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Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« on: Tuesday 29 January 19 13:04 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rootschatters

Rootshchat has kindly given permission for me to send this post to you all.

Worcestershire Archives needs your help!
 
Worcestershire Archives provides educational, cultural, local and family history resources and it is under attack! Worcestershire County Council (WCC) intends to cut its budget by one third.

You can help fight the cut and save our heritage by signing the petition. Constructive comments please.

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-worcestershire-archives

Please share the message with friends and family and on social media

Thank you
Jack 

(What’s the most famous document held in the Archives? Probably Shakespeare’s marriage bond.)

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Just to let everyone know that the e-petition can be signed by people who do not live in the UK (I signed).  :)

After signing the petition they do direct you to a pre-selected US$25 paypal "donation" which is a bit cheeky, but you can opt to donate a lesser or greater amount. (I'm not sure what this donation is for) I thought I selected a lesser amount but somehow it reverted to $25. It might be something I did wrong (likely), but something to be aware of if you wish to make a contribution. :)

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello Ruskie
Yes, we already have people who have signed from other countries.
I wasn't aware that the website owners was asking for a payment, it didn't when I signed. The money is not going to the  Friends of Worcestershire Archives, who set up the petition.
Jack

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 13:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello Ruskie and thank you to everyone who has signed the Petition since I posted the original message.  :)

I should have emphasised that the donation is to the website owners and is voluntary. The money is not going to Worcestershire Archives or The Friends of Worcestershire Archives.

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 20:41 GMT (UK) »
A big thank you to everyone who has signed the “Save Worcestershire Archives” on-line petition, but we need more names!! 

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-worcestershire-archives

The  Worcestershire Archives “ Explore the Past” blog is always worth a read https://www.explorethepast.co.uk/blog/  .

Please do all you can to help Worcestershire's Award-winning Archive and its friendly knowledgeable staff. They need all the support that you can give.

Thank you
Jack

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 05:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for clearing up where the requested "donation" is going Jack.  :)


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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 09:21 GMT (UK) »
I've gladly signed, though I don't have much confidence in online petitions to public bodies. A threat of voting them out at the next elections might concentrate their minds. (Quite fancy a gathering with pitchforks and billhooks outside the Council Offices myself ;D )

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 30 January 19 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi susieroe

Thank you so much for signing. https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-worcestershire-archives

Please tell your friends and share on social media.

You’d need to take your pitchfork on a bus, parking is difficult at County Hall!

The Worcestershire Archives are  at  "The Hive" in Worcester, it's more central and there are plenty of carparks nearby.

Jack

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Re: Help save Worcestershire Archives!
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 February 19 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rootschatters,
It’s great that you are signing the Save Worcestershire Archives petition. Just two signatures more and we reach another landmark!

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-worcestershire-archives

Please sign the petition. Constructive comments please.

Tell your family and friends and share on social media. 

The Worcestershire Archives has an interesting blog. Have a look at https://www.explorethepast.co.uk/blog/

Thank you
Jack