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Petitions

You can send us petitions to raise awareness of issues we might be able to help with. 

We have to take action if a certain number of people have signed a petition.

Petitions scheme (PDF/47KB/7 pages)

We also host e-petitions.

Recent petitions

Details of petitions received within the past six years can be found below.

 Date received Topic No. of signatories Action
16 June 2011 Petition entitled, “Save Grange Lido. This is part of our heritage."  805 Letter of response sent to petition organiser on 22- 06-11. Update on progress of Berners Regeneration Scheme, which includes the Lido, Berners Pool and Berners Car Park, to be presented to Council’s Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee at a future meeting (representation which has been made through the petition will also be reported at the meeting).

Further letter sent to petition organiser on 04-07- 11 advising that they may present the petition to Council’s Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 07-07-11 if they so wish. In addition, organiser advised that they will be informed of the date of the meeting to which a report on the Scheme will be presented.

10 November 2011  

Disabled Parking in Kendal – South Lakeland District Council proposes charging Blue Badge holders full parking price from April 2011 in all its car parks in Kendal. If you disagree with this proposal, please sign below.

 204  

Letter of response sent to petition organizer on 11- 11-11 advising that a report on parking fees, including proposals relating to disabled car park users due to be considered by Cabinet at its meeting on 16-11-11, at Kendal Town Hall and advising how to access the agenda and papers for the. In addition, organizer advised that the petition has been brought to the attention of Cabinet members so that they are aware of it in considering the recommendations contained in the report.

12 December 2011  

Keep Car Parks Working For Ulverston – We, the undersigned, believe that car parking charges in Ulverston should be set in a way which supports our local businesses, traders and amenities. We therefore deplore the recently announced evening car park charges and wish to see these revoked.

 815  

Petition was presented at Resources Overview & Scrutiny meeting on Friday 16 December 2011.

Proposed car parking charges to be considered at a special meeting of Full Council (date to be confirmed).

1 May 2012

Save Our Green Spaces - We, the undersigned, request South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) to hold a local poll on the land allocations development plan document (DPD) in advance of the Independent Evaluation by the Planning Inspector, with arguments both for and against being given equal publicity. This poll should ask the question: Do you support the SLDC Land Allocations Document - YES or NO? Such a poll will allow all residents the opportunity to express an opinion on whether the published DPD is the best way to meet affordable homes targets or whether an alternative strategy, which does not involve the widespread destruction of our green spaces, should be developed.

3,714 (855 e-petition, 2,859 paper petition)

Petition was presented at a special meeting of Full Council on 16 May 2012 where it was considered by Members.

The petition was received and noted by Council, but the request to hold a poll was refused.