Brighton History Centre saved

14 Jan

Brighton and Hove City Council have today announced that the Brighton History Centre will not be closed as part of cost saving measures being considered by the Council.

According to a press release issued today, council leader Mary Mears stated that since the threatened closure was proposed “the level of affection for these services has become very obvious, so I’ve taken the decision to redirect some of our discretionary spending towards keeping these centres open.”

This is great news for local and family historians, ultimately the resources of the Brighton History Centre will join those of the East Sussex Record Office at “The Keep”, a new archive centre, which has yet to be built or even obtain planning permission, although the authorities expect it to be finished in two years time.

As someone who has made extensive use of the Brighton History Centre in the past and can now continue to do so in the future, I would like to say thank you to all those who signed the ePetition, wrote to the council and local press in support of the Brighton History Centre and who fought to keep the centre open.

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One Response to “Brighton History Centre saved”

  1. setait January 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Good news. It just goes to show that family historians can have an effect if we make the effort.

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