UNFAIR DISMISSAL

You could use parts of this to send to your MP.. It is always better to personalise emails and ask one or two direct questions that require an answer, not more, if you rant they can just ignore it as it asks for nothing.

FAB Firework Abatement Campaign have been campaigning for over 2 yrs to ask the UK government to restrict the use of fireworks for the benefit of people and animals.

A recent petition backed by FAB achieved over 100,000 signatures in ONE MONTH, proving with  certainty that many people are just about fed up with random fireworks. We all accept the traditional dates of 5th November and 31st December along with Diwali and Chinese New Year, it is the random use throughout the year and the prolific use during ‘FIREWORK SEASON’, as it has become, that is an issue for many people.

This petition was unfairly denied a debate. Click here for letter that can be sent to your MP to complain of this unfairness and maybe achieve a change of heart from the Petitions Committee. (it is the PC that decide which petitions are debated, regardless of how many signatures they achieve).

Please amend and add your feelings to this letter to your MP..It is very easy to send an email … although a letter is better….Find your MPs postal address here, search by postcode or their name. Info on the letter campaign can be found here.

The petition in question still has over 3 months to run….please continue to share and sign.

 


SIGN HERE please to help FAB stop random fireworks. Read our HOME PAGE to see what we are about…

Please report every incidence of fireworks you hear on our FIREWORK LOG. We are collecting data to prove to the government that random fireworks do occur……They insist fireworks are mostly limited to traditional dates already. We know that is not the case.

Please WRITE TO YOUR MP and let them know how you feel.. If you don’t tell them they will continue to deny the problem.

FAB are asking the government to restrict public USE of fireworks to traditional dates. That works out about 10 days a year. So you can still have them in your gardens around Guy Fawkes and New Year, Diwali and Chinese New Year.. There will still be displays and fireworks competitions as there are now, just no random unexpected fireworks to frighten people and animals.

#fabuk

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It’s not you…it’s all the others!

But just to help….

Don’t drink and drive

Don’t text and drive

Don’t do anything to detract from your concentration…..it’s not you, it’s the other idiots on the road you have to watch out for.

Oh… and other than NYE please don’t celebrate with fireworks…. 5th Nov has long gone and people won’t be expecting them. Animals will be scared and some will be lost/killed/injured, some people will be scared too…. Have a thought for your elderly neighbour, at least warn them …

Please take extra care over the holidays.

SIGN HERE please to help FAB stop random fireworks. Read our HOME PAGE to see what we are about…

Please report every incidence of fireworks you hear on our FIREWORK LOG. We are collecting data to prove to the government that random fireworks do occur……They insist fireworks are mostly limited to traditional dates already. We know that is not the case.

Please WRITE TO YOUR MP and let them know how you feel.. If you don’t tell them they will continue to deny the problem.

FAB are asking the government to restrict public USE of fireworks to traditional dates. That works out about 10 days a year. So you can still have them in your gardens around Guy Fawkes and New Year, Diwali and Chinese New Year.. There will still be displays and fireworks competitions as there are now, just no random unexpected fireworks to frighten people and animals.

#fabuk

 

 

‘VETS NOW’ ARE SUPPORTING CALL FOR SILENT FIREWORKS AT ALL NEW YEARS EVENTS

Vets at the UK’s leading provider of pet emergency care are calling for quiet fireworks at all New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Why not email Amanda Boag, ‘Vets Now’ Clinical Director at ‘Vets Now’  on  marketing@vets-now.com and let them know how you feel about fireworks

Please click HERE to read the whole story

AND just 2 weeks until New Years Eve

Please click on pic and sign this petition to help FAB stop random fireworks…. because it’s  just 2 weeks until New Year and another barrage of fireworks…that’s if not already!!

CLICK HERE  please to help FAB stop random fireworks. Read our home page to see what we are about…

Please report every incidence of fireworks you hear on our firework log. We are collecting data to prove to the government that random fireworks do occur……They insist fireworks are mostly limited to traditional dates already. We know that is not the case.

FAB  are asking the government to restrict public USE of fireworks to traditional dates. That works out about 10 days a year. So you can still have them in your gardens around Guy Fawkes and New Year, Diwali and Chinese New Year.. There will still be displays and fireworks competitions as there are now, just no random unexpected fireworks to frighten people and animals.

 

 

FANTASTIC NEWS

 

Report into using silent fireworks in Edinburgh to go ahead

PLEASE help FAB campaign by emailing  Joanna Mowat councillor  or on twitter @jmowat) and show her your support.  …. AND/OR contact Edinburgh council and let them know your views..

READ BBC article

GO EDINBURGH… CLICK HERE

Proposal to council which was agreed on Thursday

1) Recognises that the fireworks set off regularly in the city add excitement, colour and gaiety to celebrations in Edinburgh but that there is an impact from these regular fireworks on the residents living close to the launch sites and that there are concerns that the increasing scale of such may be having adverse impacts and

2) Calls for a report in two months to investigate:

a. What impact the noise of the bangs has on the health and wellbeing of people and animals;

b. What damage may be caused to property from the vibrations from the large pyrotechnic displays;

c. What other options are available for keeping the spectacle but reducing the impact such as silent fireworks.

 

READ the Times Article

PLEASE help FAB campaign by emailing  Joanna Mowat councillor  (or or on twitter @jmowat   ) and showing her your support. OR contact Edinburgh council and let them know your views..

This is a huge step forward and if they get enough support for change it may happen..but if no one bothers why should they? screenshot-2016-12-15-12-24-30

 

MP Letter Campaign

THE MP LETTER CAMPAIGN

Send your MP’s response to Diane

(preferably: email/text, jpg/png, pdf)

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Your MP

The only people in Britain who can change the law are MPs. They are, therefore, our most important audience. FAB has been at the forefront of the UK campaign to make a restriction on firework use by the general public a political issue. The way to support us is by writing to your MP. Every letter and email counts.

Progress comes from engaging with the system and advancing what is an overwhelmingly powerful argument with patience and determination.

Writing To Your MP

Many MPs gauge public opinion by the number of letters and emails they receive on a particular subject, so writing to them is important.

You can either e-mail your MP or write by regular mail. Some people think a letter is more likely to get a response, but there’s probably no truth in that. However, most MPs will reply by post.

You can write to your MP as often as you like, but if you regularly bombard him or her with irate e-mails, the chances are you will be ignored.

How Do I Contact My MP?

To find out who your MP is and to email  go to  writetothem.com  and enter your postcode into the box. The click on MP..

For snail mail, which is better, the postal address is:

(Name of MP, e.g. George Osborne MP)

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

If you wish to obtain any other specific details about your MP, then you can contact their local surgeries or their secretaries by calling the House of Commons Switchboard on 0207 219 3000 and asking to be put through to their office.

Whether you write by post or e-mail, always include at the head of your letter or e-mail:

Your full name and address, including post code (very important).

If you don’t include your full address, your letter will be ignored, as MPs are only obliged to respond to their own constituents.

What To Include In The Letter

Keep it short. The basic letter should be no more than one side of A4, although you can include additional information such as photocopies or scans of documents etc.

A carefully considered letter is far more effective, and will attract greater support, than an intense, ill-thought out tirade. Don’t make more than one, or perhaps at most two key points and keep your argument factual, if possible backing it up it with references to research documents, newspaper reports etc.

It’s always good advice to plan your letter or email carefully, to leave it for a few hours and then to read it again before posting. That way you can be sure of making the points you intended to make. Ensure you include your full name and address.

It is always important that you ask your MP something concrete; for example ask them whether they would support moves to reform current firework laws, or you could just ask them to clarify their position and give reasons for it.

If the issue you are raising is of particular relevance to you, then ensure you highlight your personal interest because your MP is more likely to pay greater attention it.

If you have a question for a minister, the convention is that you write to your MP and ask him or her to pass your letter or e-mail onto the minister on your behalf. You don’t need to know the minister’s name, just their correct title.

The golden rules when writing to your MP is to include contact details, be formal but polite, keep it short, make one or at most two points and ask a direct question to discover his or her attitude to the issue at hand.

Your MP splits their time between their constituency office, and their parliamentary office where they are required to attend debates and meetings in the House of Commons.

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The FAB Guide To Lobbying MPs

Lobbying is the process of attempting to influence the decisions made by officials in the government. As a member of the public, the best mechanism you have to do this is through the use of your local MP. If you don’t attempt to inform and influence the decision making process then your concerns won’t be heard or considered. Don’t leave it to someone else to speak up for you, they might not exist!

Whether or not you voted for your local MP, or even agree with their political views, you can lobby them to gain their help with your campaign. They are able to submit parliamentary questions, write a letter to the relevant minister, or even arrange a meeting with the minister responsible for the issue of concern to you. Lobbying also enables you to force an MP to show where their allegiance lies on a particular subject.

Other than writing to them, you can lobby your MP in a number of ways: You can set up a meeting with them or use your local media by getting them to raise the issue or highlight a campaign, challenging your MP for a response.

Politicians are particularly keen to be seen engaging with young people, so if you are first-time voter, make that clear from the outset.

You can request a meeting with your MP at anytime. The easiest way, however, is to request an appointment during their ‘surgery’ hours. All MPs hold local surgeries – the dates, times and locations are advertised in advance, you can obtain this information from their own website or by contacting their offices directly.

Needless to say if you do get a meeting with your MP, make an effort to be clean and presentable.  Be polite and have your case prepared in advance so you can make your argument clearly and concisely. Take copies of any supporting documents with you to give to him or her.

NB…. All constituency members are entitled to a free tour of the Houses of Parliament by their MP, by arrangement obviously! This is a good opportunity to raise any issues you might have. If you do, ensure that you have a side of A4 with all points clearly highlighted. In addition to this you can attend any debates in the house, and every week each MP has two tickets to PMQs, if you contact their office they can book you in for free.

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, addresses the House of Commons during her first Prime Minister's Questions in LondonPrime Ministers Questions.. (PMQs)

Another tool that we have at our disposal is a MPs ability to table or sign Early Day Motions. EDMs are good for publicising the views of individual MPs, drawing attention to a specific campaign or event; they can also be used to determine parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view. Write to your MP and say ‘I wish for you to table an Early Day Motion on the following subject ……. for the following reasons……..” be sure to use a convincing argument! You can also ask them to sign and show support for an existing EDM that has already been tabled.

When you have sent your letter or contacted your MP please let us know, we keep a list of those MPs contacted. When you receive your reply, good bad or ugly.. Please  remember to send all MP replies to Diane.

 Thank you and good luck with your lobbying..