essex libraries

Victory: Essex libraries

10 Jul 19

Essex County Council have today announced that ALL libraries across the county have been saved from closure. Thanks to campaigners from all over Essex, Bry who started her 38 Degrees petition and over 11,000 people who supported her campaign, County Hall have listened. Last year,...

Asbestos in schools

8 Jul 19

Cancer-causing asbestos is in schools up and down the country. But right now it’s impossible for parents to know if the school buildings their children go to are putting them in danger. Even worse, the government knows all about the problem – but won’t pay...

council tax

End prison sentences for council tax debt

4 Jul 19

“I’m still suffering to this day … It makes you always look over your shoulder.”– Anonymous 40 year old woman imprisoned for 90 days for council tax debt [4]Debt is not a crime. But people in England are being thrown in prison because they can’t...

tents

Stop the throwaway culture of ‘festival tents’

2 Jul 19

“It’s awful to imagine any tent could be branded as single-use, especially as so many precious resources are used to make it,”-Emily Eavis, Glastonbury organiserGlastonbury is over, the clean up has begun, and the UK’s summer festival season has officially kicked off. [1] Nearly every...

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Food bank labels in supermarkets

29 Apr 19

Unable to afford the basics, thousands of families are turning to food banks. It’s heartbreaking that anyone has to rely on donations for their next meal – but this year it’s the reality for more families than ever before. Sainsbury’s found a simple way to...

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Endurance Ojo – petition hand-in

15 Apr 19

On Friday, members of the 38 Degrees staff team travelled to the Home Office to hand in a petition signed by over 36,000 members to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid. The petition is calling on the Home Secretary to grant young father Endurance Ojo asylum...