Separate Petition exemption from Low Emission Zones please sign

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  1. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Dear everyone,

    I found a separate e-Petition which specifically requests exemption for Low Emissions Zones. It is different from the petition on emission charges.

    Even if you dont currently live in a LEZ zone please consider signing the petition, it is possible that in future these zones may be installed in all major cities in the UK and more of us will have to touch or pass through an LEZ. As we currently live in an LEZ if we are not given exemption it looks like we wont be able to afford the £200 per day fine and will have to get rid of our beloved mh and we dont want to do that.

    I dont know what the legal definition of a campervan is, but I am hoping and presuming it refers to all motorhomes large or small, if not perhaps we need to someone get the petition amended so it includes all sizes.

    THE PETITION READS

    "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to grant an exemption to campervans in the Low Emission Zone. More details


    The petition link is Petition to: grant an exemption to campervans in the Low Emission Zone. | Number10.gov.uk

    Deadline to sign up by: 02 June 2009

    Please pass this on to any motorhome and camping magasines, clubs etc etc so that the word can be spread.

    Thank you all so much for reading this

     
  2. Wildman

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    I have signed the petition, however I thought responsibility and control of the LEZ lay not with the government but the Lord Mayor of London, I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. I seem to remember contacting my MP about it ages ago. That being the case maybe we should also be lobbying the Lord Mayors Office as well.
     
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    My signature has been put on the list

    Cheers
     
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    Ive signed
     
  5. GJH

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    I'm sorry to be blunt but we have just seen - This Thread - that petitioning No 10 on this subject is a waste of time.

    LEZ legislation is a power which has been given by parliament to local authorities and any changes to that power will require amendment of national legislation.

    By all means put together petitions but please direct them at people who can take the action requested as, otherwise, it's a waste of time. Alternatively, contact the London Mayor's office direct. I have done that on a number of occasions and my pleas have been rejected but if enough people do it then maybe they might change their minds.

    Graham
     
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    Hi, Graham

    I agree, do you know if its possible to run an online partition to the Mayor's office.

    Braunston

     
  7. GJH

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    I don't think so - the No 10 thing was just one of Blair's ways of conning us into thinking the government cared so I don't think anyone else has taken a similar step :BigGrin:

    However, in looking at the Mayor's web site I came across some Good News - seems that Boris is looking at not taking the scheme any further, which means that anyone with a van lighter than 3.5 tonnes is going to be OK.

    Graham
     
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