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Offline Bernard C

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #190 on: February 02, 2009, 10:15:38 PM »
Re the ITN News clip above, for those like me without sound, I think the two interviewees are:-

  • John Sanders, Former Chairman of The Friends.   Many will remember him running the Glass Association stand at glass fairs before Maurice and Pauline Wimpory took on the role.
  • Diana Dias-Leaõ, designer and creator of the glass dresses.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #191 on: February 02, 2009, 10:40:24 PM »
Thanks Bernard, it would have been helpful if ITV had put their names onto the clip so we know. I hadn't a clue who either of them were but agree with what they said.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #192 on: February 02, 2009, 10:55:32 PM »
Hello All,
In response to the petition, Even though the numbers are great. We really need to get these numbers doubled atleast!!!
We need to bombard the higher hierarchy with more letters. Do not start to relax, Its important that we keep up the campaign because the minute we relax they will attack, They are just waiting for us to ease off. Trust Me!
By the way the hard copy petition is going well locally!

P.S We are limited on this Forum, We need to broaden our area of impact.
Has anyone sent this information and links to EVERY Museum in the world? This is important!
Even small sites that dont have much impact In the glass world like personal facebook sites and I cause that has been set up to help the petition and the publicity of the closure of the museum.
I have left a link below if anyone is intrested and is on facebook to spread the word further, As facebook is the largest online website at the moment!
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/205853
Cheers!


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #193 on: February 03, 2009, 12:25:26 AM »
                         HELP SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM
                                                      YOUR VOICE COUNTS



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With regard to your most recent e-mail concerning the supplementary planning document, it is an important process in itself, regardless of the outcome of the Broadfield House study. Planning guidance underlies the decision making process for all planning applications and by clearly identifying the area of the Glass Quarter will allow the Council to exercise greater control over inappropriate development. I am sure you can see the benefit of this in terms of making the most of the heritage we have in this area.

So, let me see, what is being said here is that the SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) can be done seperately to making the decision regarding Broadfield House - depite the fact the the SPD will dictate the plan for the Glass Quarter, and therefore the placing of either Broadfield House within that plan, or else its replacement home.

Haven't we been here before?

Is it the policy of Dudley MBC to make decisions and then do the planning?

How is it possible to make an informed decision about the proposed move to Red House Cone, let alone the future of Broadfield House, given the lack of an SPD?


Nigel


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #194 on: February 03, 2009, 12:20:05 PM »
Re the ITN News clip above, for those like me without sound, I think the two interviewees are:-

  • John Sanders, Former Chairman of The Friends.   Many will remember him running the Glass Association stand at glass fairs before Maurice and Pauline Wimpory took on the role.
  • Diana Dias-Leaõ, designer and creator of the glass dresses.

The Woman is Barbara Beadman she owns Ploughden and Thompson the glass works. And is the head of www.thefriendsofbroadfield.co.uk

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #195 on: February 03, 2009, 02:46:22 PM »
Simon — Thanks, and apologies to Diana and Barbara.

I should have said:-
  • Barbara Beadman of Plowden & Thompson, current Chairman of The Friends.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #196 on: February 03, 2009, 03:32:21 PM »
That's fine Bernard. One day I will learn to get my spellings right too. :cry:
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #197 on: February 03, 2009, 04:32:05 PM »
Supplementary Planning Documents AND RESPONSE FORMS are now online!

This is for Stage 1 of the SPD (Evidence Gathering)  it says, which is to identify the are covered by the Glass Quarter. (It will be seen from the map that the existing BHGM at Kingswinford is outside the are of the proposed Glass Quarter boundary.)

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/environment--planning/planning/local-development-framework/glass-quarter-spd 
(scroll down to the bottom of the page)

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL RESPONSES MUST BE RECEIVED BY DUDLEY MBC BY 5PM ON MONDAY 23 FEBRUARY!!!

NOTE: according to Dudley MBC's Local Development Scheme (published March 2008, also downloadable from their website) the Glass Quarter SPD timetable should be as follows:

Timetable
Evidence Gathering  November 2008
Public Participation  July 2009
Representation  September 2009
Finalise Adoption December 2009

Curiously, the SPD documents now available on Dudley MBC website were only created on 22 Jan 2009! - that is 12 days after the origination of this topic.  :-\





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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #198 on: February 03, 2009, 09:07:06 PM »
Hi Y'all,

just a quick update on the http://www.friendsofbroadfieldhouse.co.uk/ web site.

Nearly all the letters from this posting are now transfered but still have quite a few to do that have been copied to me. Letter index re-vamped and easier to use see http://www.friendsofbroadfieldhouse.co.uk/protest/indexofletters.html.

Bit of colour added in the header

Article  entitled "Who’s banning the petition?" posted on front page.

Articles on museum visitor numbers and a few other subjects will be posted once info from here and other sources is collated.

New page on the Glass Quarter proposal added see http://www.friendsofbroadfieldhouse.co.uk/newsinfo/newsviewsindex/nvsiitem0802031.html but as of this posting Dudley web site down. Will check in the morning in case they have moved the pages once its up again.

Thanks to David Encill for Hints & Tips on letter writing see http://www.friendsofbroadfieldhouse.co.uk/protest/letterspetitions/letterwriting.html. If there are any more that should added let me know. If anyone has some word templates to give people a start on layout please send them.

Send stuff to webatfriendsofbroadfieldhouse.co.uk


All the best


Ettiene


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #199 on: February 03, 2009, 09:31:21 PM »
Minor aside...

Extract from the petition:
Neil Hynd no 756
"Scotland has now lost its historic glass display in its National
Museum, the Edinburgh city museum has closed its display. Broadfield
is the last remaining major centre outside London and should not be
lost! I have a small collection of glass I was planning to leave to
Broadfield and will now have to be satisfied that anything you now do
is of sufficiently high and wide ranging standards to merit such
patronage!"
Inaccurate, the NMS is undergoing major 3 year refurbishment so closure is temporary. The main Glass Collection at Huntly House is still in situ - however, rarely opened due to staff a.k.a. funding shortages.
Frank A.
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