This has been an extraordinary week in the campaign to Save the Cromwell Museum: on Monday, the Friends of the Museum handed over the Council petition to the Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, Martin Curtis and the Cabinet member with responsibility for the relevant area of service, Councillor David Harty.
The petition – with almost 4,000 signatures from people living or working in Cambridgeshire – is the first since the Council established its petitions facility to successfully lead to a debate at full Council. This is scheduled to take place next Tuesday, 18 February.
You can watch the petition handover, an interview with Bob Pugh, spokesperson for the Friends and footage shot in the Museum itself here:
The first objective of the campaign, to achieve the debate at full Council over the budget proposals, has been met in resounding fashion. Cambridgeshire County Council is aware of the strength of support for the Museum both within and beyond the County, thanks to the Council petition and the online SurveyMonkey petition which has been signed by people not just from around the UK but from around the world. Thank you all for your support.
This Saturday, the Museum will be running an event, as part of the programme of activities the Museum organises throughout the year. The Sealed Knot reenactment charity are sending Lord Robartes’ Regiment of the Army of Parliament, who will bring a cannon to the Museum and pull it through the town, demonstrating how artillery pieces were used during the English Civil Wars. This event is free and open to all.
The fun will start at 10:30am so if you are in the area, please come and say hello!
Information about this event and the full programme of activities for 2014 are accessible on the County Council’s website here: