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Sawston Library is one of 13 libraries under review by Cambridgeshire County Council. It provides a valued service to a wide spectrum of users – from children to the elderly, casual readers to researchers.
The Friends of Sawston Library are campaigning to make sure that Sawston Library remains open and that the current service is maintained or even improved. We call on Cambridgeshire County Council to recognise the importance of Sawston Library.
For more information, see www.sawstonlibrary.org.uk
This petition has been set up by community representatives of libraries across Cambridgeshire. We aim to present it to Cambridgeshire County Council to demonstrate the strength of local support for libraries.
We will also be making a paper version of the petition available for people to sign who do not have access to the internet. Please provide your full name, postal address and e-mail. These are required by the Council otherwise they will not accept the petition.
Please only sign this petition if you are a local person i.e. someone who lives, owns a business or works in Cambridgeshire, or who attends a school or college in Cambridgeshire at the time the petition is submitted.
HLS are world-renowned animal killers. 500 animals die there every day. One HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences) worker took a beagle out of his cage to get a blood sample. The dog wouldn't stay still so he shook him and jabbed the needle in and made him cry. The dog moved again and he shook him harder and gave him another jab.
Another watched all this and all he did was laugh. HLS are obviously people who find humour in pain and suffering. Another beagle had a chemical used in food packaging shoved down her throat. A woman was trying to inject some rats with a chemical. If a rat cried, she would shake it and yell "shut up rat!" Animal testing is necessary for human medicine, I hear you say. It isn't. In fact, it is dangerously misleading. For example, chimpanzees are immune to HIV and Malaria, penicillin is toxic to guinea pigs, and if you give morphine to cats, they stay awake, if you give to humans, it has the opposite effect. The usual cry from the vivisectors is TINA (there is no alternative).
This is not true. In fact, there are plenty of alternatives to animal testing, like fake skin and organs, human volunteers and computer models. Animal rights activists are, I hear you say, all dangerous maniacs. It is true that some of us, but not all of us. For instance, animal aid only use peaceful methods, as do numerous other groups, and many animal rights activists have also campaigned for people as well, as I have.
Arbury Court Library, in Cambridge, is one of 25 community libraries across Cambridgeshire that are under threat from Cambridgeshire County Council's Library Service Review. Under the plans, the facility could be closed or become a volunteer-run service.
The library currently serves thousands of city residents, mainly in the Arbury, King's Hedges and Chesterton wards, and we believe any reduction in this vital service would be a huge loss to these communities.
Further details on the plans are available at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
For a general petition to protest about library cuts in Cambridgeshire, please visit http://www.cambridgeshireagainstthecuts.org.uk/
A Campaign for free/reduced public transport for all young people under the age of 18 in Cambridgeshire.
Thousands of people watched Torvill and Dean skate to victory - I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to see British skaters go for gold again. For the past few years Cambridge has had an ice rink at Christmas.
These have been huge successes but still there isn't a permanent rink. It would profit the general public and people like me who have to travel 45 mins - 1 hour to get to the nearest ice rink. Skating is an intense calorie burning, beautiful and fun sport, and for England to progress and become a renowned skating country we need many more rinks - so please help me to put England on the map as a skating sensation country
Thank you for reading my petition.
For more information on how you cansupport the mption of an ice rink please go to this website: http://www.cambridgeicentre.org.uk With the help of our petition they hope to convince the council to build an ice rink!
The Campaign Will Be Working To Get Free/Reduced Fares For All Young People Under 18 In Cambridgeshire Who Are Still in Full Time Education.
The A1307 between the A11 and Haverhill (just ten miles) has seen over 16 deaths, 31 Serious Accidents and 99 Slight Injury Accidents in the last five years and since March this year six people (three children) have lost their lives on the road. There are 10 changes of speed limit in 6 miles, several applicable for one third of a mile or less.
We are told that ‘most’ of the fatalities on the A1307 are not related to excessive speed but we believe that if speed limits were reduced then this would have a positive effect. We believe – and we hope that you agree – that this road needs ‘calming’ in the way that only a lower and properly-enforced speed limit can achieve.
The peak period vehicle interval is 1.8 seconds, making this a very difficult road to access at these times of day, however people are still expected to cross the road (up to three lanes of traffic) in the dark with traffic travelling at 60mph just to catch a bus. Two children have lost their lives crossing the road in the last two years.
Vehicles from the villages have to risk their lives to exit their own villages and a roundabout to alleviate these problems and save lives was rejected due to congestion issues related to the high volume of traffic on the road – they just dropped the issue and left residents with the problem. Surprisingly Just four years later Cambridgeshire County Council stated that the road could accommodate an additional 250 lorries per day on the road from a large distribution centre... putting vehicles ahead of people.
Considerable housing and industrial development will continue at Haverhill, inevitably creating even more commuter and HGV traffic on the A1307 but no plans are in place to accommodate it and improvements will inevitably have to come from road safety budgets which mean people have to lose their lives first and this is TOTALLY unacceptable.
We want Cambridgeshire County Council to take immediate action, to reduce speed limits immediately and to make representations to the government for funding to put long term improvements into place.