Nottinghamshire County Council have published proposals for cuts to the Council’s Conservation Budget of 75%, reducing their staff from 33 to 6. This will effectively mean the end of all county archaeology services in Nottinghamshire. At the moment it seems unlikely that any of the remaining 6 staff will be archaeologists.
The proposals can be found here.
Rescue is supporting a campaign to fight these cuts. We urge as many members as possible to write to local MPs and the press.
Such cutting of heritage services makes a mockery of Nottinghamshire County Council’s slogan: Proud of our past, ambitious for our future.