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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #200 on: February 04, 2009, 12:37:16 AM »

    • Barbara Beadman of Plowden & Thompson, current Chairman  :huh: of The Friends.

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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #201 on: February 04, 2009, 03:14:31 AM »
    Frank, the name depends on what is specified in the constitution of the group, not the gender of the person holding the office.  :P


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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #202 on: February 04, 2009, 09:53:29 AM »
    http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4096868.Council_s_museum_PR_is__laughable_/

    ' Council's museum PR is "laughable" '   -click on the link to read the article!
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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #203 on: February 04, 2009, 12:40:08 PM »
    The Stourbridge News also has a poll running, readers can vote there too to help the local press gauge interest! Link at end of article that Adam has just posted above.
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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #204 on: February 04, 2009, 03:16:55 PM »
    "Meanwhile, Never Flinch, Never Weary, Never Despair."
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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #205 on: February 04, 2009, 10:41:23 PM »
    The Stourbridge News also has a poll running, readers can vote there too to help the local press gauge interest! Link at end of article that Adam has just posted above.

    When I voted yesterday, it stood at Yes 4% No 96% seems that the yes's have grown a bit  :-\ Today:

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    Do you think the council should close Broadfield House?

    Yes : 5%

    No: 95%
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    Broadfield House Museum: Petition to No. 10 for support against closure
    « Reply #206 on: February 05, 2009, 10:23:06 AM »
    I see in the comments from the supporters/signatories that a second petition to Downing Street asking for intervention has been created. :hiclp:

    The link to sign up is here.

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/savebroadfield/
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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #207 on: February 05, 2009, 11:26:15 AM »
    Letter From Ian Pearson MP to Cllr David Caunt
    04 February 2009

    Dear David

    BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM

    I am writing formally to express my concerns over reports in the press that the Council is proposing to close Broadfield House Glass Museum and move the collections and research resource to the Red House Cone site.

    As chair of the Red House Cone Trust I helped to raise £1.7million for its refurbishment and it is a superb facility.  I totally fail to see however that it could possibly house the internationally renowned glass collections that are currently at Broadfield House in its current buildings.

    I have been approached by a number of Friends of Broadfield House who say they have not been consulted on this, nor has any detailed financial or practical evaluation been undertaken.  They are I believe taking a very constructive approach nonetheless, and tell me that they would support a move if it were to be an enhancement and improvement on what is currently on offer at Broadfield House. I fully support this view.  We have a proud glass heritage and currently curate some of the finest pieces to be found anywhere in the world.  We should be looking to do more to show it off, not cram it away somewhere mostly out of sight.

    I think as an immediate first step the Council should assure the current staff at Broadfield House that their jobs are secure.  Following that they should, in examining the feasibility of options to enhance and improve the current offer, work closely with the Friends, The Glass Association and the Glass Circle.  I would, of course, be happy to lend my support in this matter as I did previously with the Red House Cone.

    Yours sincerely
     
    IAN PEARSON
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    cc Cllr Dave Tyler
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    www.gopetition.com/online/24751.html
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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #208 on: February 05, 2009, 12:18:01 PM »
    Online petition now stands at 981 and we have 20 signatures on the paper version here, so we are now into four figures.
    1001 total.

    How soon can we get to 10001?

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    Re: Broadfield House to Close
    « Reply #209 on: February 05, 2009, 02:04:48 PM »
    Hello Adam,
    You are quite right, The petition is good but we really need more numbers.
    How can we go about this? Apart from word of mouth.
    I know spamming isnt the best option but If everyone sends the link to 50 people on email, Letter or any other methods, Just 1 reply from all those is better than none!

    Cheers, Nathan Smith

     

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