If it could operate as a charity?

AFTER reading what others now have to say regarding the museum's future I feel Councillor Bryant's recent announcement of a bigger, better museum may not happen.

AFTER reading what others now have to say regarding the museum's future I feel Councillor Bryant's recent announcement of a bigger, better museum may not happen.

Our deputy leader thinks that any move might be A to B and C. It looks like A will be close the present museum, B put everything into storage, and C will then depend on what funding is available.

I feel a museum in a small seaside town will always need financial help regardless of its location or size, but it is important we keep it. So would it be better if it could operate as a charity, like the Helicopter Museum.

The new refuse/recycling collections start this year which will save the council millions of pounds in landfill taxes, hopefully some of this could be used to subsidise quality services like the museum.


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We are told that the museum needs to be in a more prominent position, but surely being where it is adds to its charm. The building has some damp areas and needs some renovating, has anyone obtained quotes to rectify these problems?

In the meantime our museum needs more money and our support now. Most of us should do this by visiting it, and the council might increase takings by offering promotions like two entrance tickets for the price of one.

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D ANDREWS

Hazeldene Road

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