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Roseline arrived in the UK in September 2004 from Nigeria on a student visa, to study for a Masters Degree at Leeds University. She unexpectedly developed end stage renal failure in 2005 and remained on dialysis until she received a kidney transplant in July 2009.
Roseline applied for leave to remain in the UK but was refused. Roseline’s consultant has stated that unless she is able to continue taking immunosuppressant drugs, which are costly and unavailable in parts of Nigeria, her transplanted kidney will fail and she would have to resort to dialysis again –a treatment she could not afford. Without this she will die.
UPDATE 22nd SEPTEMBER 2012: The UKBA have considered the submissions Rose has made as a fresh claim. They have decided that there are insufficient factors to justify allowing Rose to remain in the UK and her application has been refused. The judicial review was to challenge the decision not to consider a fresh claim so there are now no grounds for judicial review. Rose’s lawyers are preparing grounds for an appeal. Please continue to support Rose in the face of this unconscionable decision – Rose’s consultant submitted evidence which included details of the fate of someone denied anti rejection medication and this decision was made in full knowledge of what Rose will face if returned.
UPDATE: Rose's hearing has been postponed until after the 8th October but the Home Secretary is due to make a decision on her application to stay in the UK on compassionate grounds on 21 September. Please write to the Home Secretary and urge her to grant Rose leave to remain in the UK. Rose's consultant has submitted new medical evidence as to how critical it is that she remain in the UK. The National Kidney Federation have written to the Home Secretary in support of Rose's cases.
Please add your support to Rose's campaign. More information is available at the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/315098168561449/384323581638907/?notif_t=group_activity
Dangerous bend in New Road/Kiln Barn Road, Ditton. This is a narrow bend with HGVs crossing onto the other side of the road to use this bend. This bend is not wide enough to cater for the size of the HGVs using this bend. It is in close proximity of Ditton Junior School where parents and guardians walk their children to school on the pavement around this bend.
These vehicles use 24 hours - 7 days a week. We suffer noise from these HGVs night and day. The summer is worse as certain residents have to leave their garden and go inside.
This petition is reserved to students, parents (or guardians) and teachers of Livingston Parish schools. All signers are subject to investigation of their actual registration to a Livingston Parish school.
Since the beginning establishment of Livingston Parish education of Louisiana, USA, a strict and demanding dress code has been in effect and taken it's toll on students, parents and instructors alike. This petition has the intention of giving the school bored the idea to at least consider removing or lowering the standards of the uniformed dress code of Livingston Parish. The suggested dress code is as fallows.
1. Shoes must be worn
2. No excessively large, torn, or worn-out clothing will be permitted.
3. No patches, emblems, or advertisements of a suggestive, indecent or obscene nature will be allowed.
4. Clothing designed for an undergarment shall not be worn as an outer-garment.
5. Clothing must cover the shoulder of students with a garment of at least three (3) inches in width. No muscle shirts,basketball jerseys, tank tops or spaghetti strap tops will be permitted unless worn as a vest-type garment over a shirt with sleeves.
6. Halter tops will not be permitted.
7. Shorts and skirts may be worn if the length extends to the tip of the longest finger with the arm fully extended downward.
8. Midriffs, cleavage, or backs will not be exposed.
9. Underclothing will be worn.
10. See-through clothing will not be permitted.
11. Headdress will not be worn in buildings.
12. Taps, cleats, or spikes on shoes will not be permitted.
13. Any style of clothing tending toward immodesty will be prohibited.
14. Facial hair must be neatly trimmed.
15. Gang related apparel or any apparel conveying racial overtones is prohibited.
16. Clothing, hats, caps or other personal property which advertises or promotes the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs shall be prohibited.
17. Clothing, hats, caps or other personal property which conveys obscene, lewd, or vulgar comments, messages or portraits shall be prohibited.
18. Clothing, hats, caps or other personal property which portray sexual double entrendres shall be prohibited.
19. Clothing, hats, caps or other personal property which portray or include comments which are harassing, threatening or demeaning to a certain group of people shall be prohibited.
20. All pants, shorts, skirts, etc., shall be worn with the waistband or beltline around the waist and above the hips.
21. Clothing, hats, caps or other personal property which shall cause a disruption to the learning process or which serves as a hazard to the safety of students shall be prohibited.
22. Anything not covered in the code that is distracting to either a teacher or student should be brought to the attention of the administration.
23. For the safety and well being of all students and staff, coats, jackets, windbreakers, vests, and other similar outer garments which extend below the knee in length shall be prohibited.
24. Students shall not wear any attire which shall impinge upon the health, safety, and welfare of the students and employees within the district.
25. Extreme hair coloring and bizarre hairstyles (such as the Mohawk longer than 6" in length) can be considered detracting to the student body and will not be tolerated.
26. Students with more than ordinary amounts of pockets are subject to search by school officials.
27. Chains, spikes and other potential weapons are not permitted by the dress code and can be confiscated by school officials.
In other words, there will be no dictation of the color or type of the shirts, nor will shirts be required to be tucked in or belts be worn at all times. Hair can be worn in any fashion, however can not be covering the eyes during lecture or conversation between student and instructor as a sign of respect. Extreme hair coloring may distract the learning environment, and would not be tolerated by this dress code. The initial idea behind this new dress code written by the students for the students will create a whole new learning experience for it's pupils. The current dress code adds stress and actually makes it harder to find clothes rather than make everything simpler as intended.
Students, however, should be trained in a uniform fashion at a younger age. This will prepare them for whats waiting as an adult and get them used to the idea of being prepared for their futures. Older students who have already learned this lesson would have it in their best interest to express themselves in a positive way through clothing.
By denying the students' choice; rather than allowing their ability to choose, actually harnesses the students mind to a negative state, giving the children the feeling of being oppressed and controlled. The learning environment should be stimulating and an enjoyable place to arrive to every day. Many students have dropped out just for their ability to dress the way they choose. Allowing students more freedom by passing this new dress code may stop drop-outs tremendously.
Students who harass, segregate or make another feel inferior due to the clothes worn by another is subject to severe punishment under this new dress code. The freedom to dress as wished can be revoked from constantly troublesome students.
The message we, the student body, are sending is this,
"As a student of a registered Livingston Parish school, I am obligated to express my opinion and sign this petition in support of it, regardless of its approval or disapproval by the school board. My opinion is as fallows, we as children live in an age where choice becomes more limited everyday, the farther in life we go. When I graduate from high school, I will either go to college or start working and as a working citizen, I will be subject to dress as society wishes. My childhood should be about freedom, and let me be just what I want to be before the world of work and industry chooses for me. I swear, by signing this petition, that I want my voice to be heard. I want to make a difference and make my learning environment more pleasurable for me and my fellow students."
The message the concerned parents of Livingston Parish students is as fallows, "We, the parents of a presently attending student of Livingston Parish, agree that a child should have the right to choose how he or she is to be portrayed in the learning environment. I understand that my child could be harassed or secluded by the way he or she chooses to dress and my child accepts the consequences. No complaints will be made as I so solemnly swear by signing this petition to help make Livingston Parish more appealing to the student body and my child in particular."
The instructors that object to the current dress code agree to the fallowing statement, "I am a registered educator of a registered Livingston Parish school, and as such I see that there is little to no harm in students choosing the way he or she dresses. I feel that my instructing within and outside my classroom will not be negatively impacted by the new dress code."
As such, this petition will remain in effect until the limit of signatures is reached to convince the school board that this is a supported idea by students, parents and staff of Livingston Parish.
Please consider our feelings towards this matter and God bless.
West Kingsdown has had a very popular bus service scrapped by the conservative party in 2002 leaving those elderly and disabled expected to pay out full fare on other means of transport, even though they have half fare passes and free passes.
Without the popular service the elderly and disabled are expected to travel a minimum of 6 miles for a pulbic service. The Conservatives are the problem here as they all use cars and they say everyone can walk 6 miles. They just sit on their backsides all day and do nothing
Birstall Parish Council have recently enforced a bye law which has been in place for 15 years but never enforced.
This has been done without any prior warning or notice to the residents of Birstall most of whom do not know this bye law exsists.
The council are of the opinion if dogs are kept on leads the fouling problem will improve on the playing fields and will not except responsible dog owners who are capable of excercising their pets and cleaning up the mess.
It has been about 3 or more months since our water flow to our homes has been running slow.
It was brought to our (neighborhood) attention that the water pressure is low because of the size of the water line is to small. We are not sure why all of a sudden the water pressure slowly flows. It takes a long time for water to flow for us to shower, cook, wash clothes, dishes, water the lawn, wash cars, etc.
Along with the water pressure our fire hydrants are out dated. Between five streets there are two fire hydrants. We have lost several home destroyed because of this.
With water pressure so low now, we are afraid if a fire starts, we could lose an entire neighborhood.
March 08, 2006
This is a petition for The Livingston Parish Pubic School System about removing uniforms.
In 1999 the school board sent a survey home with students for their parents asking weather or not they would like to see their students wear uniforms. The rules were no where near as strict as they are now. And if the survery was not returned it was counted as a yes vote.
Over the past five years the policy has goten stricter. The school system spends more time dealing with uniform violations then dealing with adademics.
This petition is for the removoal of school uniforms in the Livingson Parish School System.
Our parish is in deperate need of an animal shelter. And as we are researching funding, locations, etc,
we would like to get community support.
The shelter will cut down disease risks and road hazards, not to mention the turning over of trash cans ect. Please show your support by signing.
Throughout the entire 2003 recreational baseball season, there has been continuous confusion and conflict, which we feel originates from the new P.P. Recreational Supervisor, Catherine V. Billiot. We are quite concerned that these problems will continue to escalate and will not be resolved until someone intervenes.
1. Game schedules, times and dates, have constantly changed throughout the season and Parish, causing confusion and inconvenience to all involved.
2. Mrs. Billiot is very rude and disrespectful and speaks to people as if they are children. She has the attitude that she's "THE BOSS" (which she has repeatedly stated to coaches, parents, parish employees and others involved) and things will be her way, with no compromise or discussion.
3. There is obvious partiality toward the Buras area by Mrs. Billiot. An example of this is the number of games played in Boothville and Port Sulphur compared to the games played in Buras. This includes tournaments.
Braids are just a form of strands of hair together in a braid. Braids have been apart of a heritage for a lifetime. It is not a fad, or a hair sytle made up by a group of people. It can be a very neat hair sytle for the boys and girls in the Washington Parish Schools.
We as mothers and fathers and friends of these students would like them to have the right to wear braids to school.
Watertown High School's best ED teachers is being dismissed due to budget cuts. She has been the only teacher to sit down and help me do work comfortably. Her dismissal will cause my fellow students and I immense dismay. I hope that seeing the importance of Tia Parish will help you to change you mind.
When we purchased our properties, land and/or home, we were advised that no new trailers or temporary living structures were permitted on Laurie Dr.