To get the National Archive to rethink plans for change to how thepublic will be able to access their records onsite at Kew.
Why is this important?
The National Archive plans to change the way the public access records onsite at Kew, which will make it impossible to see documents on the day unless you have an appointment. To do this they will cut 60 plus jobs from Document Services and
1 .At present visitors can turn up at the NA and have access to records; under proposed changes access will be by appointment only. 100 appts per day will be available. Visitors making appts have to give advance notice of records they wish to see, if you don't know document reference number you will not be able to see documents.
2. This proposal will outsource work of Reprographics dept. This dept makes revenue for the National Archive.