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'Superb support' for petition to keep Brintons in Kidderminster
Buy this photo » “Superb support”: From left, Gavin Miller and Terry Pye, national officer for Community. Buy this photo 161231M at kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/pictures or by calling 01562 633333.
NEARLY 900 Kidderminster shoppers signed a petition to keep Brintons carpet makers in the town.
Trade union Community held a stall outside the town hall on Thursday promoting the list which calls on the Government to keep the 228-year-old company in its birthplace.
“Support from the shoppers in the town was absolutely superb,” said campaign manager for Community, Gavin Miller.
“In five and a half hours we collected 880 signatures which went far beyond my expectations. Overall now we have around 2,000 signatures and the campaign is really gathering momentum. Personally I think that the people of Kidderminster should be proud of themselves for supporting their industry.”
Wyre Forest’s MP, Conservative Mark Garnier went down to the stall and talked about setting up a meeting with business secretary Vince Cable, to highlight the campaign, which Community says it is keen to pursue.
Former president of the union, retired Roy Darkes was out shopping and went over to sign. Three hours later he was still there with a clipboard helping out.
Gordon Rudd, Paul Mills and Alan Woodbine of Community also helped gather signatures. To sign the petition online visit click here