Ah I see, there should be a qualifier on the petition then:
" By signing this petition , you hereby confirm the following:
1. I am in full time employment and not just an idle pensioner using my free bus pass to incite trouble in small towns
2. I am a resident of Marple (not Mellor, High Lane, Strines or Compstall either)
3. I would only ever sign any petitions that relate to exactly the area I live in and no more "
Perhaps the fact that they are coming to Marple tells us something about the quality of life here.