In just 7 days we have obtained 1510 signatures for our petition...and there are still a couple of forms to come in. Thank you so much for your overwhelming support. We are also grateful to all the shops who kindly allowed us to place the petition forms with them over the past week. We have taken the petition to Paul Goggins, MP, who will pass this onto Ben Bradshaw, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Mr Bradshaw has the power to choose to make the Sale Hotel a listed building and it is this that the petition asks him to do. We hope he will listen to the views of our community.
We only had a week to collect signatures for the petition because we only have 28 days to appeal against the decision not to list the Sale Hotel as a protected building. But to get this amount of signatures in such a short time is a strong indication of our local public opinion.