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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #70 on: January 22, 2009, 10:01:41 PM »
Graham,
I agree that mobilising all the available organisations will add more weight to the argument. But I feel launching something this late could be detrimental - is there no way that something can be instigated online now? I doubt I will have the time to travel to Cambridge.

Can I also suggest that links to where these petitions can be found are placed on other member's web sites (e.g. I can place something on glassyeye.com, which gets several international hits, particularly the US), as this will spread the word even faster. We need to be very pro-active.

Individual action, such as the online government petition, will also reach a far wider audience, in particular those people who might not even be aware of BH. The decision by the Dudley MBC is extremely premature, but acting now will give the petition at least a month to gain support.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2009, 10:23:28 PM »
David,

Thanks for that suggestion; I have just spoken to David Hier who is constructing the GA campaign page and is exploring the possibility of linking to a free online petition.

We can then all point our websites at the GA page.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2009, 10:26:55 PM »
http://councillors.dudley.gov.uk/home

On this excellent site you can access the email addresses of every single Dudley councillor.....  :)
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2009, 10:31:27 PM »
Hi Adam,

That's great; you could put a distribution list together and have it downloadable from your website.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2009, 10:48:10 PM »
Hi Adam,
That's great; you could put a distribution list together and have it downloadable from your website.
Graham

On my list for the weekend! I'll do my best.  :) I'm planning to write to one or two MP's whom I happen to know have a piece of my work  (somewhere hidden in a cupboard at Broadfield House is a tiny and early piece of my work, so I have a vested interest  ;) ; also in another life back in the eighties sold a number of pieces of Orrefors to BHGM)  as well as however many members of the House of Lords that I can think of who collect glass. Brain cells working very slowly at present, so may take a while to get into gear.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2009, 11:03:28 PM »
http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/glass-museum/reference/glass-collections

Here is another interesting link. I found it because I was doing some research on other glass museums. In my planned letters (weekend) I aim to draw attention to the importance of BH and put in context that it is the only glass museum in the country and one of the few in the world. However, this link shows us what the councillors will see if they do some research on their own website - that "There are many museums and galleries with wonderful glass objects in their collections". It is very important to ensure that they don't think that BH is just one of many and therefore not critical.
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« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2009, 11:25:21 PM »
That's great Adam, a busy weekend for you; and the rest of us, I hope.  :)

Graham


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2009, 12:10:12 AM »
Graham,
I agree that mobilising all the available organisations will add more weight to the argument. But I feel launching something this late could be detrimental - is there no way that something can be instigated online now? I doubt I will have the time to travel to Cambridge.

Can I also suggest that links to where these petitions can be found are placed on other member's web sites (e.g. I can place something on glassyeye.com, which gets several international hits, particularly the US), as this will spread the word even faster. We need to be very pro-active.

Individual action, such as the online government petition, will also reach a far wider audience, in particular those people who might not even be aware of BH. The decision by the Dudley MBC is extremely premature, but acting now will give the petition at least a month to gain support.

I agree with David that Feb 22 is too late to start. It needs to be now. Feb 22 is a month away!  And like David, I won't be at Cambridge - the same as many overseas members of the board. Yet they too might want to support the campaign.

I have oodles of websites (many are glass-related) which get loads of visits so will add a link to an online petition to them all if I can!

Having taken on a large bank (and won! much to the amazement of both the bank's staff and a retired bank manager in the village) which threatened to close our local branch I can say that speed is vital, but also is spreading the word as wide as possible. Lobby every councillor, lobby MPs, lobby anyone you know who is influential, and even those who are influential whom you don't know personally! Oh, and get the media in there too big time. Petitions are good but letters are better. 100 letters has more clout than a petition with 100 names on it but do both for sure.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2009, 09:44:21 AM »
Anne

Thanks very much for that; excellent advise. I am pushing for the on-line petition on the GA site to go up today.

I couldn't agree more about the letters; to anyone reading this: write to, email or call one/all of the councillors in Dudley. All the contact details you need are in this thread.

Graham


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2009, 12:52:21 PM »
The Glass Association campaign page is now online:

www.glassassociation.org.uk/News/broadfield.html

Within the next 24 hours I will promote the campaign (along with Links) on a number of sites that I maintain. If you run a Website or have any influence on the content of a Website, I would urge you to do the same.

As mentioned by Graham, I am also looking at setting up an online petition. Once the Glass Association has given approval I will create an online petition and provide Links to it.
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