CRBMidlands Campaign Going to Westminster
14 March 2013
Campaigners are taking the case for a healthy broadcasting industry in the West Midlands to Westminster.
The Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands, a community grassroots campaign that aims to promote the Midlands as a place to create and make television, radio & film, are meeting Westminster MPs on Tuesday 19th March in a bid to stop the exodus of major broadcasters from the region. The meeting is hosted by Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South.
Tracey Briggs from CRBM said today: “We’re delighted to be able to put our case to some of our elected representatives at Westminster. The Midlands region has suffered from sustained funding cuts over the past twenty years.
“But we want to make it very clear that we totally support the BBC. We’re happy to pay our license fees. Our region is the biggest contributor to BBC license fee income, but gets the least back. There is now a huge gap between our region and the other BBC regions. This has cost thousands of jobs.”
The campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands has support from actors Julie Walters and Colin Buchanan, playwright David Rudkin, and singers Ruby Turner as well as being endorsed by Equity, The Writers Guild and BECTU. www.crbmidlands.org.uk