The proposed DCMS White Paper on ‘Our Culture’: A response by RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust
Rescue have formulated a response to a recent white paper discussion piece by DCMS, entitled ‘Our Culture’, focused on the funding of archaeology in the UK.
Our response is available at https://dcms.dialogue-app.com/the-funding-challenge-share-and-discuss-your-ideas-on-how-to-develop-new-sources-of-funding-for-the-arts-and-culture/the-proposed-dcms-white-paper-on-our-culture-a-response-by-rescue-2013-the-british-archaeological-trust and reproduced below:
Financial resilience and the funding of cultural institutions and organisations
“The second theme will focus on building financial resilience in cultural organisations and institutions through new funding models, to enable them to survive and prosper in a tough economic and financial climate.”
RESCUE -The British Archaeological Trust (www.rescue-archaeology.org.uk) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the formulation of the forthcoming White Paper on ‘Our Culture’. We offer the […]
Rescue have written to register our objection to a planning application for the erection of school buildings at Brent Lea Recreation Ground, Isleworth. It is clear that this application for temporary school buildings also seeks to establish the principle of change of use and development on the site, with a series of school buildings outlined to be constructed adjacent to temporary accommodation the within the two-year timescale of this application.
This application is within a designated Archaeological Priority Area (APA) yet against both paragraph 128 of the NPPF and local policies, fails to provide an adequate assessment of the impact of the […]
In the latest planning disaster to strike at our heritage, Westminster City Council, or to be more precise, 4 individuals appointed to make decisions on behalf of Westminster City Council, have voted 3:1 to allow Kings College, Westminster London to demolish a historic row of buildings in one of the city’s most famous streets, the Strand.
Image from the Victorian Society
The four buildings approved for demolition have elements dating back to the 17th century and are close to the Grade 1 listed Somerset House. This comes despite the objections of, amongst others, The […]
In the past 12 months the number of archaeological specialists advising English local authorities has fallen by three per cent while the number of conservation specialists has fallen by four per cent. That is the latest assessment according to a report from English Heritage, the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
The organisations say these figures represent a continuation of a downward trend which has seen a 28 per cent fall in overall historic environment advice since 2006