Petition Tag - save

31. Help Save Tillys Temptations & Celebrations

Helen, owner of Tillys Temptations & Celebrations lives in close proximity to Market Drayton and previously ran her business from home. She decided to make a move into town and showcase her business further. She decided to use the Pop-Up shop now known as Buttercross Village for this.

Since opening her shop, she has received criticism from the council for not opening all 5.5 days of the pop-up opening week and has also been accused of writing an untoward message on her facebook profile (this was not the case), and has been asked to leave the pop-ups. She has been served notice and has till the end of the month.

Helen also has a disability that can sometimes imit her ability, but still wants to bring her business into the town and she have been able to use the popup to do this. The council are wrong to treat her the way the did.

Please help support this lovely local lady and lets keep her business thriving.

32. Save Penshaw Village Hall

Penshaw village hall has been around for many years now. The current hall has only been here for 17 years but a hall in the village has been there for a long time.

The developers have decided they are going to build houses over the land. This would tear the village apart nd we think with alot of people backing us they'll stand down!

33. SAVE OUR SPORE

Recent data has implied that EA will be shutting Spore's servers down on 1/1/14. Comrades in arms, we must protest this at once! If we can get 15% of all Spore users, that's accounts, EA has to reconsider.

Share this with everyone in Spore, and help save our game!

34. Save Toontown!

On August 20, 2013, Disney announced the closure of their most famous MMORPG, Toontown.

This petition is to prove to them that toons around the world value and see Toontown as more than just a silly kid's game.

Toons of the world, we must unite to save our town!

35. Save Metro Cottage

The local council has indicated they don't want a commercial enterprise on park land. They have decided to demolish a building - No 1, Cornish Street, Payneham, Adelaide.

This property butts onto a dog friendly park. We want to open a CAFE in this location, that targets dog owners.

Two kindergartens (commercial entities) and a communal veggie patch also butt onto the parklands as well as a community hall /function centre which is rented out.

36. Save the animals and our planet!

Animals around the world have been dying because of human pollution and cutting down trees. Right now we are on the verge of destroying the world because of our carelessness.

We need to make a difference! We cant live much longer if we keep on overproducing so rapidly. We need a change in society now or never.

37. Save Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Welsh Government-backed cuts to the Royal Glamorgan hospital in Llantrisant could stop treating the most serious accident and emergency cases as part of a major NHS shake-up in south Wales.

The plans involve removing from the Royal Glamorgan:

Consultant-led maternity care (obstetrics)
Specialist baby care (neonatal)
Specialist children's care (paediatrics)
Emergency medicine (A&E)

38. The Face of Surfers Paradise Tourism

The Surfers Paradise Metermaids have been a most recognised icon of Surfers Paradise and the Gold Coast for the past 49 years, celebrating all Surfers Paradise has to offer - its beaches, bikinis, sand sun surf and fun.

The peak body charged with the promotion of Surfers Paradise, the Surfers Paradise Alliance, do not believe that the Surfers Paradise Metermaids are relevant to the promotion of Surfers Paradise. In most cases planned events promoting Surfers Paradise do not involve the golden bikini girls.

So the question is, do you believe that the Surfers Paradise Metermaids should be involved in the marketing of Surfers Paradise and should they be the face of Surfers Paradise promotions?

39. Save the San(d)ity of Glenelg Beach

This is a simple plea in-spite of the Millions to be spent shifting sand artificially along the Adelaide Coastline. While there are other, more effective and long term solutions being washed up on Glenelg Esplanade.

Noone could artificial develop anything as environmentally friendly as this sand-trapping solution, ingeniously invented to the beach by a storm. Let alone as cost effective.

40. Stop development plans in Victoria's National Parks

Stop the unacceptable plan to pave the way for new accommodation, restaurants and activities in National Parks that were formerly off limits, parks created by our forefathers for all generations to enjoy, cherish, respect and protect.

Parks such as Pt Nepean, Port Campbell, Wilsons Promontory and The Grampians need protection.

Ryan Smith, the Environmental Minister Has Now Amended The National Parks Act, Passed on 27 of August and wants to sign off 99 year Leases to private companies and compromise our National and Coastal Parks.

41. Lets give back to Cyprus 2013

Cypriot lawmakers rejected the unprecedented levy on bank deposits in an effort to protect the rights of the people who entrusted it throughout the years.

The time is now for Cypriots to show that together they can succeed and that when people stand united even the most difficult situations can be overcome.

Cypriot people will not remain impassive! Let's create a list of people who want to give back to Cyprus! Let's move words into action!

Depending on the level of response we will ask the Central Bank of Cyprus to open an account for every willing person to contribute. Every single cent counts!

42. Bring back United Productions of America

United Productions of America (better known as UPA) was known for "non-cartoon violence" and the creation of the plucky Mr. Magoo and off-the-wall Gerald McBoingBoing.

With the closure of the studio in 1959, UPA found its gem with Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol in 1962.

I'm such a fan of the UPA classics I've researched, and brought the DVD release of the Jolly Frolics.

43. Help get Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage on the Ellen show

Rabbit Runaway Orphanage (RRO) is a non-profit organisation and operates as an incorporated association. It is a public charity, run by a committee under Australian Law, with membership and a small dedicated group of volunteers. It is Victoria's first and only dedicated No Kill Pet Rabbit Sanctuary.

RRO receives no government funding and is reliant soley on donations and fundraising. It is an entity that belongs to all people that care about the welfare of pet rabbits. They are unique as Bunny orphans come to RRO as ‘overflows’ from other animal shelters.

RRO aims to provide care for sick, unwanted, stray, or mistreated rabbits and facilitate appropriate short-term care, medical treatment, rehabilitation treatment, long-term re-homing solutions, educate the public on rabbit ownership and care, prevent unnecessary euthanasia of rabbits and discourage the cruelty inflicted upon rabbits.

We (the volunteers and supporters) want to get Judi and Bryce Inglis on the Ellen show when she comes to Australia in March. We want them to have the opportunity to be exposed to a wider audience, tell their story and help educate on pet rabbits.

http://www.rabbitrunaway.org.au
http://www.rabbitrun.com.au/

44. Save the wall / Salvemos el muro

Mosayko Vallarta has been commited to make Vallarta shine brighter by bringing art to the streets. Volunteers have dedicated 3 months making the mosaic mural in the Romantic Zone.

Mosayko Vallarta ha estado comprometido a hacer que Vallarta brille aun mas trayendo arte a sus calles. Voluntarios han dedicado 3 meses haciendo el mural de mosaicos en la Zona Romantica de esta ciudad.

45. SAVE HERITAGE FARM NURSERIES!

Please sign this petition to use against and put to the Surrey County Council who are closing down Heritage Farm Nurseries.

No to destroying the owners' livelihood and home, making 20 people jobless and making 100's of families angered that we are being closed by the SCC as they are too greedy for money!

46. Save the Tea Rooms

Help support the cause to keep local business local & save the Victorian Tea Rooms from a corporate nightmare.

For almost 20 years Mark, Michelle and the team have been the heartbeat of Kings Heath Park. They have helped local people, local businesses, local groups & especially the elderly. They have become part of the family to much of the local community especially in times of need & NOW ITS TIME TO HELP THEM.

Birmingham City Councils unfair decision has been met with horror by local customers who find it unjust & ludicrous that an integral part of their lives and community can be taken away for a few pounds.

JOIN THE CAUSE AND HELP KEEP LOCAL BUSINESSES LOCAL!!

47. Save North Kelvin Meadow and Children's Wood

The North Kelvin Meadow and Children's Wood are a multi-use wild green space between Maryhill and North Kelvin in Glasgow.

It is bounded by Clouston, Sanda and Kelbourne Streets, and used to be football pitches and tennis courts. For 20 years, since the City Council abandoned the land, local residents have been looking after it.

Around 1000 people per month have been using the land at formal events over the last year, and many more use it informally for their children to play in, for dog-walking, and for environmental issues such as growing food and composting. A planning application has been submitted which will level all but a handful of the 480 trees on the site.

We are past the point at which we are allowed to make formal representation to the Planning Department. But we still need your support - this petition will be used in an appeal to the Scottish Government if the planning application is approved by the City Council.

Please follow the links for much more on this issue of the importance of wild green space that is so important to all of us.

48. Save the Strays in the UK

Did you know that, in this country, that there are dog pounds that kill strays if they are not claimed after seven days? In fact, one dog is killed every hour by local authorities in this country.

Stray dogs are NOT always pure mean or vicious. Not all of them were abandoned or born as strays; some of them may have just been abused/neglected that no one else knew or cared about and they just ran away. Some of them may have even been bred as companions and they just got lost or stolen and hadn't had chance to bond with their people beforehand.

I used to walk dogs for a shelter. A lot of the ones that I walked there had been strays before coming in and at least some of them were absolutely lovely.

If a stray dog has had a home before, and been socialised and trained properly, there is about as much chance of someone being attacked by that one as there is of them being attacked by any other dog. Stray dogs are still part of the same "man's best friend" species; they just happen to be homeless, that's all.

There has even been at least one case of a stray dog protecting and caring for young kids. Do you really think that such a devoted hero is likely to attack anyone unless provoked?

A lot of people may tell you that, because they are not purebreds, they do not have equal rights. What a total load of nonsense. ANY dog of ANY breed or type can become a stray if, say, the owner dies and no one else who would want them knows about them.

Also, why don't mixed breeds matter as much as purebreds? Surely if you love dogs, that should include them as well? The quality of believing that pedigree dogs are superior to so-called "faulty mongrels" that can actually be just as good-tempered and obedient as any purebred reminds me of the qualities exhibited by the Nazis, i.e their belief that the pure German and Aryan races are superior to all others. Did you also know that the Nazis used to often be hateful to the people who not considered to be "pure" as well?
Stray dogs DO NOT need to be killed. All it would take would be for the UK Government to require everyone except licensed and fully-checked and approved breeders to spay/neuter their dogs and require all authority dog pounds to always at least try to put the dogs in rescue spaces instead of killing them once their seven days in there are up.

Spaying and neutering actually does more good than harm. It can help to prevent the animals in question from getting certain cancers such as that of the uterus and testis, and it can make them live longer.

49. Ban Plastic Bags in La Jolla!

Help raise awareness of plastic and how it effects our environment!

Los Angeles County has been the first county in California to ban plastic bags, so why can't San Diego or specifically La Jolla?

We live in such a BEAUTIFUL beach community and it's sad to see our local markets using plastic bags!

Help the oceans and ban plastic bags!

50. Save the Chesham Arms from being converted into flats!

We are campaigning for the Council to refuse planning permission for the conversion of the Chesham Arms into flats.

Too many are pubs being lost. Locally we are surrounded by pubs that have closed or have been converted to other uses, like betting shops or barbecue houses. Council policy is to defend pubs – saving the Wenlock Arms was right and popular and they should do the same again. The Council’s own policies list the Chesham Arms as a key building in the Conservation Area.

- The pub has been open for almost 150 years and is a vital part of the history of the street and area;
- The pub is a crucial social facility and hub for the local community;
- The pub is a viable business.

See website for more details: www.savethechesham.org

51. Identical Twin Safety Initiative

Over 90% of TTTS pregnancies end with mortality when conservatively monitored.

Please help greatly reduce these outcomes by signing this petition to simply require an increase in monitoring of pregnancies at high risk for developing TTTS or SIUGR.

If you have recently been Diagnosed with TTTS, please visit TTTSParents.org



Helpful resources:

http://goo.gl/bRCPy

http://goo.gl/iiR8R

http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/18262471

http://www.mendeley.com/research/twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence-prenatal-perspective-7/#

52. Save Libby

Housing NSW is over-charging its tenant Elizabeth Anne Ciesiolka (Libby) at a rate of 50% of her gross income. It continues to charge rent on Child Support when Libby does not receive this. Housing NSW is sending letters to the tenant demanding the overcharged rent be paid and it can evict her from her home of 19 years on the basis of her failure to pay 50% of her gross income to it.

You can watch a YouTube video about this petition:
Short version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeCVCJ0TTZg&feature=youtu.be
Long version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoxdtCvk0Vs&feature=youtu.be

Housing NSW’s assessment of Libby’s rental subsidy application totals $213.30 rent per week but the documents provided by Libby show an annual income of $18,508, plus her son’s annual income of $3,735 totalling $22,243. The assessment charges rent at $11,073 per annum which is at a rate of 50% of the household’s gross income. This is causing severe housing stress and anxiety for Libby.

Housing NSW’s assessment of Libby’s rental subsidy does not refer to any of the documents she submitted and statutorily declared in her subsidy application. She has not been informed of why they were rejected. Housing NSW policies require she be informed in writing of any perceived irregularities in her documents but she never has been given reasons why they have been repeatedly rejected, although sometimes accepted, over the years.

Housing NSW's assessment and the following documents can be found in the contentious documents file at http://www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=Download&File=c8e0d2c07fdb7b8398889c8812bb782d

Rejected documents
• First Employment Income Details: This document was rejected as incomplete by CSO Nik on 7 August 2012 because it did not state income per week and was not marked with a Company Seal.

• Second Employment Income Details: stating income per week as $385.58 and marked with the Company Seal

• Letter from Child Support Agency stating that entitlement to Child Support would cease on 18 November 2011.

• Child Support Agency Certificate under ss.116(2) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 (Cth): showing that child support remains unpaid.

• Centrelink Income Statement: 7 August stating eligibility for Family Assistance but that no income is received fortnightly it is received as a lump sum at the end of the financial year.

Libby’s son:
• PAYG income tax statement 2012 and 2011 with 2012 showing that Libby’s son’s income averages $71.83 per week.

Contention
1. The amount assessed as $423.41 appears to be calculated from the rejected First Employment Income Details and therefore rejects the Second Employment Income Details stating income per week as $385.58.

2. The assessment fails to accept Child Support documentation that shows that child support ceased on 18 November 2011 when Libby’s youngest son finished school and that the child support remains unpaid as the payer has withheld payments and cannot be located. This issue was discussed with CSO Nik who said that HNSW must continue to charge rent on Child Support until a letter stating that no Child Support is owed is provided. Libby expressed concern about being charged rent on unpaid child support and Nik said “you have nothing to worry about because Housing NSW is ‘not for profit’”. Libby contacted the Child Support Agency but they could not provide such a letter because money is still owed. Housing NSW continues to charge rent on Child Support and Libby has already paid 50% of that Child Support to Housing NSW.

3. No account was taken of Libby’s son’s income from paid employment. Instead the assessment charges rent on Newstart but he is not eligible for Newstart as he is only 21. Libby’s son is not eligible for a payment from Centrelink because Libby receives Family Assistance for him. Nor is he eligible for both Family Assistance and Youth Allowance as previously assessed by Housing NSW.

53. Save Our Home Help Service

THE GOVERNMENT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FURTHER CUTS TO FRONTLINE HEALTH SERVICES IN A BID TO HELP SOLVE THE HSE'S CHRONIC OVER SPENDING, RESULTING IN 8 MILLION OR ROUGHLY 450000 HOME HELP HOURS BEING LOST BY CHRISTMAS 2012.

THESE ACTIONS ARE NOT ONLY GOING TO ENDANGER OUR CLIENTS LIVES BUT ARE ALSO IN BREACH OF AGREEMENTS MADE IN THE CROKE PARK AGREEMENT TO USE DIRECT LABOUR.

THE EFFECTS OF THIS LATEST ATTACK WILL BE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND THE SEVERE UNDERMINING OF THE BASIC LIVELIHOODS OF STAFF WHO DELIVER THESE SERVICES. 500000 HOME HELP HOURS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CUT EARLIER THIS YEAR.

A SERIES OF PRE AND POST ELECTION PROMISES FROM HEALTH MINISTER DR. JAMES REILLY AS FOLLOWS:

ON MAY 9TH 2011, JUST MONTHS INTO POWER, DR. REILLY TOLD REPORTERS AT THE LAUNCH OF THE IRISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON AGEING; "I WILL BE DOING EVERYTHING I CAN TO ENSURE THAT, NOT ALONE ARE THERE NO CUTS TO HOME HELP BUT WE WILL GET AN INCREASE IN HOME HELP HOURS FOR PEOPLE."
"THAT HOME HELP MAINTAINS PEOPLE AT HOME GIVING THEM DIGNITY AND INDEPENDENCE AND ALSO SAVING THE TAXPAYER A LOT OF MONEY"

THESE PROMISES AND STATEMENTS THAT SERVICES WOULD BE PROTECTED SEEM TO BE COMPLETELY MISLEADING TO SAY THE VERY LEAST.

THESE CUTS ARE MORALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF LOGIC AS IT COSTS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE TO OUTSOURCE OUR JOBS TO PRIVATE "FOR PROFIT" COMPANIES OR TO HAVE OUR CLIENTS PUT INTO NURSING HOMES OR HOSPITALS.

TO THIS END, WE HOME HELPS, UNITED AS A GROUP OF COMMITTED FRONTLINE HSE STAFF HAVE DECIDED TO CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR JOBS AND OUR CLIENTS NEEDS IN MAINTAINING THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND DIGNITY IN THEIR OWN HOMES.

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY SIGNING OUR ONLINE PETITION AND JOINING OUR CAUSE AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO DO SO.

54. Save Natural Healthcare

This petition aims to positively influence the approach the European Commission is taking in its efforts to regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine across the 27 Member States of Europe.

Disproportionate, poorly thought-through legislation represents the single greatest threat to natural health care in the European Union.

Standards of education and training being proposed.
by the European Commission in its efforts to regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine across the 27 Member States of Europe

The threshold entry route to the register will be through a Bachelor degree with Honours which is comparable to the majority of other medical professions.

Entry to the register may also be possible through possession of an appropriate Masters degree; this is consistent with other professions including physiotherapy, radiography and occupational therapy.
Overseas qualifications will need to be considered separately

We agree that some standards of training and practice should be applied, but to demand that a hairdresser, who is giving an Indian Head Massage must have Bachelor degree with Honours as a minimum qualification to do so is ludicrous.

EU Medicines Directive

“The loaded gun that can turn foods and supplements into illegal drugs”

Official reference: Directive 2001/83/EC, as amended, including Directive 2004/27/EC
30 April 2011, the EU’s Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) came into force

EU Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation
“The greatest infringement on freedom of speech on foods - ever?”
Official reference: Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and amending acts

This is a legal framework for health claims that bans all general function claims on commercial foods. Covers claims in all media, including the written and spoken word, websites, pictorial representations and video
other than those approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

There has never been a more important time for you to let your elected representatives,
both in the European Parliament and your own local politicians, know just how you feel.

Together We Can Save Natural Healthcare

Sign the petition now so that the Irish Government, European Commission and the European governments, are able to Hear how you feel about your rights to natural healthcare.

55. Save Toontown

Disney isn't adding anything new to Toontown. No new Cogs, no new gags, no new ToonTasks, and no new nothing, everything that comes out nowadays is directed towards new Toons, and Toons who aren't even Members.

But worst of all is Disney is letting new players wander about wherever they want, so now you have Toons sneaking their way through the Factory all the time. I've seen 15 Laff Toons with Level 2 gags try to fight the VP. Disney put the Lawbot HQ in The Brrrgh, then they made a shortcut to get there, so small Toons made it impossible for higher Toons to find a good team for the DA's Office.

They put the Bossbot HQ off Donald's Dock where all a Toon has to do is go down 2 easy streets and cross 3 playgrounds, making it hard for high Toons that need at The Front Three. Remember, you need to defeat a bunch of Version 2.0 Cogs to get your Bossbot suit, and that is the only place you get them.

56. Save The Secret circle (tv series)

The secet circle has a mass fan base I think renewing it will make the Cw happy with the money and the fans that are shouting on all different Internet web site on bringing this amzaing tv series back on air for a season 2

57. Save The Gaiety for Community Use

195-197 City Road, Cardiff was once the iconic Gaiety cinema and later a Spin Bowling Alley. The building had been left empty for several years (we believe since 2006) and the company who owns it have fallen into debt.

Throughout the years that this building was empty, it has been abused by drug addicts and people stealing fixtures from the inside of the building. Earlier this year, a group of individuals have entered the building and are trying to set it up as a free social centre for the use of the community. Because of seeing lots of enthusiastic and supportive members of the community, we think this is a valid project.

We want to set up various skillshare sessions in the space, including several workshops in arts and crafts, music, performance art, language, yoga, climbing, freerunning etc. We would also like to us the space to kickstart several art projects and hold exhibition, all of which will be completely free.

Bonne Mares Limited have recently won a courtcase for a standard possession order, meaning they can send baliffs and remove us from the building whenever they choose. We need to act now if we want to save the space, which will otherwise be left to rot away (judging from the lack of interest from both buyers and owners).

We would ideally like to gain some sort of legal possession, preferably we would like to be able to look after the building until it is sold. We do not want any money but are more than willing to fix it up and work on it. We think this is both in the interest of the owner and the local community.

If you want to find out more about the project please visit http://welcometogremlinalley.wordpress.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/GremlinAlleyCardiff or send us an email welcometogremlinalley@riseup.net

If you would like to see our project come into fruition, please show support by signing this petition. We appreciate any kind of help we can get.

Thank you.

58. Project Aware: Give sharks a fighting chance

Shark populations are devastated by overexploitation, including targeted fishing, bycatch and finning.

Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed by Earth’s most dangerous predators - humans. Too many of them fall victim to the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning - the act of removing shark fins and discarding the often still alive shark overboard. As Eastern demand for fins remains strong, markets for shark meat are growing, helping to push shark species to the brink.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) analyses, all shark species proposed at the meeting met the criteria for listing under CITES Appendix II. Such listing requires that trade is controlled in order to avoid use that threatens the species’ survival. Despite the depletion ofsharks worldwide, restrictions on international trade are in place for only three shark species - whale shark, great white shark and basking shark.

Join thousands of AWARE divers and shark advocates who are serious about shark protection. Sign the petition and urge your friends and colleagues to do the same.

Together, we’re gaining the attention of policymakers worldwide. We’re closing loopholes in existing global shark management policies and insisting on full protections for Endangered and Critically Endangered sharks

59. Save the Sharks

Dear President Chinchilla,

We the attached signatories would like to congratulate you for the proactive stance your administration has taken with respect to marine conservation issues. The recent creation of the Cocos Island Marine Seamount Managed Area will support sustainable fishing initiatives among this country’s national fishers. In addition, closing the private docks to the international shark finning fleet was without a doubt a major accomplishment.

However, the foreign fleet continues to side-step the authorities’ controls by landing fins in Nicaragua, loading them into Costa Rican trucks, and importing them back into this country via Peñas Blancas for their eventual re-exportation.

In order to end the shark finning fleet’s egregious practices – ones that overshadow the marine conservation accomplishments of your government – it’s necessary to prohibit shark fin imports.

This action would have no impact on the national fishing industry or on any other industry that respects our laws.

60. Bring Derpy Back

Click the link for the information

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRpgUBZLkBs