Petition To Save CBeebies & CBBC
If, like me, you feel you owe a lot to CBeebies - oh, those mornings it kept my little one occupied while I tried, bleary-eyed, to shock myself awake with a bucket of coffee - then you might be interested to hear about a petition to save the BBC's much-loved children's channels.
The Manchester Evening News reports:
A petition set up to save the BBC's children's channels has been signed by more than 155,000 parents in just over 24 hours.
The campaign has been launched ahead of a government paper being published today which reportedly sets out plans which put CBeebies and CBBC under threat.
Supporters say the proposals, which are expected to take funding away from the channels, will put them under threat and will see children bombarded with adverts on commercial channels.
The 38 Degrees petition, addressed to David Cameron, reads:
Please drop your plans to take money away from Cbeebies and CBBC. Our children deserve quality television on channels without adverts.
Why is this important?
The government is trying to take money away from Cbeebies and CBBC so more children's programmes can be shown on channels with adverts.
CBeebies and CBBC allow us those precious few minutes to make a cuppa or put the washing on the line. And it means we don't have to sit our little ones in front of adverts running every few minutes on the other channels.
There's something really special about CBeebies and CBBC. Please sign the petition to protect CBeebies and CBBC.
Would you be aggrieved if CBeebies and CBBC ended up being scrapped?
If you feel so inclined, you can sign the petition here.