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Save Animal World Protest - Bolton (5th December 2010)

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Save Animal World Protest - Bolton (5th December 2010)

PROTEST - SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2010
Despite the deep freeze and icy conditions there was a lively protest against the closure of Bolton’s popular mini zoo, Animal World in Moss Bank Park, Smithills. The Executive member for this service was handed a petition with over 4,000 signatures. Alongside the petition was a collage made by children from Church Rd Primary School, protesting the proposed closure of the Butterfly section. Bolton Unison member and supervisor at the centre, Mark, handed over the petition and gave interviews for the BBC. The protest & campaign to save Animal World has received a great deal of coverage on local radio stations, BBC North West. & The Politics Show. Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail gave protesters assurances that no final decision would be made till February and that any suggestions to help save Animal World would be considered.

ANIMAL WORLD &  BUTTERFLY HOUSE ARE UNDER THREAT
Bolton Council is considering proposals to close these much loved local amenities due to Government funding cuts. They attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. They are well used as an educational resource by schools, nurseries and playgroups. They are well used by families with young children / grandchildren. Lots of people simply can’t afford the admission prices at animal attractions elsewhere. Animal World and the Butterfly House are UNIQUE, POPULAR, FREE and ACCESSIBLE TO ALL!

SAVE ANIMAL WORLD! WHAT YOU CAN DO…
Tell Bolton Council why Animal World and Butterfly House should be saved from closure: Website: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/haveyoursay or call 01204 331075.
Contact the Councillors and Executive member by email to say why these amenities should be saved.                 
cliff.morris@bolton.gov.uk (Leader of the council & Leader of Labour group)
roger.hayes@bolton.gov.uk (Leader of Liberal Democrat group)
john.walsh@bolton.gov.uk (Leader of Conservative group)
sufrana.bashir-ismail@bolton.gov.uk (Executive member)

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