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Offline Janet H

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #360 on: July 20, 2009, 02:00:10 PM »
A Joint Meeting of Brierley Hill and Stourbridge Area Committees is being held for Broadfield House Glass Museum on

Thursday 23 July 2009 at 7.00pm

at Wordsley Community Centre
The Green
Wordsley
Stourbridge
DY8 5BN

Please come and support the glass museum and put you points across.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #361 on: July 24, 2009, 04:09:23 PM »
Here are two news reports of last night's meeting:

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4511572.Empty_Woolies_store_could_house_glass_collection/

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4510965.Mayors_speak_out_over_glass_collection/

Both of these are well worth reading.

Note the comment by former mayor Malcolm Knowles:

“If anyone thinks the brief is too narrow we should be big enough to widen it."

Just in case anybody missed this, here it is again!!

“If anyone thinks the brief is too narrow we should be big enough to widen it."


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #362 on: July 24, 2009, 04:26:50 PM »
The Stourbridge News have covered the meeting comprehensively and here is their third report which has also  had some interesting on-line replies at the bottom of the page
http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4511128.Council_refuses_to_reveal_study_cost/

The combined groups that have united behind the award-winning Broadfield House Glass Museum now have memberships totalling more than 100,000. Apparently the meeting was packed and it sounds as if there would have been standing room only if any more supporters had turned up, so it is probably a good thing that not everybody was able to attend!!

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #363 on: September 05, 2009, 07:14:11 PM »
As we draw close to the end of phase 1 of the feasability study and meeting on 7th September, I would like to thank Adam Aaronson, Nigel Benson, Graham Cooley and Charles Hajdamach for their enormous help and support for the Campaign to save the Glass Heritage held at Broadfield House Glass Museum!

The fight continues and yes, Stourbridge Glass Deserves a World Class Glass Museum.

A picture outside Broadfield House during another day of campaigning - first a radio interview for a breakfast show then standing outside Council house with banner and then back at Broadfield for another photo shoot.

Yes Stourbridge Glass does deserve a World Class Glass Museum.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #364 on: September 11, 2009, 01:25:07 AM »
Hello,
Just a quick mention here people.

I know we are all getting rather dishearted with the campaign.
Yes we are struggling, Dudley Council Are Ruthless.


Come On.... I know you all have facebook get yourselfs on this link and just have a look at the Cause on the to "SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM" and the members and administrators we have supporting it! :) :) :)

It will take 2 seconds to just click the link and join the cause we are at 500 members!!!
Another 500 members is always a good thing!
A breath of fresh air possibly?
If you have facebook imagine how many others do!!!!!
Then invite your friends and family and watch the numbers grow!!!!!!!

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/205853

Cheeeeers!


Offline Janet H

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #365 on: September 11, 2009, 11:38:53 AM »
We are now in our 9th month of the Campaign to Save the Collections held at Broadfield House Glass Museum.
There has been great public and media support for the Museum in this country and abroad.

We have a meeting with Cllrs about Broadfield on the 29th September. Anyone who would like to join us for this please check http://saveourglassheritage.blogspot.com for details.

The campaigners believe, we have one of the best Glass Collections in the world and will continue to fight for a World Class Glass Museum.

JH


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #366 on: September 11, 2009, 12:31:30 PM »
When are teh Councillors due to be re-elected in Dudley?
Fear of losing their seat concentrates the mind, and one can always
post posters showing the Councillors against retaining the Museum in a
"NOT WANTED!" or "ANTI BROADFIELD HOUSE!"
Poster.
It is humourous and bangs home the point. Rumours of such a campaign may
lead a few anti-Broadfield Councillors to change sides.

Also how many contributors to the Museum archives ( like me) would ask for their
loans/ archives/papers to be returned if Broadfield House closes?


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #367 on: September 11, 2009, 02:01:27 PM »
Excellant suggestion Stephen :thup:

The local elections for DMBC, believe it or not, are next year ;)

Concentrates the mind even more if your seat is marginal, what??

Nigel


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #368 on: September 11, 2009, 02:07:10 PM »
It is quite possile that the local elections and the general election will be held on the same day....


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #369 on: September 13, 2009, 10:37:49 AM »
Local Elections - The Borough is split into 24 wards.  Each ward is represented by 3 Councillors.  Local Elections are held in 3 out of 4 years.  There is an election of one Councillor to each of the 24 wards on the first Thursday in May each election year.  The next local elections are scheduled for 6th May 2010 

http://councillors.dudley.gov.uk  This link gives you access to dudley Cllrs details, email address, home address and telephone numbers

These are the Cllrs that will be voting on the future of Broadfield.

Please write to them or phone them up if you care about this issue.

Please note emails tend to get "LOST" in the system.

This is a conservative run Council with a majority of just 14  (Con 43, Lab 26,  Lib 2, UKIP 1) So lobbying them could make all the difference!


 

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