Save Bletchley Park---your help needed

Sue Black writes:

Dear all,

Thank you so much for your support in the campaign to save Bletchley Park (BP) which I started last July. BP is not yet saved, but there have been several successes recently which are making the future seem much brighter. £900k has recently been pledged from English Heritage and Milton Keynes council towards the £10 million that BP need to ensure a secure future. This has meant that urgent repairs are now being undertaken :)

There has been a substantial amount of media coverage and award winning, and even celebrity endorsement: the wonderful Stephen Fry sent a tweet out via Twitter in February resulting in 8k hits on my blog in one day(!):

#bpark You might want to sign the Save Bletchley Park petition. Read @Dr_Black 's reasons why on http://is.gd/ikEh - BP won us the war! 2:11 AM Feb 4th from web

Stephen Fry

This is all really good news, and a good sign that the fortunes of BP are turning, but more help and support is still needed. The petition on the No. 10 Downing Street website is sitting at no. 5 with 20 099 votes and is not going to get any higher unless several thousand people sign it in the next month. This may be a tall order, but I am really hoping you can help.

Please sign the petition (it takes less than 1 minute) here:


and send this email to your colleagues, students, friends, relations and anyone else that you think might want to help save BP asking them to sign it too. If the petition gets to no. 1 it will show that there is a large amount of popular support and will ensure a response from government :)

Details of my campaign and achievements so far are on my blog:


Can we save Bletchley Park? Yes we can :)

Thanks very much for your time

Best regards


Dr Sue Black, Head of Department, University of Westminster, UK.

Thanks for sharing that. I've signed the petition.
Bletchely Park is certainly an important place, especially to IT professionals, since it is the birthplace of modern computing.

IT professionals should be leading the way!

Alastair Revell
Managing Consultant
Revell Research Systems
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