Petition Tag - village

1. Wollaston Co-Op Staff Safety

The Wollaston Co-Op store, used by so many in the village and surrounding areas, has been subjected to several armed robberies over the past year. Even now, there is no extra security in place to protect the night-time staff who work until 11pm every night of the week.

The Co-Op's slogan is 'Doing the right thing since 1844. Because we are not just about profit.'

Please sign if you believe the Co-Operative organisation should put security in place at the entrance to the store. If we don't care for the staffs' safety, who will?

2. Stop the development "Fulton Village"

Please see the information at the provided links detailing the proposed annexation of Fulton Village:
http://www.fortlupton.org/DocumentCenter/View/2077
http://www.fortlupton.org/DocumentCenter/View/2073

You will find plans to add 237 residents to a 12 acre area, consisting of single family, multi-family and medium-density homes. You will also find they are not meeting the required amount of park space for the development.

This will add additional traffic and noise to our quiet neighborhood and possibly increase crime in our community. More parks for our children are needed, especially since most local parks are now not for public use.

3. Preserve Durrington Village

Durrington Village is sited in the upper avon chalk valley on the southern edge of Salisbury Plain, it has a population of approximately 5000. Durrington has a long history, dating back to the Neolithic era. Two ancient sites lie in the parish: Durrington Walls and Woodhenge.

The MOD/DIO wish to construct 540No new homes adjoined to the village and/or on the greenfield site between Durrington and Larkhill increasing the population by 35% and thus changing its character and identity of the ancient village. The population welcome the return of the army but insist that sustainable housing must be built in the right location to benefit of the whole community.

Background

As part of the ‘2020 Army Basing Programme’, Army Units continue to be withdrawn from Germany as they have been for the past decade and are being relocated to create a ‘Salisbury Plain Super Garrison’. The MOD have been working with Wiltshire Council since mid-2013 preparing the master plan. The population welcome the return of the army but insist that sustainable housing must be built in the right location to benefit of the whole community.

The ‘preferred Site Consultation’

The residents of Durrington have already been able to express their opinions in the first round “Consultation” during which strong trends emerged with local residents calling for the boundaries and green fields separating the Garrisons from the village to be maintained.

The MOD reported the local residents consensus was “you do not want development alongside the A345 and want to see a separation between Durrington and any development North of the Packway to protect the village identity” and “any SFA to be as close to the base as possible, located centrally or within the wire”.

Despite this, the “preferred sites” suggested by the DIO for development are located to the east of Larkhill beyond the existing settlement boundary and will cover the land currently separating the village from the nearby settlement of Durrington which is an existing green field site. The choice of these sites (L15a, L15b, and L17a) over other assessed alternatives will effectively bring about an unacceptable amalgamation of the currently separate villages of Durrington and Larkhill.

This is acknowledged in the DIO Planning Context Report (February2014) but in our view has been given an insufficient weighting at Stage 4 of the Multi Criteria Analysis of Candidate Parcels undertaken for the potential sites (p21 – see bottom of page for link).

This will increase Durrington’s population by up to 35%. This has led to a public outpouring of dismay and concern from local residents, with many others coming forward to speak out and support the community of Durrington in their quest to preserve their ‘village’ as opposed to becoming part of a newly extended ‘Larkhill Garrison’.

Core Policy 37 (from the emerging Wiltshire Core Strategy, Pre-Submission 2012) states that “Development at operational or redundant (military) sites should enhance the overall character of the site. All development at operational or redundant sites should mitigate any adverse impacts on local infrastructure, and not erode the character of the surrounding area”. The proposals do not meet this policy as they erode the distinctly separate characters of Larkhill and Durrington.

Contradiction with Local Planning Policy

The proposals to develop these sites are contradictory to several policies and objectives expressed in Local Planning Policy.

South Wiltshire Core Strategy was formally adopted in 2012. It states clearly that one of the principle pressures on the area that needs to be addressed is “ensuring that the new strategic growth required to meet local needs does not erode the separate identity, character and visual and functional amenity of settlements”.

Strategic Objective 1 states that a very important contribution can be made to the aims of sustainability by ensuring new development is sited in the most sustainable location, a desired outcome to this objective is that ”new growth be accommodated in a manner sympathetic to the existing patterns of settlements”.

The proposed preferred sites set out by the DIO are in contradiction with these local policy aims as they erode the separate identity of Larkhill and Durrington and do not constitute a sustainable pattern of development.

Loss of valuable Green Space

The Military Civilian Integration programme stated aim is to balance the benefits of the military presence in the county with acceptable environment impact. The proposal goes against this guiding principle and will cause the loss of a greenfield site and associated detrimental impact on the valuable landscape character of the area.

Core Policy 51 (from the emerging Wiltshire Core Strategy, Pre-Submission 2012) is concerned with the impact of development on landscape and states that; “development should protect, conserve and where possible enhance landscape character and must not have an unacceptable impact upon landscape character, while any negative impacts must be mitigated as far as possible through sensitive design and landscape measures”.

It further states that development must demonstrate that several key criteria have been considered including:
i. the locally distinctive character of settlements and their landscape settings
ii. the separate identity of settlements and the transition between man-made and natural landscapes at the urban fringe.
The proposals at Larkhill are therefore not in accordance with this emerging local policy.

Supports existing businesses in Larkhill

The vision for the Amesbury Community Area (Emerging Wiltshire Core Strategy, Pre-Submission Draft, 2012), in which Larkhill is located, states that small settlements such as Durrington “…should become more self-contained. They will have more services and facilities to meet their own needs, meaning that functionally these settlements are less reliant on Amesbury”.

Strategic Objective 4 in this document seeks to ‘Build Resilient Communities’ by supporting development that is appropriate to rural communities and help to maintain the vitality and viability of small settlements. The joining incurred by the potential development of the proposed sites would undermine this vision and could damage the local services centres in both villages.

The increasingly wide spread feeling among the communities is that:-

• Resident’s views will not be listened to; the MOD has firm, pre-conceived ideas, that this is a ‘rubber stamp’ exercise. View’s reinforced by the 1st round consultation outcome, the swift timeline.

• That the ‘preferred sites’ are akin to a commercial developer seeking location/location/location for maximum end value and/or return on investment. No developer would be permitted planning approval for such an ill-conceived scheme.

• That long term, more comprehensive, ‘whole scheme plans’ for the proposed super garrison including both Army new homes and Army new infrastructure should be made available such that the full impact can be understood by the general public.

• That should the MOD ‘preferred sites’ be adopted, there is a strong likelihood of subsequent ‘infilling’ of the green space that results for either additional homes and/or additional Army infrastructure.

• New home accommodated discreetly within the existing army fence line or centrally within Larkhill would be more suitable as the proposed development would then be adjacent to the existing army quarters and the local services within Larkhill.

• That there is clearly strong support from the Village and the Army personnel for central garrison development and to build these communities which will support Larkhill local business, allowing new occupants to reside close to the workplace and to reduce commute carbon emissions.

• Little mention seems to be made of social, welfare, environmental considerations, shops, leisure facilities, sports facilities, parking, public transport, health care, schools, road widening etc.

4. Stop HGV's through our village Westoning

Stop HGV's travelling through our village!

Westoning has a population of c2000 and we have over 5 million vehicles a year travelling through our high street with 500,000 HGV's using our village a as cut through. Please make this STOP!

Westoning Fire - 1976 destroyed all shops and houses when a tanker overturned in our village! Due to the increase of HGV's through the village let's not wait for it to happen again!

Let's ban all HGV's today.

5. 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!

6. Save The Green Belt Darwin



We urgently need the community to write submissions in support of the whole of the Kulaluk Lease being formerly added to the Northern Territory register. The Northern Territory government has so far ignored the wishes of the broader community and has instead favoured destruction of the land for the developers.

We need thousands of submissions in order for the NT government to listen this time. Submissions must be received by the Heritage Council by 28th March 2016. You can visit www.greenbeltdarwin,wordpress,com for more information.

Either email or post your submission and address it to the Chair of the Heritage Council. Comments will be forwarded to the Minister with Council’s recommendations.

Heritage Council contact details:
The Chair Heritage Council
PO Box 4198
DARWIN NT 0801

Email: heritagecouncil@nt.gov.au

How To Make A Submission to The HERITAGE COUNCIL

Here are some points you can use to help you make a submission to the Heritage Council. Choose the points that resonate with you and personalise your letter to describe why you would like this precious bushblock preserved and not destroyed forever.

POINTS:

Although there are many reports, studies and histories of the 301ha Kulaluk lease, none specifically document the land’s heritage values, probably because when the area was granted to Aboriginal people as a special purpose lease, it was presumed that the significant sites would be protected, as was intended by the original land claim. However, since the hand-back in 1979 the leaseholders do not appear to have been interested in documenting flora and fauna, Aboriginal and historical sites, or land usage. Instead the leaseholders have discouraged public access, even for Aboriginal people. For these reasons, documenting the heritage significance of the lease area is difficult; however, some of the better known heritage values of the lease are listed below:

 The Kulaluk land claim played a significant role in the 1970s national Aboriginal land rights struggle as documented in the Aboriginal rights newsletter Bunji, published in Darwin between 1971 and 1985. The Kulaluk lease area serves as permanent recognition of that role.

 In 1971 a Larrakia elder claimed that there are at least 200 Aboriginal graves on the lease in the old burial ground and at least ten unidentified graves elsewhere.

 Maps show a “Pukamani ground” behind the site of the Retta Dixon Home.

 The site of Retta Dixon Home is now known as Karu Park. Historically, Karu Park is an integral part of the Kulaluk lease.

 Fred Fogarty’s hut was an outstanding example of Aboriginal initiative and self-sufficiency, and a meeting place for activists in the national land rights movement. Many of the trees Fred planted are still growing in the area. Some of his signage remains, along with traces of his hand-dug wells used for his reafforestation project.

 A “Kunapipi Ceremony Ground” on the eastern side of Dick Ward Drive behind Harney Street was recognised by the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Authority in 1983. The significance of this site has been recorded by Yolngu elder James Gaykamungu.

 A site behind McDonalds Restaurant was nominated as a site of significance by the late Joe Jefferies and others as reported on the ABC News.

 As reported in the Final Report of the Aboriginal Land Rights Commissioner, Judge A E
Woodward, the Bagot Community lease is socially and historically affiliated with the Kulaluk lease.

 The Interim Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Mr Justice Ward, recommended that the boundaries of the lease extend beyond the high tide level and into the middle of Ludmilla Creek in recognition of the importance of the mangrove habitat for subsistence hunting and gathering for Aboriginal people.

 The Kulaluk lease contains the largest area of healthy coastal monsoon forest surviving in the Darwin area, stretching from Ludmilla Creek to behind Bakhita Village. This forest provides shelter for a range of native fauna, flora and bird life including many megapode nesting mounds. Aboriginal women harvest various foods and materials for handicrafts from this forest, including yams, berries, leaves and dyes.

 The Kulaluk salt pan of about eight hectares provides a safe roosting place at high tides for migratory birds, protected under international treaties.

 The narrow beach running for the length of the lease between Nightcliff and Ludmilla Creek is a designated public right-of-way and is an important fringing area between the mangroves and the monsoon forest, providing flotsam for scavenging crabs, birds and wallabies. The beach also is a storm barrier and facilitates the transference of seeds.

 Aboriginal people and others use Ludmilla Creek for crabbing, fishing and recreation and the creek is vital for a variety marine life.

 The area known as the Rice Fields are a reedy freshwater swamp between Dick Ward Drive and the monsoon forest, that is a refuge for water birds, including Jabirus and brolgas, and includes undocumented historic sites.

 There are various unrecorded WWII military sites on the lease, including one most complete coastal concrete bunkers.

 There are many trees on the Kulaluk lease worthy of listing as heritage trees that are yet to be documented. One tree on the lease near Totem Road is registered by AAPA as “Sacred Tree”.

 There are several mythological stories associated with the lease area. The spring at Kulaluk is connected by an undergound channel created by the “Rainbow Serpent” to other sites such as

Emery Point, Belyuen and Old Man Rock. As such, the Kulaluk area involves many more Aboriginal people that just the current leaseholders.

 Ecologically the Kulaluk lease area is integral with the East Point Reserve and forms a natural green belt extending from East Point into the RAAF Base to Rapid Creek and beyond. The original land claim was made ten years before Dick Ward Drive artificially divided the claim area but the effects of the arterial road can be re-mediated.

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If you want further information about the Kulaluk Lease Area, or you have any questions about the proposed heritage declaration, please contact Michael Wells, Director of the Heritage Branch, Department of Lands Planning and the Environment, on (08) 8999 5036 or at michael.wells@nt.gov.au



HERITAGE SITE LINK: http://www.dlpe.nt.gov.au/heritage/proposed-heritage-listings

7. PETITION OPPOSING DEVELOPMENT NEAR SSSI SITE IN BERE REGIS VILLAGE

We believe that developing land adjacent to a SSSI site and near to protected Heathland will have a detrimental effect on the existing wildlife, habitat, flora & fauna.

We believe that building a road to access the new school development, to sustain school traffic, will greatly impact the ecology and environment.

Another site is available for development adjacent to the existing school, it is within the village boundaries and does not have the environmental pressures of the currently proposed site.

8. Review Charlotteville Beachfront Development

There have been plans submitted by Architects on orders from the Tobago House of Assembly to construct a huge concrete & glass structure right across our fishing village beachfront.

Many villagers believe that this will destroy our village charm & be to the detriment of our way of life.

There have been no precise consultations with villagers on these proposals & we have drawn up an alternative proposal more inkeeping with the environment & region.

9. Keep the Village Street Party in St. James's Street

The Village Street Party is a wonderful celebration of equality, taking place once a year during Pride weekend in its natural home, the St. James’s Street area, Brighton’s ‘Gay Village’.

It is an event that we should be proud of - it is fun, it unites communities, supports local LGBT groups and businesses, and showcases the area to the thousands of tourists our city attracts for Pride.

We are therefore deeply concerned that the Green Party councillors for Queen’s Park ward have been pushing to move the Street Party from the Village and exclude the LGBT community from any ‘consultation.'

Attempting to cut the Gay Village out of the celebrations for Pride weekend is barmy and would never work.

Last year's street party went well. It made money and there was a prompt clean-up after. This year we hope the event will build and diversify during the day with the Women's Performance group in New Steine and a community picnic in Dorset Gardens.

Both the police and the Council are happy for the event to continue where it is, and organisers remain committed to working with all stakeholder groups - including local residents - to ensure that we produce best possible event for all concerned.

The community has worked hard over the years to make this event the success it is and we sincerely hope it continues to thrive for many years to come.

Please sign this petition if you would like to see the Village Street Party remain in the St. James's Street area.

10. Save Plumley's Green Belt

We are opposing attempts to build housing estates on Green Belt land within our village. The plans are neither in keeping with the community or required by the community and are viewed as a profit making scheme and nothing else.

There are enough Brown Field sites in the UK to support our housing needs for the forseeable future so any attempts to build on Green Belt should be strongly opposed. Save our Green Belt!

11. Allow lllinois municipalities to make their own retirement benefit decisions for employees


The Problem?
The Illinois pension system is in jeopardy. If we continue to provide lavish, outdated pensions to newly-hired government employees, our state and local governments could be bankrupt in just a few years.

The Solution?
Give local government in Illinois an option that stops the flow of NEW EMPLOYEES into the current, broken pension system.

Allow Illinois municipalities to choose the retirement benefit they offer to new employees. They may provide new employees with the current pension system, or they may provide them with a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

12. Support for a Hillsborough Dog Park

Petition to build a fenced in area for dogs in the old ball field on Route 114 across from Patty's Place Restaurant. There is plenty of open space and it is not being used for anything else. It would only take a few chain link fences and a few garbage cans.

Off-leash dog areas, or dog parks, provide a community setting in which people can gather and socialize and where they can observe the interaction of groups of dogs at play. Dog parks the world over allow owners and their dogs to spend time together while the dog satisfies its cravings for canine play and companionship.

There are no dog parks or fenced in areas for pets to roam free in this area, and driving over 40 kms to the nearest one (Centennial Park) is a hassle.

The unconditional love of a companion animal is very beneficial for the elderly, many of whom are unable to properly exercise their dogs and who stand to benefit from taking their dogs to a dog park.

So if you would like to see an un-leashed dog park in Hillsborough, please sign this petition.

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13. VBH ELO-NO!!!

The Village of Barrington Hills is seeking to enact an Exterior Lighting Ordinance that will significantly restrict resident's rights to choose how they illuminate their homes, driveways and landscapes.

The Ordinance was drafted at the request of the Village Board by the Plan Commission, and is now being considered by the ZBA for approval and subsequent forwarding to the Board.

Most in the village believe the Ordinance is too restrictive. Anything from a simple, single floodlight to the wattage of the lighting at one's doorway would be regulated with fines imposed for non-compliance regardless if you live on one or one hundred acres.

We believe this is wrong, and hope that you agree with your petition signature.

14. No to Scone Supermarket

A & J Stephens Ltd has applied for planning permission for an as yet un-named superstore in Scone. The store floor area will be 3500sqm. with almost 300 parking spaces.

Details of the application can be found on
http://193.63.61.22/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=KNFPS0MK03R00

15. Freedom of Choice

On June 15, 2009, the Village of Rossville economy...

16. Reduce the speed from 30mph to 25mph on Prairieview Parkway

Speeding in residential areas is one of the most common sources of citizen complaints to the police. Yet because speeding must compete with other problems for police attention, problems that may appear far more serious, the police often do not devote a lot of resources to it.

Speeding in residential areas causes five basic types of harm:
- it makes citizens fear for children's safety
- it makes pedestrians and bicyclists fear for their safety
- it increases the risk of vehicle crashes
-it increases the seriousness of injuries to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists struck by a vehicle
-it increases noise from engine acceleration and tire friction.

17. Preserve the Far West Village/Rezone the C6-1 District

The Far West Village is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods, which community groups and preservationists have fought for years to preserve and protect from over development.

However, there is a six block section of the Far West Village which still contains an anomalous and outdated zoning designation that encourages out-of-scale development, and strongly encourages hotel, dormitory, or office development in a predominantly residential but mixed-use neighborhood.

While this area is now part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, only a change to the zoning can ensure that any new development here truly respects the scale and character of the neighborhood.

18. Save our Village of Ashton

In 2000, The rural Township of Goulbourn was amalgamated with 10 other rural, suburban and urban municipalities to form the City of Ottawa.

This was done without the consent of any taxpaying voter in the former municipalities. Since amalgamation, taxes have risen almost 40%, yet services to the rural areas have gone down, and the representation has been eroded to 1 counsellor for a combined ward of the former townships of Rideau and Goulbourn.

The village of Ashton is split between the Township of Beckwith and the former township of Goulbourn. This causes complications in terms of services provided as well in terms of long-term plan of the village itself. The the residents of the Goulbourn side of Ashton pay far more in taxes than the Beckwith residents for less service.

We believe that the time has come for Ashton to be united as a village so that we can build and prepare for future growth in the village and the surrounding lands.

19. Bring back the Blackrock ATM Machine

Bank of Ireland have removed the only main street ATM machine serving Blackrock Village in County Louth. With the result that in-shop machines cannot cope with the excess demand that the local public are now placing.

The situation currently is that not only are we without an ATM machine but the nearest inshop machines are usually out-of-order.

20. Petition For Another Turcotplan

The government's plan to build a new highway that will be built right alongside the existing elevated structure. While nobody denies that the Turcot Interchange is in need of repair, the proposed lower structure will have a negative impact on public health, on our environment and on the socio-economic development of the South-West.

Not only does this project lack vision, it will endanger Montrealers' health and well-being:

* Residents of the South West borough will be even further exposed to the negative effects of automobile generated air pollution from a lower highway structure;

* The project will further contribute to greenhouse gases; No attempt is being made to reduce car traffic.

* Hundreds of people will be expropriated and their homes torn down: A community will be destroyed.

* A walled highway will fence in many South West communities, effectively stunting their long term growth and socio-economic development.

Other cities around the world have managed to conceive and build grand projects that do respect environmental goals.

Here in Quebec, it is possible to replace Turcot within a framework of sustainable development and of respect for the environment and the local population.

21. Pétition Pour Un Autre Projet Turcot

Le complexe Turcot doit être refait mais le gouvernement veut le remplacer par une structure qui nuira à la santé publique, à l'environnement et au développement du Sud-Ouest de Montréal. Une structure sans aucune vision qui réduira notre qualité de vie de plusieurs façons :

* Les citoyens du Sud-Ouest seront davantage exposés qu'ils ne le sont déjà à la pollution causée par le transport car la nouvelle structure sera moins élevée;

* Le projet contribuera au réchauffement climatique car aucune cible de réduction du nombre d'automobiles n'est prévue;

* De nombreux logements seront détruits et des citoyens seront chassés de leur quartier;

* La nouvelle structure formera un véritable mur qui enclavera certains quartiers du Sud-Ouest comme jamais et freinera son développement à long terme.

D'autres villes à travers le monde ont su concevoir des projets d'envergure tout en poursuivant des objectifs environnementaux. Au Québec, nous pouvons nous aussi faire un nouveau Turcot tout en faisant en sorte qu'il s'inscrive dans une perspective de développement durable.

22. Get Hornet Internet in Manchester Student Village North

Fed up with the internet in MSV? Think you've paid too much for something that barely works? Then sign this petition to get Hornet Internet in the student village!

Since moving into MSV last year in September 2007 I regrettably signed up for the deluxe package of a 2mb connection for a whopping £250. Firstly this is an outrage to charge so much for us students to pay. It’s even more frustrating that you don't always get the full bandwidth speed. Downloading or streaming anything is a joke as it takes bloody ages. I for one ain’t gonna take it no more so I’ve created this petition to get Hornet to supply the internet here in MSV.

On average I can download around 50 kb/s which is 5 times slower than what I should be getting (~250kb/s). I can only imagine what people on the lower package (512kps) are experiencing.

Hornet Internet is so much better in terms of that its cheaper (Private Halls that Hornet provides for charge around £100), faster (10mb connection to each room) and more importantly is more badass than CableCom.

If anyone lived in Halls where Hornet is provided will know that it’s the fastest thing ever and it was so good downloading at 1mb/s.

In conclusion please help me by supporting this petition and I will get into contact with MSV management to see if we can get into some kind of agreement.

Thank You

23. Prevent further measures to stop through traffic passing through Hawkinge Village Centre

There are elements of the Canterbury Road Project, that include plans to (despite the existing bypass) actively discourage through traffic coming into the main Village Centre.

The local shops and Businesses have already suffered due to the bypass - through traffic means passing trade - and it is very likely if the junction priority change at Aerodrome Road, the traffic light priority changes and any other measures to reduce traffic volume and encourage everyone to use the bypass, that at least some of the Businesses may suffer, or indeed close down.

Then there will be no Village Centre to speak of.

Width restrictions, or weight restrictions would be a simple measure to discourage the HGV's. Traffic calming measures would be welcomed.

24. Keep our kids Safe on their way to and from school

It is unsafe for children to walk more than a half mile to school at such a young age.

The weather conditions are unpredictable, they can become ill easily causing missed school days for kids and missed work days for parents.

There are also 3 locally registered sex offenders in the city limits. It’s just a short drive for one of them to get to our kids on their way to school and change their lives forever.

Orting School District needs to provide bus service for kids going to Ptarmigan Ridge from the neighborhoods that are a half mile away or more such as Whitehawk, Carbon River Landing, River’s Egde and Village Green.

25. Willow Road Safety

Community safety in our Village of Lake in the Hills, IL.

Willow Road, threatens us with speeding cars and reckless driving.

It has put our children and community in harms way.

26. Protect RaoGhat Hills and the Mystical Tribals of Narainpur in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh

Raoghat needs to be protected if we have to save planet earth.

One of the Newpaper today stated that a MOU to plunder the Raoghat Hills will be signed at Delhi on 6th August,2007.

If at all this projects comes up it will be doomsday to the beautiful flaura and fauna and the rich culture and traditions of the Indigenous people residing in Bastar.

On 3rd july 2007 the Business Community of Narainpur District in North Bastar called for a "Bund"(closure) .The reason was the fight between the Business Communities of Narainpur and Antagarh District for the ownership of Raoghat Township once the Raoghat mines start.

This looks like a well planned conspiracy to divert the mind of the people from the real issues surrounding the RaoGhat Mines and the Rail Project.Is it because this project was rejected in the nineties by the Enviroment and Forest Ministry?Why the State Government feels that now when there is a worlwide concern to save Environment that they will get clearance from the Ministry?

Why are the sentiments of the Indigenous people being completely ignored?

Has anyone bothered to find out about the name "Rao Ghat"?According to the local belief Rao Ghat is home too the Creator of this world Lord "Raja Rao Natraj" and Goddess "Mata Maoli"(sister of Maa Danteshwari) and their family.

Not only the local people come here to worship daily but also they gather in large numbers throughout the year and take out "Jatra"(procession) of the God and Godess.Even lot of foreign tourist come here to enjoy the wonderful eco-system present at Rao Ghat.

So any mining at RaoGhat will be like destroying the God and Goddess of the Tribals thus will come under the SC/ST Atrocities Act of the Constitution of India.

Is the State Government planning a revolt by the Indigenous people so that they can kill and displace more tribals as they have been doing since the start of Salwa Judum??

Just because "Dalli Rajhara" mines are over Bhilai Steel plant now wants "Rao Ghat" mines.What will happen once the "Rao Ghat" mines are also exhausted?

Is it really the BSP which wants the mines or they are playing in the hands of Tata,Essar,Jindal and other Sponge Iron Units of Chhattisgarh? Afterall the "Bailadilla" mines in Dantewada District which belongs to the NMDC is now being allotted to the likes of Tata Steel,Essar Steel and other mining companies?

In the days of Global Warming,Tsunami and Weather Change do we really need to destroy the most beautiful and amazing eco-system still existing in RaoGhat?

Is BSP playing in the hands of Tata and Essar Steel?
Are we not worried that our future generation won't have fresh air to breathe or will there be a future generations at all???

The Locals in Raoghat area have strong belief in their God and Goddess and they feel that if RaoGhat is disturbed it will bring an end to the human race.

Is the State Government and the Government at the Center listening?May be the State Government and the Business Community for once should think about what they are leaving for the future generations and not their immediate gains....

As per the provisions of the Constitution of India, the resolve of the village council is supreme in Bastar District. No body can play with the resolve of the tribal village council. However, contrary to those provisions, state government is acting as the agent of the private industrial houses, did not bothered to educate the tribals about the importance of public hearing at a village council to manage the favorable resolve of the village council.

27. The Villages At Rancho El Dorado Clubhouse Use

By signing this petition you are supporting the reservation acceptance for The Villages Clubhouse to any Village Resident.

And that the Board of Directors not excluding outside organizations from using the clubhouse as long as it is reserved by a Village Resident.

28. Admiral Place / Admiral's Village Development

In 2005, after the Simcoe County Board of Education received no interest from
any government agencies or municipal governments, the Admiral Senior Public
School was considered surplus and put out for competitive bid.

In 2005, two Collingwood businessmen were the successful bidders for the
property. After an exhaustive environmental and architectural review the
building was determined to be both environmentally and structurally unsafe and
needed to be torn down.

Following the Planning Act process the developers obtained the following; a demolition permit,
proper rezoning of the property, a comprehensive historical impact study and
finally an approved site plan in November of 2006. The project was being tendered
and ready for construction starting in the spring of 2007.

Meanwhile, a new town council was elected and took office in January 2007.
The newly elected Mayor and several elected councillors were endorsed during
the election by a special interest group who adamantly opposed the Admiral
project.

In a unprecedented motion, the newly elected Mayor introduced a motion to
rescind the site plan and the Historical Impact Study. This motion narrowly
passed by a 5 to 3 margin effectively reversing all the approvals granted by the
previous council.

By revoking the approval of the project, a significant breach of promise has
occurred. Businesses now thinking of relocating or expanding in Collingwood will
be skeptical that an unstable local council can rescind prior approved building
permits based upon the whims of a special interest group.

29. Americana Village Condominium Association Maintenance Fees

Some homeowners have the same square footage lot but don't pay the same amount of maintenance fees per month.

30. Save North West Leicestershire Post Offices

Since 1997 Labour have overseen the closure of 4,723 post offices. North West Leicestershire has lost many village Post Offices in places such as Blackfordby, Albert Village and Coleorton. Post Office branches are vital if we are to combat both social and financial exclusion, and this Government wants to continue destroy this vital network by closing a further 3000 Post Offices.

Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen advocates the freeing up of subpostmasters and postmistresses, to provide a greater range of products and services, as well as a scheme whereby people with concerns about a range of Government services can use their local Post Office as a kind of 'Government GP'. This can advise on issues such as tax returns, pension entitlements and the opening hours of local pharmacies.