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Follow up to 'Message to Members' (Sent to all Members in December 2020) by Chair of Membership, Dick Bateman

Survey period: From 20th December 2020 to 5th February 2021

Summary:                        Percentages of Members’ views on current BRLSI issues.

at 13.02.2021                        These views will be taken into account before any decisions are made.

                                         Many thanks to those who have contributed, much appreciated.

Issue

 % of views  For

% of views    Against

% of views Undecided

Rank order of Preference

1.Raising Membership fees

            95

            0

             5

       1

2.Towards Direct Debit

            59

            5

           46

       5

3 ‘Member Get Member’

            50

            5

           45

       6

4.Charging Non-Members for  entry to the new BRLSI (with activities, museum and exhibitions)

            60                      

          32              

             8

       2=

5. Setting up Virtual (Digital)  Memberships

            60

            9

           31

       2=

6. Moving BRLSI downstairs

            36

            9

           55

       8=

7. Entrance through No 18

            36

            0

           44

       8=

8. Investigating a café

            45

            9

           66

       7

9. A permanent Museum room

            36

            9

           55

       8=

10. Live afternoon Events

            60

            5

           35

  

Conclusions  by Dick Bateman  Chair of Membership

1. Almost all respondents accepted a rise in Membership fees.

2. A large majority supported charging Visitors for entry, Digital Memberships and live events in

    the afternoons after re-opening.

3. A sizeable minority (over 36%)  supported the other issues, with less than 10% against.

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