Here's another one for the "if we don't hang together, we'll hang separately" file from BIFHSGO colleague Christine Jackson and the FFHS Archives Liaison.
Explore Brighton’s local history using a variety of reference materials including newspapers, books, photographs, maps, oral histories and film material. Family history enthusiasts can search through electoral rolls, passenger lists and military material. And there is lots of help and advice on hand for those new to family history research."
- an unrivalled local Sussex newspaper archive going back to the 18th Century
- an unrivalled collection of historic maps of Brighton and Sussex
- a fantastic collection of local Brighton and Sussex residential and trade directories
- local census microfilms & parish register microfiches
- electoral rolls stretching back to the 19th Century
- free access to the Ancestry Online databases
- the expert assistance of the Centre staff whose jobs will disappear if the Centre closes in March.
To express views in addition to simply voting through the e-petition.
The City Councillor with responsibility for "Culture, Recreation and Tourism" is David Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The leader of the council is Mary Mears: email@example.com.
Their address for correspondence is:
There has been quite a lot in the local paper about it (see for instance):
More letters can be submitted online here:
My experience is that it is often quite salutory for councillors to experience the remarkable outpouring of protest that this type of proposal can engender.