Simon Bell

  • signed Police station 2017-10-07 12:44:34 +0100
    It is bonkers to close local police stations and police SNT hubs.

    We need more not less visible policing.

    Fight to keep Ealing's police station

    45 signatures

    Local police stations create a visible presence.  Stations also create a higher presence as officers come and go for their breaks, at the beginning and end of their shift and when they have to secure their CS spray, a registered firearm arm which has to be locked in a designated place. 

    Funding for local police services has been cut by both the Government and the Mayor, while people's safety and communities are being put at risk.  The lease for the Ealing Police Station expires in 4 years.

    Unbeknown to many residents, we have already lost our counter service at Ealing Police Station. 

    Aside from a proposal for a new counter service as part of the new council building when it eventually transpires there are no plans from the current council to ensure a police station is retained in Ealing.

    With the population set to increase by 10% over the next 10 years it is ludicrous that Ealing is faced with the possibility of no local station.

    Jo Baldwin Trott, Lib Dems candidate for the Cleveland Ward served as an officer for Avon and Somerset Police. 'In the area I policed in Bristol the crime rate significantly increased when the local police station closed. The fear of crime also increased due to the reduced visibility of officers. The local criminals knew that the police would take longer to respond and took advantage of this'.

    We the undersigned call on London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Government to keep Ealing and Southall police stations open and fund the service properly; and Ealing Council to stand up to the Mayor and the Government on this issue.

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  • signed Ealing's Cinema 2017-10-31 20:42:36 +0000

    Petition: Give priority to Ealing's Cinema and open it as soon as possible

    Petition to the new owners of the Ealing Cinema site: St George.

    1,093 signatures

    Unfortunately the Ealing Cinema site has been sold to another developer AGAIN. In August 2016 it was announced that the site had been sold by Land Securiites to St George PLC, the developers of the still-unfinished Dickens Yard development.

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    Cllr Jon Ball said:

    "Ealing residents demand that a new cinema is built as soon as possible, after this sorry saga of delay after delay.

    "I have concerns about St George taking over the site. I have sought assurances that St George will be going ahead immediately to implement the Filmworks development that Land Securities planned."

    Ealing has been without a cinema for almost a decade, and this is the second time the site has changed hands because the developer has decided not to start construction.

    Will you sign our petition to the developers St George?

    We the undersigned call upon Michael Bryn-Jones, Managing Director of St George PLC to make the construction of the already planned Filmworks scheme a priority, and to open the new cinema as soon as possible.

     

    Note that the original petition text was "We the undersigned call upon Michael Bryn-Jones, Managing Director of St George PLC to make the construction of the already planned Filmworks scheme a priority, announce a completion date, and provide reassurances that there is still interest from Picturehouse Cinemas to run the venue."

     

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