Following on from my post on Monday about Little Play Town’s imminent closure, I’ve been overwhelmed with feedback on what to do to try to stop this from happening.
At this stage, I’ve been advised that the best thing to do is to email the Odiham MP and express your concerns to him. The more people who do this, the more likely he will actually take notice and hopefully do something to stop Little Play Town from closing or help with finding a different, far more suitable, location.
Ranil Jayawardena is the Odiham MP and:
- this is his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TellRanil/
- this is his email address: Ranil@TellRanil.com
- this is his twitter profile: https://twitter.com/TeamRanil
If you would also like to email Maria Miller at the same time then you can:
- fill in her contact form (which she hasn’t ever responded too the two times I’ve completed this form!) at https://www.maria4basingstoke.co.uk/contact
- you can email her directly at email@example.com (and make sure you include your address)
- her twitter is https://twitter.com/MariaMillerUK.
The twitter hashtag is #DontCloseLPT and this is the twitter account for https://twitter.com/LittlePlayTown
I’ve also been advised that it might also be worth mentioning that this may affect your vote at the next local election…
You can also email the local Hart councillors because local councillors need to put this as an agenda item at the next Hart full council meeting. They will then have to give us time to ask questions, discuss and get the community’s concerns across. As the whole of the Hart districts will be represented if a new venue is needed then hopefully lots of opportunities will arise.
- Ken Crookes: Kenneth.Crookes@hart.gov.uk
- John Kennett: John.Kennett@hart.gov.uk
- Stephen Gorys: Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel as passionate about this as I know lots and lots of you do, please take a couple of minutes of your time to email to make your views known.
Thank you very much to everyone who has reached out with feedback. It’s been an amazing response and I really, really, REALLY hope that the people who can influence this decision sit up and pay attention. I also had NO idea how many local solicitors, lawyers and people from Hart and Basingstoke councils followed NorthHantsMum! lol.
It’s awesome to know that a group of people who are normally defined as “just Mum’s” are actually some pretty powerful people in the area!!! 😀 😀 :-D.
Oh and Mr NHM has given me a long lecture this evening for being too political because NorthHantsMum is supposed to be impartial <facepalm>.
It is, but when it comes to something that is going to directly affect local families, especially children and Mum’s who are my target audience, and when I received so much feedback from my readers, then I need to use my influence to share what I have learnt and do what I can to help. Which is what NorthHantsMum has always been about.
So, please, please, please take a couple of minutes to email our local MP’s and if you get a chance, let me know when you’ve done it so I can let everyone know how many people have taken up the cause and we can see if we can have some influence on this debacle!!!
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