On Saturday Morning I went along to one of my MP's surgeries. I think most MP's do this in their constituencies, Tom Levitt books an hour in a local cafe and anyone can turn up and raise issues with him. I took along a riddle made by the last riddle maker one of Tom's constituents in Whaley Bridge.
We have talked about the plight of heritage crafts several times before over the years and he has been supportive and raised questions with the appropriate ministers. Now that we have formed the Heritage Crafts Association we felt it was time that we met with the ministers directly so Tom is going to try to book a meeting with Barbara Follett Minister for culture where we can highlight the case for heritage crafts. We feel that we can highlight potential jobs that are in danger of being lost and could be saved with moderate investment which is good news in the current economic climate. The crafts we are talking about are also a greatly unvalued resource in the heritage and tourism industry that offers great potential.