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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #300 on: March 27, 2009, 11:47:28 PM »
                    HELP SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM
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Hello all,

If you have been wondering whether or not to sign the petition, or haven't yet and would like to - this is the last weekend when it will be possible.

Please sign if you haven't already - www.gopetition.com/online/24751.html

Also perhaps consider emailing your own contacts to sign, if they agree with you once they've checked out what is said.


Many, many thanks, Nigel :thup: :thup:


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #301 on: April 01, 2009, 06:16:25 PM »
Good write up in the Stourbridge news etc tonight.Dont relax your grip keep it up!! petition handing over tomorrow
lets keep our fingers crossed!!
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #302 on: April 03, 2009, 06:00:27 AM »
How many names were there on the petition when it was handed over?
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #303 on: April 03, 2009, 09:10:44 AM »
We delivered the returned paper copies to Barbara Beadman last Thursday and the official figure from the Friends for both those and the online petition is 6,120 signatures of which 62% came from the West Midlands. They were handed over to Dudley council last night.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #304 on: April 03, 2009, 01:25:59 PM »
That's a very good total, Paul, and the West Midlands signatures % is extremely significant as the council will have to explain to their own voters why they are not listening to the people who voted them into office!


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #305 on: April 03, 2009, 07:36:05 PM »
My email to Cllr Caunt on this matter was deleted without being read, according to the read notification I have just had back.
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Councillor Caunt is not the only person who deletes emails without being read. Sally Orton of Dudley Council appears to operate along similar lines. An email that I sent on 16th February, copied to her among others, has just been deleted by her without being read, today on the 3rd April. Does anyone know of any reason why she should be around six weeks behind in reading her emails? Has she been on extended leave or been ill, perhaps, which would of course be understandable? Or should we just assume that her workload has been so heavy that she has been unable to cope? I'm not sure that I would be very happy if someone in my organisation was so behind on reading their emails, but we are a commercial enterprise as opposed to a council executive, so our expectations may be different.....
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #306 on: April 04, 2009, 10:09:20 PM »
Congratulations to everyone concerned with the petition - those are excellent numbers and there will be no excuse for the Council to ignore it.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #307 on: April 09, 2009, 08:47:19 PM »
Hi just updating everyone on handing the petition in, I attended the council meeting and councillor Tyler spoke passionately about local people having their say about closing the museum and saving the glass heritage.

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/search/4264690.Broadfield_campaigners_slam_council__gag_/


 Since mid February I have been involved in the campaign locally. The save our glass heritage campaign has gained momentum appearing on tv, radio and in the local papers. On 27th February the BBC came to Broadfield House and filmed for 2 hours, Barbara,Allistair our glass designer and I spoke.

 On 20 March we had a local community event attended by MPs and coucillors, as well as the Chairman and President of the British Legion in Kingswinford. Our forthcoming event is a Spring Concert to raise awareness in the local area to save our glass heritage. Please send letters of support for the campaign to Broadfield House Museum, we can display them on the night. Our resident Glass Designer Allistair Malcolm will display his work. Once again dignatories will be invited and of course the press. A local school that has made glass hands will also be displaying their work.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #308 on: April 09, 2009, 10:42:39 PM »
Hi Janet, welcome to the board and thank you for the update. 

Can I ask what date the Spring Concert will be so people know when to get their letters in by?

This might also be a good time to remind UK citizens and ex-pats of the other petition to Downing Street about the proposals for Broadfield House:
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/savebroadfield/


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #309 on: April 10, 2009, 06:31:45 AM »
Hi there Ann!

Yes our Spring Concert is on Saturday 9th May 2009 in a lovely church just behind Broadfield House Glass Museum. The Reverend has been most supportive, as are the community in Kingswinford! Local shops and businesses have come together.

It will be great to receive cards and letters - so we can display them - please mark them spring concert and send to Broadfield - we can pick them up.

After Broadfield winning 2 awards we can keep positive and look forward to our Spring Concert!

Thank you
Janet

 

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