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e-Petition: A Statue and Permanent Exhibition to Honour Roald Dahl

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We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to honour the author, Roald Dahl, by erecting a permanent statue and exhibition in Cardiff.

Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff and this is something that should be celebrated by our wonderful city every day, giving visitors a taste of the wonder that he brings through his stories.

BBC news reported in September last year that, "More than 35,000 people visited Cardiff for the 2016 City of the Unexpected festival celebrating Dahl's work" - why do we not have a permanent statue/exhibition in his honour? This could boost tourism on a more long-term basis, making Cardiff a permanent City of the Unexpected and bringing tourists into the city and to other parts of Wales.

A statue has been erected in his father's hometown, Sarpsborg, to celebrate their links with the author, it seems totally ludicrous that we do not have a permanent celebration in place also.

It is time for us to celebrate the man who has brought joy, imagination and wonder to people all over the world, putting Cardiff and Wales firmly on the map as a home of culture.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Inadmissible
Petition Start Date: 12/02/2018
Open until midday on: 04/05/2018


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 41

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Jonathan Land Cardiff North 29/04/2018
Anonymous Cardiff Central 27/04/2018
Anonymous Liverpool 13/04/2018
Rhian Jones Cardiff South and Penarth 13/04/2018
Sarah Williams Bridgend 13/04/2018
Corrie Edwards Bridgend 13/04/2018
Paul Lago Newport West 13/04/2018
Lucy Phelps Cardiff South and Penarth 13/04/2018
Dr julie Elphick Newport East 29/03/2018
Nicolletta Cardiff West 18/03/2018
Lisa Williams Vale of Glamorgan 18/03/2018
Neil App Jones Gower 07/03/2018
Rog airey southsea 26/02/2018
Craig Lewis Cardiff West 22/02/2018
Rob Keetch Cardiff West 21/02/2018
Jan Matty Cardiff North 17/02/2018
Alison Lucas Vale of Glamorgan 17/02/2018
Carolyn Jones Cardiff South and Penarth 17/02/2018
Anonymous Ogmore 17/02/2018
Paula Middleton Ogmore 17/02/2018
Bob Williams Cardiff West 16/02/2018
Mary Anderson Cardiff West 15/02/2018
Christine Williams Cardiff West 15/02/2018
Erica Willmott Cardiff North 15/02/2018
Anonymous Cardiff South and Penarth 15/02/2018

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