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The University of Birmingham have announced plans to make 114 staff redundant or force them to work anti social hours contracts.
Staff directly supporting students and there wellbeing are affected.
*Cut in staff looking after students in student accommodation and downgrading their skills;
*Sports Centre, Security and Cleaning.
The anti social hours contracts are forcing staff with caring responsibilities for children and parents to work evenings and weekends.
All the cuts are to frontline staff, not senior managers.
Warren Farm is an open area of 24.8 hectares between Olde Hanwell and Windmill Lane in Ealing, West London (http://bit.ly/ZLigeD). It is protected as Metropolitan Open Land, a status that puts it on a par with Green Belt land. It is currently open to the public for a wide range of organised and non-organised activities. Ealing Council are proposing to remove public access to over 2/3rds of the area.
This petition believes the proposal has been poorly thought through, poorly consulted with relevant communities and provides negligible benefit to the community.
The current plans between Ealing Council and Queens Park Rangers can be seen at;
Planning Reference No; P/2012/5124; http://www.pam.ealing.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=156419
More information on the proposals can be found at; http://www.wfig.org.uk/
The image, top-right, is an artists impression of the massive developments planned.
These plans are ill thought out, provide little benefit to the community whilst taking away a great deal;
•Public open space will be lost where local residents can easily walk, relax and play games as they have previously done for generations.
•The community area will only be 1/3 of what it was, an loss of 2/3 of the existing sports grounds.
•The community will lose all 11 full-sized football pitches to be replaced with only small pitches for the local league clubs to play on.
•The new cricket pitches will be overlapped by the football pitches making them unusable at the same time.
•All ten existing Netball courts will be lost.
•All three Shot Put pits will be lost.
•All six Long Jump tracks will be lost.
•Benefits have been described as ‘various’ but still remain undefined.
•Ealing Council are gaining £0 in rental income.
•Insufficient space will remain for the flying club to train new members.
•Insufficient space will remain for many community events previously held on the grounds.
•The Pride and Joy child nursery will have to move it premises.
•Any increase in noise, light pollution or human activity will adversely affect the human population and the local wildlife including owls, woodpeckers and pipistrelle bats.
The disposal of Warren Farm Sports grounds by Ealing Council will be a great loss to the people of Ealing and those of Hanwell particularly. Please sign this petition to try to prevent its loss and rejuvenate it to the glorious public sports ground it once was.
Port Talbot People Against Inferior Rebuild of Afan Lido
Handy Cross Sports Centre has been providing the people of High Wycombe and its surrounding towns with a superb leisure centre & public sports facility since it was opened in 1975.
A wide range of sports & pastimes have been provided to local residents via various clubs & user groups that use Handy Cross & its facilities as a base. Many of these user groups, High Wycombe Sub-aqua Club being one of them have been operating from Handy Cross on a weekly basis since the sports centre opened 37 years ago.
Wycombe District Council is now planning to redevelop the Handy Cross site. However the proposed new sports centre will not be a like for like replacement as many of the amenities found in the current Handy Cross Sports Centre will not be provided in the proposed new sports centre. Much of the area now occupied by Handy Cross Sports Centre will be given over to the construction of office complexes, a super market, a hotel, a park & ride & a coach station.
We believe that:
1. Any new sports centre must provide true “like for like” facilities. Wycombe District Council should provide a sport centre that is at least equal to if not better than the present Handy Cross Sports Centre.
2. All existing user groups (inclusive of High Wycombe Sub-Aqua Club) should be enabled by Wycombe District Council to continue to participate in their sports in the “new Handy Cross” through the provision of equipment equal to or better than that currently found in Handy Cross Sports Centre;
3. Provision of a real “like for like” replacement is especially important where any failure to provide, or reduction of facilities could impact on training or safety.