RESCUE has learned that Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is planning to axe the posts of Borough Archaeologist and the HER Officer. This will leave the Borough without any provision for archaeological monitoring of planning applications and no Sites and Monuments Record.
Archaeology is, it seems, considered a ‘luxury’. Details can be found on the Council website
Please take time to e-mail the Council members responsible with your arguments for the retention of the two posts and if you have friends, colleagues or family in the West Midlands please encourage them to do the same.
Rescue have sent the following letter.