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Post by John at Walton » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:21 pm

"I don't know which is more impressive the website or the museum itself"

The least said about the Museum the better - another EBC or SCC "cost saving" mess (sorry back to politics!)
The Elmbridge Museum was promised in the New Walton Centre
(we even had a place on the original plans in The Heart where the museum was to be placed)
to move from Weybridge and now the exhibits are all over the borough and not in one place.-
These will eventually get lost and all our heritage will be as well.
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Post by falkor » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:13 pm

John why couldn't the museum stay in Weybridge where it was? everyone was happy with that surely?
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Post by John at Walton » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:48 pm

John why couldn't the museum stay in Weybridge where it was? everyone was happy with that surely?

Everyone except the money saving (grabbing) council
Anywhere a permanent exhibition could be held would have been perfect - but council money saving!!

Now all the exhibits are kept in storage or are on display at council owned places or on loan to schools - you have to look up where they are if you want to view them!

Walton on Thames is such a historic town, people do not know how much history we have gone through to get where we are today.
For example Walton on Thames could not grow in the 18-19 century - why - we had very little running water (streams) to sustain the population we had to ship drinking water from Shepperton!
As soon as we had drinking water in the 20 century we started growing and we have not stopped!!
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Post by Lewy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:50 pm

John at Walton wrote: Everyone except the money saving (grabbing) council
Anywhere a permanent exhibition could be held would have been perfect - but council money saving!!
Yes but it is not as if the council is saving money to put it in the bank is it? Due to the financial climate and having their funding cut the council has to prioritise expenditure and the museum unfortunately isn't as high a priority others.
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by magnolia » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:59 pm

Lewy wrote:
John at Walton wrote: Everyone except the money saving (grabbing) council
Anywhere a permanent exhibition could be held would have been perfect - but council money saving!!
Yes but it is not as if the council is saving money to put it in the bank is it? Due to the financial climate and having their funding cut the council has to prioritise expenditure and the museum unfortunately isn't as high a priority others.
:roll: :lol:

No idea.
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by Lewy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:39 am

magnolia wrote:
Lewy wrote:
John at Walton wrote: Everyone except the money saving (grabbing) council
Anywhere a permanent exhibition could be held would have been perfect - but council money saving!!
Yes but it is not as if the council is saving money to put it in the bank is it? Due to the financial climate and having their funding cut the council has to prioritise expenditure and the museum unfortunately isn't as high a priority others.
:roll: :lol:

No idea.
So nothing constructive to say. No argument to make. Just another pop at someone whose opinion you don't like. Aren't you better than that?
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Post by magnolia » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:28 pm

Lewy wrote:So nothing constructive to say. No argument to make. Just another pop at someone whose opinion you don't like. Aren't you better than that?
As opposed to you making assumptions about something you clearly know nothing about:
Yes but it is not as if the council is saving money to put it in the bank is it? Due to the financial climate and having their funding cut the council has to prioritise expenditure and the museum unfortunately isn't as high a priority others.
Have you any idea what council 'reserves/funds are? No. Clearly not. :roll:
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by Lewy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:38 pm

magnolia wrote:
Lewy wrote:So nothing constructive to say. No argument to make. Just another pop at someone whose opinion you don't like. Aren't you better than that?
As opposed to you making assumptions about something you clearly know nothing about:
Yes but it is not as if the council is saving money to put it in the bank is it? Due to the financial climate and having their funding cut the council has to prioritise expenditure and the museum unfortunately isn't as high a priority others.
Have you any idea what council 'reserves/funds are? No. Clearly not. :roll:
Again more insults. Why can't you just state your point without insulting people?

All councils have reserves. Are you saying the council have cut funding in the museum solely to put that money in the bank? Can you provide any evidence of that?
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Post by Rooster555 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:09 pm

I think you will find that EBC has more than £40m in the bank but still makes cuts to some of its services.
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Post by musicalteapot » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:11 pm

Absolutely. It should really spend everything and then run around flapping its arms and panicking when something needs doing and there is no money left.

Silly old council.
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by Lewy » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:38 pm

Rooster555 wrote:I think you will find that EBC has more than £40m in the bank but still makes cuts to some of its services.
Absolutely. Of course it can also be said that EBC has more than £40m in the bank but still increases expenditure on some of its services.
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by John at Walton » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:24 pm

Now a Heritage Trust is being set up and a place is being found for it but all the museum pieces are spread around various places in the borough probably lost!

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/16070 ... =mrb&lp=17

Please make the permanent place for this be in Walton on Thames where were promised a museum!!

I do agree with this permanent exhibition, we ought to celebrate Walton's past and not pull it apart
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by magnolia » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:36 pm

Yes, I read this earlier today.

I look for a website to understand exactly what it is but only came up with this:

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/11208729

Odd.

However, I totally agree that we should have a museum and not just virtual 'displays'.

Seem to recall with the change in administration, the Council was considering it.
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by John at Walton » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:31 pm

Seem to recall with the change in administration, the Council was considering it.

Hurray- a last some sense in the council chambers!

Surely, Elmbridge could apply to get Government money (lottery or similar) for our promised museum!
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Re: Elmbridge Museum

Post by magnolia » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 pm

John at Walton wrote:Seem to recall with the change in administration, the Council was considering it.

Hurray- a last some sense in the council chambers!
I know it is or was, being explored as I had some contact over an acquisition last year.

No idea of any progress or otherwise.

In dread of the others getting back in control. :cry:
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