Save our BBC Campaign
We’re a campaigning organisation, fighting to save today’s BBC TV, radio and online programmes and services, which are still threatened with further cutbacks. UK media is the best in the world. The BBC is the jewel in the crown of British broadcasting and is renowned and trusted throughout the world. We want this service to survive; do you?
The future of the BBC has been decided during the 2016 Charter and Licence Fee Reviews. As a result the BBC must save a further £800m by 2020 and £150m by the end of 2017.
The BBC has already made huge savings and whilst it says further efficiencies will be made our serious concern is that more programmes and services will have to be cut.
So ” They [People] think it’s all over [now the reviews have finished] …. but it isn’t!” Our Campaign continues. The BBC now has a new governance structure. The BBC Trust has been abolished, Ofcom now regulates the BBC and the BBC has a unitary Borad to run it. But that leaves a big gap.
Now there aren’t BBC Governors or Trustees there isn’t anyone to represent the Licence Fee Payers and to whom the BBC are accountable. Our independent Inquiry “The Missing Link” shows this is wanted and necessary.
Therefore we are calling for a new means by which Licence Fee Payers can engage with the BBC, have our say and hold the BBC accountable. Amongst the things this will enable us to do will be to have a say when decisions have to be made about any proposed cuts to BBC programmes and services.
Unless we, the audiences, FIGHT to make our views heard the BBC will suffer and the standards of broadcasting will continue to fall. As a result we will lose invaluable and much loved programmes and services.
We all enjoy our own parts of the BBC’s broadcasting. Only by uniting and making our presence felt will we save what is critical and precious to us.
Everyone has their own personal BBC – everyone bands together to make up the audiences of all the BBC’s output, services, programmes and content.
We all value and want to keep our BBC; however, we don’t think a lot about the detail of its production. It is based and founded on the principles of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB). The BBC and PSB play a crucial part in building our society and communities. When we allow our politicians, regulators and BBC executives to mess about with PSB it is at our peril because once it is lost it’s irrecoverable.