of March whilst walking Linda as he does every day, near the Caulfield race track heading towards the dog park. Linda accidentally got loose from her lead due to pulling to hard from excitement and snuck through a big gap in a fence at the Caulfield racetrack. Boro did his best to run after her but being an old man with a young dog this was difficult for him. Boro eventually caught up to Linda where she had stopped to roll around in horse poo. The council though were concerned that Boro could have harmed a horse even though this was not the case and sadly Linda the young Kelpie was confiscated by the Glen Eira City Council and sent to the RSPCA to decide on a day to put this innocent young Kelpie down. Boro doesn't drive so the following day he used all his pensioner money to be able to get a taxi to Burwood's RSPCA to try and get his dog back only to find out when he arrived that he was not allowed to see his dog. This poor old man has been sitting at the council office every single day with a sign begging to get his dog back but they have shown no interest. Please sign this petition and share it around to stop the Glen Eira City Council from putting down innocent Linda who was only having fun and causing no harm. Help us to reunite Boro with Linda, as she is his only family and friend and Boro is lost without him.

13. SAVE BENJI THE SWAN

Being the adult male Mute Swan, was

Benji, an adult white mute swan arrived at the Remington Oaks detention basin on Saturday, February 11,th 2017. He is a gift from a fellow resident of Remington Oaks.

Benji is being blamed by the Remington Oaks Homeowners Association (ROHA) Trustees for a variety of long-standing problems at the detention basin, though he has only been here for a couple weeks. They have threatened to have him removed.

Benji is fed corn so he has very little reason to eat a lot of, much less eradicate, the introduced native vegetation around the basin. Contrary to rumors being spread by some of the ROHA Trustees. Being is also very gentle, contrary to rumors being spread by the Trustees. He has no eggs or nest to protect, nor will he without a female swan.

14. Save Cedar Point & Horseshoe Creek Halls

The Cedar Point and Horseshoe Creek Halls are valuable history assets to Kyogle, I history should be saved and preserved for future generations to enjoy. Just as we have enjoyed these great facilities, so should our kids and their kids.

These halls were built by the people of Kyogle for the use of the residents of Kyogle. They should remain in the hands of Kyogle residents.

Kyogle Now Trust Committee will be established to run these two halls, if the Kyogle Council is satisfied with our 5 years plan and we show community support

15. Ban Plastic Bags in India

In many countries of the world, there has been a phase-out of lightweight plastic bags. Single-use plastic shopping bags, commonly made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, have traditionally been given free to customers by stores when purchasing goods—a popular method considered a strong, cheap, and hygienic way of transporting items. Problems associated with plastic bags include use of non-renewable resources (such as crude oil, gas and coal), disposal, and environmental impacts.
Governments all over the world have taken action to ban the sale of lightweight bags, charge customers for lightweight bags and/or generate taxes from the stores who sell them. The Bangladesh government was the first to do so in 2002, imposing a total ban on the bag. Such a ban has also been applied in countries such as Rwanda, China, Taiwan and Macedonia. Some countries in Western Europe impose a fee per bag. Bans, partial bans, and fees have been enacted by some local jurisdictions in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Myanmar. Concurrently with the reduction in lightweight plastic bags, shops have introduced reusable non plastic shopping bags. Even when disposed of properly, they take many years to decompose and break down, generating large amounts of garbage over long periods of time. If not disposed of properly the bags can pollute waterways, clog sewers and have been found in oceans affecting the habitat of animals and marine creatures.
Petroleum is used to produce plastic bags. A car would be able to drive 11 metres on the amount of petroleum used to make a plastic bag. Two primary kinds of direct damage to wildlife are entanglement and ingestion. Wildlife animals or birds can become entangled. When the animals or birds are entangled they drown or cannot fly due to entanglement. In India our landfills are choked with plastic bags creating a crunch for more space for dumping grounds. Our storm water drains are threatened to explode during heavy monsoons due to plastic bags blocking the drainage system. We need to get our Government to ban plastic bags in India totally and put a fine on any one using plastic bags.

16. Licence to own or breed dogs

Did you know over 300 stray dogs are found each day in the UK? Sadly over 20 are put down...that's one an hour - every single day!

If there was a law that only licensed breeders could breed dogs and all other dogs had to be neutered, there would be much less unwanted dogs.

I want to bring back the dog license &:
-License to own a dangerous dog
-License to breed dogs
-Compulsory neutering
-Training to pass to ensure only responsible people get a dog license.

Something needs to change, we need to act now to help make a 'dog's life' a good life!

Don't breed or buy while thousands die.... rescue a dog instead.

17. Who decides the Environment's Value? #saveswanpark

*Designated Passive Recreation Zone
*Protect from current and future development proposals or changes to material use of land ~ BEST master plan proposal
*Local access for nature observation and Albert River
*Habitat for Endangered flora and fauna ~ Open eucalypt forest and woodlands including Melaleuca quinquenervia. Contains endangered regional ecosystems.
*Riparian area along Albert river is 849.32m ~ Erosion and land slide issues caused by disruption directly affect Albert river catchments which leads to Logan river and further to Morteon Bay. Wangerriburra (Albert River people) indigenous to the Scenic Rim catchment area with significant 'Bora Rings'. High value ecological wetlands.

18. Help us save 1730's Mclean Virginia Minor Family Home from demolition

Dear fellow American Citizens and fellow Residents,

Sitting on the easterly rim of Minors Hill Virginia, The Minor Family Home at 2049 Virginia Avenue (now 6349 Nottingham st.) is an important landmark with direct connections to our American Heritage and history. It's direct connection to the war of 1812, and our Civil War of 1861-65 make this a priceless American landmark which may soon be lost forever if we do not speak out to preserve this history for our children and grandchildren of this great United States of America!

Facts about the Minor Family Home,

- It's humble beginnings started 284 years ago before the American Revolution approximately 1730. The home was built out of hand-hewn logs which still exists to this day. The original logs structure is completely intact behind the brick overlay and can be seen inside the home.

- George Minor first purchased the home in 1770. He made some additions shortly after and from then on the area became known as Minors Hill which is today considered the highest point in the Area at 471 feet.

- During the war of 1812 George Minor Jr. served as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Virginia Militia 60th Regiment and was called to the defense of the capital. It is reported that Dolly Madison stayed at the Minor house while fleeing from British Troops entering Washington and carrying with her the cherished George Washington Portrait she cut out of the frame to save.

- The minor home had another historic run in with history during the civil war when it was used as a signal station and an observation post to protect Washington from Confederate forces. General McClellan among other well-known figures of the civil war are actually photographed in front of the Minor home March of 1862. You can stand right now in the same place where General McClellan and others stood 154 years ago.

- If we don't act now this historic site will be lost to time forever.

-I believe it is our obligation as American Citizens to protect our Heritage, and the Americans who died for the freedoms we enjoy today.

-Please help save this Amazing piece of American History for our children and grandchildren to see!! We have very little time so I ask you to call on you to reach out to any sources you may have to stop the demolition of this home due in just a week or two!

Thank you for your Support!

19. Save Lancashire's Refuges

9 of Lancashire's refuges which are a lifeline for victims of violence and domestic abuse across the county face crisis.

Lancashire County Council are withdrawing all the funding for refuges in Lancashire. Refuges provide a safe refuge for women and children who are at high risk of serious harm and to stay whilst getting support to help them back into the community.

The funding cuts will have a massive impact in what services can be provided for the people who need help, and means staff who help to provide these vital services will not be able to give their experience and care.

Please sign our petition.

20. Save Bourne Grammar School Library!

Our school library is being removed to cater for two new classrooms. A lot of the school is saddened by the news. In recent school news we have found out that a brand-new Science block is being built.

Whatever classrooms that would replace the Library can be easily catered for in the old science rooms. This could mean that the Library could still go on and function.

If the library was removed, books would be scattered around English rooms and our school would have no library.

Every school should have a centre of sorts for research and homework as well as Computer areas for lessons like Geography and Maths.

21. Save Wander Over Yonder

Wander Over Yonder has been cancelled by the higher bosses at Disney because they think two seasons is enough.

22. Save This Mother Owl's Home!

Help save an owl mom's home from being torn down to build houses here in Commerce City, Colorado.

The trees have been there for decades and provide homes for many different birds in the refuge. However, the trees are located just outside of the fence on the homesite property.

When I went to the refuge today, I saw the mother and three owlets sitting in the tree. This is their home and a nesting site for several species of birds and also a perching place for hunting birds such as the Red Tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Owl, Magpie, and other local Colorado native birds.

Please sign this petition to save the three trees.

23. Save Sylvester the Lion

Cape Town - Sylvester, the lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park for a second time on Tuesday, 29 March, will be put down once he is re-captured, SANParks announced on Tuesday.

“We will not take him back to the park," Reynold Thakhuli for SANParks told Traveller24. "Unfortunately, this lion has now been identified as a damage-causing animal and will be euthanised”.

"Thus far, we have received reports that he has killed a cow," Thakhuli says.

Last year, when Sylvester went AWOL for more than three weeks, he killed 26 sheep along with other game belonging to private owners.

24. Help Save UCONN Torrington Campus

The UCONN Board of Trustees have announced that the UCONN Torrington Campus has been officially considered for permanent closing in May of 2016!

Once again, the Northwest Corner of Connecticut is losing out to the bigger cities and our children are losing a venue for higher education! The closing of this campus is NOT the solution to our state's fiscal problems.

4/21/16 UPDATE: TONIGHT WE ARE HOSTING A TOWN HALL MEETING IN TORRINGTON TO HELP RAISE EVEN MORE AWARENESS OF THIS POTENTIAL CLOSURE. THIS FORUM WILL ALLOW ADVOCATES TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF CURRENT STUDENTS, GRADUATES, FAMILY MEMBERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO LOVES HUSKY NATION! NEXT WEEK IS THE BIG VOTE! PLEASE CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD!

4/11/16 UPDATE: WE'VE NOW SURPASSED 1,000 SIGNATURES! REACHING THIS MILESTONE IS TRULY REMARKABLE! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! WE CAN DO THIS!

3/31/16 UPDATE: WE'VE SURPASSED 700 SIGNATURES AND WE'VE MAINTAINED NOTICEABLE MOMENTUM! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

25. Save our FEMALE AAA STORM program

All dressed up and no where to go, or as the Peace County Midget Female AAA Storm are finding out, all ready to play hockey and no team to play on.

The team recently found out that through a decision made by Hockey Alberta, as of next year it will no longer be able to play in the Alberta Major Midget Female Hockey League (AMMFHL). The league is comprised of 10 teams, at least for this season, and is the highest level of hockey in Alberta for girls aged 15-17. Two other teams, the Sherwood Park Fury and PAC Saints, will also be cut if the decision comes to fruition.

Word of the situation first came to light in April 2015 during a Hockey Alberta Board of Directors meeting. The recommendation to reduce the number of teams in the AMMFHL was put forward as the general feeling was that the talent pool had become diluted with so many players. Hockey organizations had to than give presentations highlighting why they should be allowed to keep their franchise.

While the Peace County Storm feels they gave a good presentation, it was ultimately decided they would be one of the teams cut.

Hockey Alberta's reasoning, quoted from a letter sent to Grande Prairie Minor Hockey Association, is "being located within one of the smallest female hockey populated areas within the Province does not make Grande Prairie a viable option for a Midget AAA franchise at this time."

Koen Ryder, head coach of the team as well as President of the Peace County Female Athletic Club (PCFAC), says these reasons are unsubstantiated claims on Hockey Alberta's part.

"Their reasoning is that we are located in one of the smallest female markets for registration, but knowing that other small market teams in our league have struggled to get numbers and field a team, and yet they get awarded a franchise, it's concerning," he said. "We've always had good, competitive teams with great programs all the way from the young kids up to the older girls."

Another reason for the cut, and one Hockey Alberta won't admit says Ryden, is location.

"There's prejudice against the North. There's a very strong feeling from the southern teams that having to travel to Grande Prairie is a huge inconvenience for them," he said. "The North doesn't have any representation at these meetings Hockey Alberta is holding and without that there's no one to fight for our program."

Many parents echoed that sentiment, saying while they were disappointed in the decision they were not surprised.

"I hate to say it but when we were heard of this, I wasn't overly surprised," says Tammy Yaremko, mother of defenceman Tiana Yaremko. "The North always get pushed aside."

Hockey Alberta has come up with an alternative to the current league, proposing Grande Prairie become part of a new league they are setting up called the Elite League. Including both Bantam and Midget aged teams, the league would play one level below the current AAA system, therefore being ranked as AA. While Hockey Alberta maintains that through this league Peace Region hockey will develop and prosper, Ryden is sceptical of that and thinks it will have the opposite effect.

"What Hockey Alberta is telling these kids is 'we don't care about you, we want you to go play lower level hockey,'" he says. "Their only other options are to move or travel to a centre with a team, join an academy or quit."

And for some of the players quitting isn't an option. Rachel Paul, forward and captain of the team has received a scholarship to the University of Calgary next year.

"If it wasn't for this program I wouldn't have a scholarship to university next year," she says. "All the values and lessons our coaches have taught us have made me the person I am today, and by cutting the program it eliminates a lot of future possibilities for girls in our area like the ones I had."

In a twist of irony Grande Prairie will be hosting Provincials later this spring. While first thoughts for both coaches and parents alike was 'why bother,' that feeling shifted to a more positive one in hopes that through Provincials and a good showing they can prove why they deserve to keep the program.

"We're a better centre than this, than just telling them to go away," said Ryden is reference to how they first contemplated saying they would no longer host Provincials. "Nothing would be better than having Peace County and Sherwood Parks or PAC in the finals, three of the teams they're going to cut from the league."

Ryden says they will continue to fight for their program and will take legal action if necessary.

26. Save HuffPost Live!

This petition requests that the Huffington Post restore its show, HuffPost Live, to the live content level and variety it had prior to January 8th, 2016 when it became re-runs and clipshows more than a live program.

Please be sure to follow @saveHPL on twitter and retweet a link to the petition using the hashtag #saveHPL ! Let's not let them silence the conversation at HuffPost Live!

27. Keep the covenant on The Aclet Hotel & Our Community Hub

The Aclet Hotel has been a huge part of the local and visiting community for many years, it has provided people with a community environment to ensure social inclusion.

THE SALE of THE ACLET HOTEL Bishop Auckland , I have been informed (not confirmed) that an offer has been made by a large company with finances to do their best to have the Covenant removed from this building, meaning we will most likely lose a wonderful building, local community hub and more.

People gain support in finding work due to the array of people frequenting The Aclet Hotel. To no longer have this wonderful building imprinted on the landscape would be a travesty. In order for us, the residents to ensure we do not lose the heart of our community.

28. Save the Rec from Closure

Ely Play Centre also affectionately known as ‘The Rec’ is a free service provided by Cardiff Council, which is run by Children’s Play Services. This service, allows children and young people to play, socialize and develop their skills in a safe and friendly environment, supervised by qualified and experienced staff.

Cardiff Council is threatening to shut down the service on the 1st of April 2016, unless another organisation will take over the running of the service. The Centre will shut on the 1st of April for good! There are over 600 children and young people registered to Ely Play Centre and these children will be condemned to the streets as there are limited safe play spaces in the community.

The children of Ely and Cardiff do not deserve to be treated like this and it will be detrimental to their well being and the wider community for the future. Cardiff Council hasn’t tried hard enough to safeguard what is an incredibly positive service, which brought a rise in Council Tax in April 2014 to fund this service. Now they are washing their hands of all responsibility, this is a massive injustice to all.

Please show your support to Ely Play Centre and Children’s Play Services by signing this petition and lets try and keep the children safe in our community! Thank You.

29. Save LiveWell Suffolk services

Live Well Suffolk has, since its inception a few years ago, been able to deliver a range of services designed to improve the health (in it's widest sense), of many sections of the community across Suffolk.

My involvement has been through school, where we have been able to train our school councillors as 'young Health Champions' and work with our local community to improve awareness of health issues.With their help we are working to reduce our sugar intake, eat breakfast every day, choose healthy snacks, eat balanced regular meals, drink more water, and take more exercise.

We have introduced life changing programmes around these issues into our curriculum to battle obesity and diabetes and to improve fitness levels. Staff have made real emotional investment into achieving weight loss and we are working hard to involve our parents and our local residents in these initiatives. We are not alone! So many schools have undertaken projects such as ours and there has been considerable work done by LiveWell to educate children not to smoke and to resist peer pressure.

Multiply the work they have done in schools to include all other members of suffolk communities and you get an idea of all the amazing work which has been started.Peoples lives have been transformed, hope has been engendered and all of this wonderful work is in jeopardy because a different tender has been accepted to deliver a service.

If you,or someone you know, has benefited from LiveWell's services and been affected in a positive way,please sign our petition to say so, in the hope that we can inform our public health team of the trust we have developed with LiveWell and let them know that we don't want a reduced service in the future.

We want to continue to build on the fantastic relationship we have with them and let them work to achieve more of the amazing results that they have already achieved through the networks that they have put in place.

30. 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.