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24 February 2009 @ 01:54 am
[Pimping] Peat Moors Visitor Centre to be axed  

On the 4th of Feb 2009 the Executive Committee of Somerset County Council resolved to close the Peat Moors Centre at the end of October 2009. The decision is due to be ratified by the full council on 18th February.

The Peat Moors Centre is a renowned 'hands-on' archaeology centre. An area like Glastonbury which is renowned for its prehistoric spiritual connections needs to keep its only attraction that showcases who their ancient inhabitants really were.
While I've never been there, it doesn't look like the kinda place that should be getting closed down any time soon.

Link to the megalithic.co.uk page; scroll down to the bottom of the page to read the comments.

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Elleexpelle on February 24th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
I have been there. The centre is next door to the Shapwick Nature Reserve through which the Sweet Track causeway runs. The Peat Moors Centre is a wonderful compliment to the nature reserve, detailing a lot of the history of the lake villages and their way of life. I am really really sad to hear this. Passing this news on.
ijournalerijournaler on February 24th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
It seems very shortsighted to get rid of something which has "somerset.gov.uk/somerset/cultureheritage" as part of its web address. Do you know of any organised opposition to the closure?
子rin - An faigh7rin on February 24th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
Save the Peat Moors Centre Petition, as linked to in the comments that I mentioned you should all scroll down the page to read. ;)
ijournalerijournaler on February 24th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I didn't take that in at first; I've signed. let's hope lots of others do as well!
eullipia on March 3rd, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
What's the latest news on this?
子rin - An faigh7rin on March 4th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
Petition to the Prime Minister - Deadline to sign up by: 30 March 2009 – Signatures: 93

It's the last I heard.