In July TNA (the National Archives at Kew) announced proposals to cut expenditure by £4.2m. These included staff cuts, Monday closing to the public, and the introduction of car parking charges.
Action 4 Archives has posted alternative proposals for TNA to consider. They may be found on their website at http://action4archives.com/wp-content/uploads/TNA-review-suggestions-20-9-09.pdf
TNA will be announcing its plans on Thursday, 24 September at the next public User Forum, to be held at Kew from 12.15pm.
(With thanks to Roger Lewry, FFHS Archives Liaison officer)
For more on the background to this, see the following blog posts:
Major Changes Proposed at National Archives (1 JUL 09)
National Archives Proposals Challenged (28 JUL 09)
TNA Consultation to end September 12th (9 SEP 09)