I've also had a chat with Barbara this evening and it certainly does sound as if there is a breakdown of communication between the various Council members and executives, which is not surprising in the circumstances. I've formed the impression that the right hand is not talking to the left hand and there certainly seems to be more than one agenda. It appears that whatever Duncan Lowndes may have said earlier today, and this may well have been in good faith, the budget cuts remain and the Cabinet are going to vote the budget in, and presumably BHGM out, unless we press on with the campaign.
As stated above in Ian Pearson's letter:
"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."
The silence is deafening.