HELP SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM
YOUR voice counts
Today has been a bit hectic
But I believe to good effect
The strength of feeling about this ill conceived move and willingness of people to help is amazing - thank you everyone.
Certainly one by product of this whole thing is that many, many more people are aware of the museum :hiclp: :hiclp:
The general concensus is that there should be two petitions, an online one, planned to be centred on the Glass Association site with links from wherever possible, and a physical one. It is also thought in both cases the sooner the better.
The online one is being dealt with, but it is necessary to have a number of places dotted around the country where people who wish to sign an actual document can access it. Once the format has been agreed then a copy will be made available to download by people who have agreed to take the petition. It will then be collected where possible, or sent to a central collecting place to be collated before handing in. Post will have to be registered/recorded, and ideally copies should be made prior to sending in case of accidents.
So far the following have very kindly agreed to take the petition:
Jeanette Hayhurst (West London)
Peter Layton (SE London)
Basil Loveridge (Brackley)
Al Baynham, mid20c (Reading)
I have contacted Cowdy Glass (Newent, Glos), and am awaiting a reply.
If you can have a petition at your shop or premises then please contact me, nigel at 20thcentury-glass dot com and let me know - and title it "BH Petition". We are looking to spread them
across the country, so that as many people who wish to to, can sign. Thanks.
Details of where you can sign will be published once we have the petition agreed and whether signing both the online and
the terrestial one could negate their worth.
Finally, I have been told twice today by different sources that letters are very important
, they really do count, so please, if you have some spare time over the weekend send seperate letters to the councellors: Mr J Millar, Director of Urban Environment, Mr Duncan Lowndes, Assistant Director Culture & Leisure, Directorate of the Urban Environment Culture & Community, Councillor Karen Shakespeare - details in Graham Cooley's post above. Also the two MP's involved. Your own letter can be the same to each counsellor/MP - just as long as its not the same as someone else's.
Again, thank you all out there, Nigel