Year: 2013

Heritage in crisis: RESCUE responds to the fifth report on local government heritage staff resources

In July 2013 a report on local government staff resources allocated to archaeology and building conservation was issued jointly by English Heritage, The Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. The information summarised in the report shows clearly and unequivocally that there has been a significant decline in the …

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Dip in conservation and archaeology advisers – Rescue says….

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 …

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Press Release about the latest Spending Review

RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust is once again disappointed to note that despite being a significant net contributor to the economy, the heritage sector has been treated with contempt by the Chancellor in his latest spending review. It is clear that when formulating spending plans, the Government has failed to recognise the earning-power of the …

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Rescue respond to threat to Wansdyke

Rescue have submitted an official response to Bath and NE Somerset Council’s proposed changes to their core strategy, which proposes the construction of 300 houses at Odd Down, in very close proximity to the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Western Wansdyke. Land will be removed from the Green Belt by the Placemaking Plan in the location shown …

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Testing Times: fighting culture’s corner in an age of austerity

RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust welcomes Maria Miller’s public support for the nation’s cultural sector as expressed in her speech at the British Museum on 24th April and in particular her acknowledgement that the heritage and cultural sectors both play an important contributory role in the national economy. The Minister draws attention to the use of the slogan …

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Rescue AGM 2013: The archive storage crisis

Saturday 27th April 2013, 1.00PM at the Surrey History Centre, Woking followed by 2.00pm : The archaeological archives storage crisis by Gail Boyle, chair of the Society of Museum Archaeologists Admission free: all welcome There are vacancies for ordinary members of Council and if you would like to offer yourself for nomination please contact the Membership Secretary or any …

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Help us monitor heritage cuts

With an unprecedented level of threat to local authority museum and archaeological services currently being felt up and down the country, Rescue needs your help to continue monitoring cuts to heritage services and its impact. Our cuts map is being continually updated, and you can report threats directly online. http://rescue.crowdmap.com We have also revised our …

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