Campaign By Email

Campaign by EmailWriting an email directly will aid the campaign to Save the BBC by putting pressure on decision makers. We recommend you use your own words to support the BBC but an example is given below to get you started.

We would appreciate it if you would cc: campaign@saveourbbc.net in your email so we can share your work as a resource for others.

Please contact Save Our BBC with any additional material – all suggestions gratefully received!

 

Contact the decision makers

Tony Hall – Director General, BBC  tony.hall@bbc.co.uk

Rona Fairhead – Chair, BBC Trust  rona.fairhead@bbc.co.uk

Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister  https://email.number10.gov.uk/

Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP OBE, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport secretary.statesoffice@culture.gov.uk

Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP, Chair, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee  jesse.norman.mp@parliament.uk

The Lord Best OBE, Chair, Communications Committee  best@parliament.uk

 

You can CC: campaign@saveourbbc.net in any of your emails

Local MP's

MP’s will generally only act on behalf of their constituents. To find the contact details of the MP who can represent you please use the link to UK Parliament.

Example email

Dear …………………

Future of the BBC

I am writing to you because I am very concerned about the future of the BBC. At present I am a regular listener to …………, viewer of …………. and user of ……………… amongst others. I find the BBC to be an essential source of information, education and entertainment. It makes huge contributions to the UK’s economy, the UK’s creative industries and the international stature of the UK. It is also crucial to the maintenance and development of UK citizenship and the Common Good.

As a member of the audience of the BBC, a user of its programmes, a licence fee payer and an elector, I want the BBC to continue to deliver all the programmes, channels and services it does at present and to continue to develop to do so in accord with advances in technologies. 

As someone closely involved in the decisions to be made about the future of the BBC in its forthcoming Charter Review and funding please assure me that whatever Governance and financing is put in place, they will fully protect the BBC’s output.

Yours ………….

Dear ……………………..

OUR BBC’S FUTURE

I am writing to you because I am very concerned about the future of the BBC. My BBC consists of: ……………………………………[radio channels & programmes], …………………………[television channels and programmes] and ………………………………. [services eg iPlayer, iRadio, BBC website]. I am part of the 95%+ of the UK population who use the BBC every week.

The BBC is at the heart of the UK’s society. It has been and is the market maker. It provides the best quality, variety and quantity. Its independence is paramount, as is its ownership by the nation.

The two recent secret deals about the future of the Licence Fee in 2010 and 2015 have been political acts, in the context of the UK’s economic situation. But those deals have been made without regard to, and without the involvement of, the Licence Fee payers, the owners, the stakeholders. These ‘agreements’ have and will continue to have effects upon the BBC’s outputs and that has not been subject to public debate and democratic decisions.

As a member of the BBC’s audience, a user of its services, a licence fee payer and a voter, I want the BBC to survive and thrive. It must continue to be able to develop and adapt as new technologies arise.

Therefore, the forthcoming reviews of the BBC’s Royal Charter and rest of its funding must be conducted publicly and democratically with full involvement of and engagement with the Licence Fee payers, audiences and service users. I call on you to play your part in the decision making process [Members of the Government ie Cabinet and Ministers, BBC and BBC Trust]/ use your influence on the decision makers [delete as appropriate depending on who you are writing to: influencers include MPs, House of Parliament Committees and others]  to ensure that whatever Governance arrangements and resourcing are put in place, the BBC will be able to continue to deliver all its existing outputs and services, develop appropriate new ones and adapt to changing technologies. The BBC must continue to inform, educate and entertain us in the complete way it does at present.

Yours …………………………

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