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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #110 on: January 25, 2009, 11:10:09 PM »
It's more than likely they simply want to sell Broadfield House - naturally, this is great timing given the property market slump...
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2009, 12:18:20 AM »
Not sure that they will listen to Canadians though. It may be that given the decision is being made by a local government they will not care (which does not seem to be high on their skill sets) if the foreign people want a glass museum or not.
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Please sign, whatever country you live in. Stourbridge needs tourism. Dudley council needs to know that people come to Broadfield House from abroad, stay in local hotels and B & B's, use local restaurants, taxis, amenities and patronise local businesses. If Broadfield House were to close, Dudley will lose that substantial and vital income for local businesses. Tourism income will most likely drop by much more than the £120,000 they are trying to save.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2009, 02:24:04 AM »
............this is great timing given the property market slump...

Not really. The construction sector has been hit badly by the current economic situation and property developers aren't buying land.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2009, 02:38:00 AM »
tried to sign at least six or seven times - was not accepted  >:D

Presuming that you weren't trying to create multiple signatures, I would suggest that you try again with cookies enabled.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #114 on: January 26, 2009, 03:02:43 AM »
............this is great timing given the property market slump...

Not really. The construction sector has been hit badly by the current economic situation and property developers aren't buying land.

David, I think I noted more than a hint of cynicism/sarcasm/etc in David E's comment!  ;D


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2009, 08:49:55 AM »
... with an extra dollop of irony... ;)
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2009, 09:27:04 AM »
I spoke to a Dudley councillor last night who told me that they are receiving emails from all over the world. He said "if you all keep this going the council will have to listen".

So .. let's show them what we're made of!

We need everyone you know to hear about this disgraceful proposal. Please send out a link to the petition on your email distribution lists and encourage your friends to read this board, and to send emails and letters to the contacts provided earlier.

A big push could turn this crazy decision around.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2009, 09:31:59 AM »
Much as I would hate to see Broadfield House close, do we know how many people attend over the course of a year, and how many of these are not local - ie how much does BH really bring to the local economy? Whenever I have dropped in when passing it has been deserted - the only numbers have been for special events.

Having dealt with local government finance as my last job, I doubt that somewhere such as BH is going to be seen as high priority for expenditure compared to schools, education, social services and child protection......etc.  Councils and councillors can get some quite bad press when children are beaten to death because the LA decided to spend money on other services - they may have that at the back of their minds when making decisions on the future of BH.

What we need is a philanthropist who likes glass with at least £5 million going free to buy the place and keep it running - if that is the best solution. Maybe developing the Red Cone site would be better?

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #118 on: January 26, 2009, 09:35:00 AM »
I think Nigel posted earlier that visitors had risen from 11,000 per annum to 15,000. Given that it is open six days a week, this represents about 48 people through the doors a day, on average. Naturally some days are quieter, but I always find a few people buzzing about.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #119 on: January 26, 2009, 10:16:05 AM »
As the campaign is gaining momentum it would be a great help if everyone could copy emails to Barbara Beadman, the Chairman of the Friends of Broadfield House, as she is talking to councillors and press regularly.

The email address she has asked us to use is

sales at sign plowden-thompson.com

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