Saturday, 25 August 2012

Petition against job cuts at the Museum

7th July 2011
Maidstone Greens have welcomed a petition to reinstate Dr Ed Jarzembowski and his colleagues at Maidstone Museum and they have written to Helen Grant who is President of the Trustees of the museum to demand action. The petition comes after a long media fight to prevent the cuts at the museum imposed by the council. The petition on The Care 2 Petition Site and is available at http://tinyurl.com/3p89ocw.

Maidstone Greens have welcomed a petition to reinstate Dr Ed Jarzembowski and his colleagues at Maidstone Museum and they have written to Helen Grant who is President of the Trustees of the museum to demand action. The petition comes after a long media fight to prevent the cuts at the museum imposed by the council. The petition on The Care 2 Petition Site and is available at http://tinyurl.com/3p89ocw.

Stuart Jeffery, Maidstone Green Party: "We are pleased that this petition has started. History is essential to our education and our culture. Maidstone Borough Council and Maidstone's MP Helen Grant, should be ashamed of themselves for allowing these cuts to happen."
"We are calling on support from across Maidstone to sign the petition for Dr Ed and his colleagues to be reinstated and we have writted to Helen Grant asking her to intervene as the President of the Trustees of the museum."

Notes:
Petition available at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/maidstone-museum-needs-dr-ed---bring-him-back/ Letter to Helen Grant MP:

Dear Helen,

I am emailing you in your capacity of both MP for Maidstone and President of the Trustees of Maidstone Museum. As you are aware Dr Ed Jarzembowski and four of his colleagues have been or are being made redundant from the museum and we are asking for your help to overturn this decision.

While there has been public outcry at the loss of Dr Ed, the damage that his redundancy and those of his colleagues will do to the museum will be significant. I am sure that you will agree that history is vital to our education and culture so for Maidstone to lose staff from the museum is not in the public interest.

While I am sure you will consider the public sector cuts necessary in general and will disagree with me when I suggest that they are politically motivated and based on poor economics, I hope that you will be able to intervene and prevent these job losses.

Yours sincerely

Stuart

Stuart Jeffery Maidstone Green Party

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