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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2009, 10:01:26 AM »
Good letter David. :)

Haven't a moment to write myself, though I will have to get around to it. From experience with many different types of campaign, one of the best things we could do is to get as many people writing as possible and to as many different people as possible, copying in as many others as possible. So for example, one person writes to the MP and copies the councillors and the Mayor. Another writes to the Mayor and copies in the councillors. Someone else writes to the head of the tourist board and copies in the councillors and the Mayor and the MP etc
Also worth writing to the Prime Minister. He won't do anything but the letter will have to be passed down to the correct department. Write to the Minister as well. Don't use the same text for each of them.

...just some rambling thoughts! :)
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2009, 10:31:04 AM »
If anyone wishes to contact Sandra Sakalas direct, I am more than willing to pass on her details (rather annoying I don't have Mr Lowndes' address though).

However, adopting Adam's proposal, then if everyone wrote to the people featured here:

The Department of Culture, Media & Sport

... this might bring some national exposure to the problem. Additionally, it might be worth starting an online petition:

Government Petition

HOWEVER, I strongly urge that this is very carefully thought through before anyone bangs in some ill-thought-out petition that could have little effect or impact (or look incredibly stupid). So, clear heads please, and not after a glass (or five) of wine...

I have also been speaking with Denis Hebden about setting up a protest web site, where facts and figures, contact names, et al, can be posted. It will provide a focal point for anyone interested in fighting and debating this in the open.

Lastly, we must also consider (as I have mentioned before) about the suitability* of Broadfield House (the building) as a National Glass Museum. If a new site can be found and secured in the locality, this might not just be a compromise, but something that will ultimately benefit all parties. In other words, please don't think about Broadfield House as being the crux of the problem.

*Disabled access to the upper floors is one such problem with the existing building!
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2009, 12:58:58 PM »
As part of the Glass Association's attempt to prevent the closure of Broadfield, I will be posting useful campaign material on their Website later today or tomorrow.

This will include a summary of the facts surrounding the crisis, as well as Links and contact information that can be used to bring further attention to the plight of the museum.

This will include contact details for:

Mr Duncan Lowndes, Assistant Director Culture & Leisure, Directorate of the Urban Environment
Culture & Community, Claughton House, Blowers Green Road, Dudley, West Midlands

Mr J Millar, Director of Urban Environment, Dudley MBC, 3 St James’s Road, DUDLEY
DY1 1HZ

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley MBC, The Council House, Priory Road,
DUDLEY DY1

I will post a Link to the web-page once it is online. If anyone thinks that any vital facts or contact details have been omitted, I suggest that you contact the Glass Association with your suggestions.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2009, 02:44:10 PM »
SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM
Your input is now URGENTLY needed

This information should be read in conjunction with the announcement from the Glass Association. This list of contacts and email address may help you to get your message across.

A meeting is being held by the council in early February and a final decision regarding the future of Broadfield House will be announced on 2nd March. Please contact the following individuals to express your concerns:

John Millar, Director of Urban Environment
john.millar AT dudley.gov.uk

John Polychronakis, Interim CEO
john.polychronakis AT dudley.gov.uk

Duncan Lowndes, Assistant Director of Urban Environment
Duncan.lowndes AT dudley.gov.uk

Sally Orton, Head of Museums, Greenspaces & Bereavement Services
sally.orton AT dudley.gov.uk

David Tyler, Councillor
112 Victoria Street
Wall Heath
Kingswinford
West Midlands
DY6 0LX
Telephone:  01384 292340
cllr.dave.tyler AT dudley.gov.uk

David Blood, Councillor
8 Marlborough Gardens
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5EE
Telephone: 01384 832166 (Home) 07801952201 (Mobile)
cllr.david.blood AT dudley.gov.uk
david AT dudleysouthconservatives.com

Karen Shakespeare
Councillor and Cabinet Member for Environment and Culture
34 Foley Road
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY9 0RT
Telephone:  01562 720499
cllr.karen.shakespeare AT dudley.gov.uk

Les Jones, Councillor
cllr.les.jones AT dudley.gov.uk

You can write or email or why not just pick up the phone!
Please help, please do it now, time is running out.


Best Regards

Graham Cooley


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2009, 03:36:47 PM »
I think publishing e-mail addresses on this board contravenes the rules?
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2009, 03:38:57 PM »
All of the above contact details are freely available on the internet.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2009, 03:45:02 PM »
So is mine... I'll leave it for the moderators to decide.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2009, 03:48:19 PM »
It's the way they are available Graham, and this board has a policy not to post email addresses in clear text which may be harvested by spambots.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2009, 04:20:42 PM »
Banner notice supporting the Museum now added to the GMB front page with the support and approval of Board owner Angela Bowey.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2009, 04:23:24 PM »
Graham, could the addresses be changed to links where the e-mail addresses can be found?

Nice banner Anne! :thup:
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