Online Petition.

Quick post to let you know that due to huge demand to do so, we now have the petition online if you still haven’t signed it.

It’s here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savewilkos/ : please feel free to tweet, put on facebook, pass to friends. I think BBC Radio Nottingham are running another piece on it tomorrow and I’m going to use a couple of free hours to do collect more signatures. We are being listened to, but we still need to be shouting.

Huge thanks to James Williams who set the petition up.

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7 thoughts on “Online Petition.

  1. Steve Barber says:

    I’ve had an interview with Radio Nottingham and have been invited into the studio tomorrow morning (Monday) for a live broadcast at 07:00!

    My line is that we’ve all known about the tram for several years and those who could have done something have chosen to do nothing, believing the doubters that it would never happen. Chickens have now come home to roost and we all now need to act as quickly as possible to ensure Wilkos are going to be back in Beeston ASAP and that jobs are properly safeguarded.

    This petition has hopefully really woken up a few slumberers.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Steve Carr says:

    Just to let you know that I have included these petition in my next ward leaflet. Hope this helps

    Steve Carr

  3. Barbara Wand says:

    The petition appears to be more an anti tram petition than a keep Wilkinson petition. Such a stance would be a disaster for Beeston and for this reason I will not sign and will urge others not to sign.

    • beestonia says:

      Hi Barbara: I will state upfront that this campaign is not in any way anti-tram, pro-tram, labour, tory, lib dem…simply as the terms state, to preserve the amenity that is Wilkos and the jobs it provides. If you’d followed the campaign from the start you would realise this has always been an important point: we have an unambiguous direct proposition.

      The online petition does have a comments field for signaturees and its inevitable that the divisiveness of the tram leaks through on this as people seek to apportion blame. I neither condone or condemn these messages, they do not change the petition’s tenet. For the record, Beestonia has always ran a pro, yet pragmatic line on the tram, and many of the signaturees have been the real cheerleaders for the tram.

      I urge you thus to reconsider your decision to not sign. There is no cynical hidden agenda, no apportioning of blame: the petition was simply borne out of the frustration of ordinary Beestonians to losing a shop that is a life-line to many; and to secure the jobs of the 56 staff who face an uncertain future. If you are still unconvinced, and still believe this is an anti-tram ploy done on the sly, then I’m sorry you think this way and will not try to convince you further.

    • Steve Carr says:

      That’s right. Steve Barber is very pro-tram and I am pretty pro-tram!

  4. Javid says:

    We only need Anna Soubry to now jump on this bandwaggon and we can roll.

  5. Steve Carr says:

    It would be interesting to know what you mean by this throw away comment!?

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