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To: Braintree District Council

Statue of Keith Flint of The Prodigy in Braintree Town Centre

Statue of Keith Flint of The Prodigy in Braintree Town Centre

Put a statue of Keith Flint in The Prodigy’s hometown of Braintree, Essex preferably in the town centre or somewhere prominent.

Why is this important?

Keith was important to not only the people of Braintree, but was well loved and respected world wide and a pivotal piece of the music industry. Braintree being The Prodigy’s home town we should remember him. It'll also reflect how important it is to talk about mental health and not to suffer alone.

Keith Flint was an icon , a legend in the music industry. He has had such an effect on so many people over the years , his energy and passion while he's on stage or off stage was magical. He was such a lovely , genuine person too and we all feel deeply saddened by the news of his death. The Prodigy’s music and Keith's memory will always remain a big part of my life and to millions of others.

Their music makes me feel alive, indestructible, invincible.. I'll be forever thankful to them.
Liam, Maxim, Keith & Leeroy, took the rave scene by storm in the early 1990s fast becoming top billing on virtually every single event happening up and down the county, suddenly they started to get recognised internationally and the rest is history.

Touring the whole world in a blaze of glory with chart topping singles and albums, record sales of millions upon millions, and performing to global a audience when totalled up can’t be too far off half a billion people maybe more over the 29 years performing.

If neighbouring Colchester can stick a statue of an Elephant 🐘 that no one wants on a roundabout at huge costs and widespread ridicule then I feel Braintree has an opportunity here to pay homage and honour its most famous son.

An inspiration to millions like Keith showed that if you put your mind to it anything is possible and The Prodigy were thee single most iconic act of at least 3 generations of music lovers.
A statue of Keith is needed to look over Braintree and carry on inspiring the people to follow their dreams.

Despite his terrifying on stage persona (to some) he was so much more the opposite in real life. It'll also reflect how important it is to talk about mental health and not to suffer alone.

This humble petition has only just started and won’t be going away anytime soon.

The plan will be when it reaches a monumental amount of signatures to present it to the council and see what they maybe able to discuss/contribute. It’s early days yet obviously but hopefully the outcome will be the right one. My parents generation had the Beatles & The Rolling Stones. My generation had The Prodigy, Manchester has Oasis, Braintree has The Prodigy.

How it will be delivered

TBC


Reasons for signing

  • The man is simply a legend
  • Keith was a beautiful soul that deserves too be honoured
  • First he was a beautiful, caring, loving and polite which radiated positive energy and could be everyone's a glimpse<3 RIP DEAREST KEEF, WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!!

Updates

2019-04-12 12:49:48 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-03-14 17:22:38 +0000

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to sign the petition and share it amongst friends and fellow fans. We have had a lot of publicity over this which has begun to snowball, from the likes of NME, BBC, ITV, Kerrang!, Mixmag, RadioX, London Evening Standard, Braintree and Witham Times, to name just a few off the top of my head. Along with other artists in the scene who have shown support.

It would seem that someone from the BBC contacted Braintree District Council regarding our petition and the council have responded to the BBC with the following statement.

"We were saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint, who is an iconic part of our cultural heritage, and many residents grew up listening to The Prodigy's music.

"When the petition is passed to us we can consider suitable ways of remembering his contribution."

Let’s keep sharing to reach a crazy amount of signatures!

2019-03-14 05:38:50 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2019-03-11 15:37:49 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-11 12:40:12 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-11 09:09:35 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-11 08:32:12 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-11 07:26:34 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-11 01:44:31 +0000

10 signatures reached