Agenda item - To receive petitions and e-petitions.
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To receive petitions and e-petitions.
Petitions will be presented to the Mayor at the meeting along with two e-petitions on the following subject:
(a) Dog-free areas in Queen’s Park. Lead petitioner Councillor Fryer.
(b) Do not ban dogs from Queen’s Park. Lead petitioner Paul Mendlesohn.
5.1 The Mayor invited the submission of petitions from councillors. He reminded the Council that petitions would be referred to the appropriate decision-making body without debate and the councillor presenting the petition would be invited to attend the meeting to which the petition was referred.
5.2 Councillor Fryer presented a petition signed by 1526 residents concerning Dog Control Orders in Queen’s Park.
5.3 Councillor Alford presented a petition signed by 30 residents concerning the protection of the grass verge outside of Carden Court.
5.4 Councillor Mitchell presented a petition signed by 27 residents concerning the resurfacing of the pavement in Great College Street.
5.5 Councillor Morgan presented a petition signed by 160 residents concerning parking meters in Whitehawk.
5.6 Councillor A Norman presented a petition signed by 34 residents concerning the extension of the Controlled Parking Zone A to Tivoli Crescent North.
5.7 Councillor Kemble presented a petition signed by 780 residents concerning the replacement of the climbing frame in Stoneham Park.
5.8 Councillor West presented a petition signed by 727 residents concerning Community Base.
5.9 Councillor Peltzer Dunn presented a petition signed by 516 residents, the majority of which being young people, concerning the replacement of the climbing frame in Stoneham Park.
5.10 The Mayor noted that two e-petitions had been submitted and invited Councillor Fryer to present the first e-petition.
5.11 Councillor Fryer presented an e-petition signed by 375 residents, concerning Dog Control Orders in Queen’s Park and requesting that all areas of the park be returned to ‘dog-free’ status which they enjoyed prior to January 2009.
5.12 The Mayor then invited Mr. Mendlesohn to present the second e-petition.
5.13 Mr. Mendlesohn thanked the Mayor and presented an e-petition signed by 68 residents, concerning the reinstatement of the whole of Queen’s Park for the use of dogs. He also presented a written petition signed by 265 residents supporting the e-petition.