Month: June 2011

Rescue respond to comments from Fenland District Council leader

RESCUE was extremely concerned to read the comments recently made by Cllr. Alan Melton, the Leader of Fenland District Council. In a speech on the 21st June at the 4th Annual Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard/Fenland Council Building and Design Awards Final, Cllr Melton apparently sought to call time on the requirement for archaeological investagation at the …

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Rescue respond to IfA’s Southport Group Draft Report

The Institute for Archaeologists have recently released “a ground-breaking draft report that outlines recommendations and products for improving historic environment practice to ensure delivery of consistent excellence in public benefit.” This report, written by the Southport Group, drawn from across the sector aims to consider “key areas of planning-led investigation of the historic environment, identifies obstacles …

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Government’s response to the Select Committee Report on Funding of Arts and Heritage

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recently issued a response to the conclusions and recommendations of a Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report on funding of the arts and heritage. They stated that “the DCMS remains wholly committed to the arts and heritage, especially during dificult economic circumstances”. http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/Govtreponse_ArtsHeritagefunding-CM8071.pdf However, in response to the committee’s comment …

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