Despite Salford City Council budgeting over £450,000 for building improvements this year to Ordsall Hall and Salford Museum and Art Gallery next financial year, both iconic heritage venues are to experience cuts that will see partial closure and a loss of community outreach projects.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery is being hit with proposals to shut it on a Monday, close heritage services and axe at least eight posts, while cuts at Ordsall Hall will see the Tudor mansion closed on Fridays with cuts to educational services to school kids.
See previous Salford Star articles for a full background:
For Ordsall Hall – click here
For Salford Museum and Art Gallery – click here
The management of both venues is now being handled by Salford Community Leisure (SCL). And while the public and workforce will see cuts, two SCL Executive Directors saw their income packages rise by a total of over £18,000 during the last financial year - from £144,778 in 2011, to £162,986 in 2012.
Campaigners argue that the public has not been consulted about any of the cuts and have now called a Save Salford's Heritage Public Meeting for this Wednesday so Salford people can have their say.
Save Salford's Heritage
Wednesday 6th March 6-8pm
Ordsall Royal Legion, Ordsall Lane
Salford M5 3PN
There are also online petitions which they are urging everyone to sign…
Click here for Ordsall Hall
Click here for Salford Museum and Art Gallery