Petition Tag - south london

1. SAVE The Canterbury Arms in Brixton

This is a support group opposed to the proposed closure of a much loved local pub which has served the Brixton community for decades.

The Canterbury Arms is steeped in history, especially for patrons of The Brixton Academy and the wider musical audience who've attended pre/post gigs over the years, along with well supported and established club nights such as Time Tunnel and How does it feel.

2. Safer Roads at the Elephant & Castle

In the past two and a half years, almost 300 people have been killed and injured on the roads in and around the Elephant & Castle. Four pedestrians have died since Christmas 2011.

The most recent of these tragedies was the death of 5 year old Hichame Bouadimi, killed by a lorry on St George’s Road.

Local people demand that Transport for London which controls almost all of these roads takes immediate steps to make these roads safer.

3. Support a Wandsworth common skatepark !

please sign my petition to take forward to wands worth council agreeing with me that wands worth has a lack of skating facility's and therefore should be built.

this will lower the number of kids without anything to do who cause trouble or stay at home and play 'X BOX or PS3' for hours on end and will provide a reletivley safe place to either skateboard, scooter, inline or BMX or meet up with friends and have FUN!!!. it should include

4. Save Stockwell Studios / Former Annie McCall Hospital

Stockwell Studios has just celebrated it’s 25th anniversary and are continuing to provide: 25 studios for artists, musicians and crafts people, a public community space for local groups, a community arts teaching facility with an ongoing, award winning educational programme and a beautiful community wildlife garden with walled herb and vegetable garden.

We work in collaboration with, among others, the London Bee Keepers Association and community food growing groups. Since developing the garden with a pond and wildlife habitats, the number of species in the garden has greatly increased. As well as being a wildlife haven, the garden is an invaluable educational resource and oasis for local residents of all ages.

In 2010 the London Borough of Lambeth offered Stockwell Studios a lease for the former Annie McCall Hospital building on the condition that we brought the building up to legal Health and Safety standard.

Stockwell Studios members invested £52,000 and the equivalent in man-hours successfully achieving this, yet Lambeth withdrew the lease offer and put the building out to tender to private developers.

Stockwell Studios found a patron with a track record of developing arts schemes, affordable housing and who is currently working on a large hospital project in North London. He has proposed a 'Not For Profit' Charitable Finance Initiative, which would retain the Grade II Listed landmark architecture of the hospital building and provide affordable artists studios, community spaces, plus social housing on the adjoining house sites and original plots in the yard whilst retaining the community wildlife garden.

This sensitive development would give Lambeth Council a capital receipt of approximately 3 million pounds. However, Lambeth refuse to consider this proposal and are currently selling to Henley Homes who, as well as some new build, propose converting the building into high cost apartments and building a limited number of studios on the community wildlife garden, a scheme that would ultimately and effectively, restrict the use, benefits and development of the garden, destroy wildlife habitat and limit our provision of access to arts and education and training for the local community.

5. Support South London Tram Extension

Following the 'credit crunch' the expansion of the highly successful Tramlink has been removed from the political agenda. This is despite South London possessing poor transport links and billions of pounds still being poured into Cross Rail, the Olympics and tube upgrades.

Currently the fastest way to travel from Purley to Brixton via public transport is to take a train north into Victoria and then the Victoria line south, this takes 50 minutes. Expanding the tram network is a 'green' way of easing road congestion and allowing South London to reach its potential.

In order to ease chronic overcrowding in central London it would be sensible to open up more locations for firms to locate in South London which requires investment in a truly integrated transport network.

We demand that the following tram routes are immediately funded and put into action:

Purley to Brixton
Crystal Palace extension
Sutton (via Morden) extension

Tram integration with the DLR should also be considered.

6. Back the Cross River TRAM Boris!

The Cross River Tram is a Transport for London proposal for a tram system in London, England, to connect Camden Town to King's Cross, Peckham and Brixton.

It is planned to relieve overcrowding on the London Underground, and to improve transport in areas currently without good public transport, such as North Peckham & the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, which would aid in the regeneration of these areas.

The scheme enjoys high levels of support, particularly in South London, where the tram is seen as vital in improving access to new jobs and training opportunities and attracting inward investment.

However, the scheme has been consistently delayed with a current completion date of 2016-2020, as opposed to an original target date of 2008.


7. Stop Closure of South London Refugee Partnership by Lewisham Council

SLRP was set up in May 2002. It is a ‘cross borough’ refugee partnership which aims to increase opportunities for local refugee organizations and communities groups in the Boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Greenwich.

The aim of SLRP is to increase opportunities for local refugees’ organisations and community groups in these boroughs. It provides a wide range of help and support for projects and initiatives by refugee organisations as well as support to individual refugees.

SLRP supports refugees community groups (RCOs) by helping them to set up projects; provides help for individual refugees in responding to new needs arising from changes in legislation; disseminates information relating to training, immigration, fundraising as well as updates for members on human rights issues.

SLRP does not just provide services for refugees and refugees groups; it is also active in providing services to the local community. In particular, it organises a Youth Football Project for young people in Lewisham aged 7-14 years old; a learning and social club for over 50’s; and an internet café for refugees looking for work, that is open to the entire local community.

Since its creation in 2002, SLRP benefited from help from the Lewisham Mayor’s Office, which offered an office for its activities. But since 2005, the organisation was subject to harassment and discrimination from Council officials.

SLRP is located at the ground floor of Parker House, and situated at 144 Evelyn Street, Deptford, London SE8 5DD. Parker House is a four storey office blocks (plus basement) owned by the London Borough of Lewisham and managed by its Community Sector Unit.

During the winter of 2005-2006, the project was deprived of heating. Staff also has had to work in the dark, because the official in charge of the premises refused to replace defective lighting. One of the Council’s staff barged into the chairman’s office of the association, to interrupt a meeting he was holding in his office. This appears to have been part of trying to get the SLRP out of its premises.

On 17 August 2007, SLRP received a letter from Lewisham Council making offering a ‘Tenancy at Will’, involving a substantial rent more than half SLRP’s budget. Whilst SLRP benefits from a ground floor position there was no parity with charges made to the other occupiers of the same building. After SLRP agreed to a ‘tenancy at will’, but sought to negotiate a more reasonable rent, the council then issued a notice to quit the premises by 6th December.