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To: Durham County Council
Stop the closure of the DLI Museum
We call on Durham County Council to keep the DLI Museum open, retaining it and the grounds as a lasting community facility and memorial.
Why is this important?
This Museum has housed the Durham Light Infantry's (DLI) Trustees collection for nearly 50 years. It has become a memorial and focal point of the sacrifice made by soldiers from the tyne to the tees and beyond.
The council wishes to save money by warehousing the main collection and displaying items in travelling temporary exhibitions. This will mean no permanent home for the collection which they have a duty to provide a home for. The council also has proposals to dispose of the site for redevelopment. Something that greatly disturbs the families of those soldiers who had their ashes scattered in the grounds.
We all have family and friends who served and sacrificed in the DLI and other regiments and armed forces, I believe we all need to stand up and be counted. This is a step to far !
Yes the council have tough decisions to make trying to find savings.
But this is not one they should make. Reverse this closure decision now!
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How it will be delivered
The petition is proposed to be delivered in person.