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Museum closure threat is council short-sightedness

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 16, 2014

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I THINK that the possible closure of Bantock House in Wolverhampton is an example of council short-sightedness.

The saving to the council is minimal (£40,000 per annum) compared to the huge budget they control.

It is quite plain that the council, in this case, should hand over the property to the Friends and let it be run as a charity.

A museum of this quality should not be a political football.

Presently there is no charge, so this is an area where changes can be made. Admission charges on their own will not raise enough but the café and shop can make a contribution.

Let's face it nobody argues against admission for the Black Country Museum, Ironbridge sites or Dudley Zoo for that matter.

Chris Robinson,

Chris.Robinson@ibstock.co.uk

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