With a hat tip to Leithal WitÂ - actually we just lifted the whole post.
One of the best things about the Scottish Parliament is our ability to petition it direct and have msp’s actually consider it.
Members of the Canongate Community Forum have raised two e-petitions to the Scottish Parliament.
calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to introduce legislation to provide greater protection and increased powers for local communities in respect of the ownership and use of common good land.
calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to ensure the Planning (Scotland) Bill, currently being considered by the Scottish Parliament, provides greater protection for listed buildings and conservation areas and greater community involvement, including consideration of alternative community proposals, in the decision making process.
Please sign these petitions as soon as possible. The deadline is 5th May 2006.Â