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Rescue AGM 2010

All are invited to join Rescue for our AGM, to be held in conjunction with the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology on Saturday 20th March 2010. Seeing as 2010 marks the 1600th anniversary of the end of Roman Britain, why not come and listen to pre-eminent speakers on the context for social change in Late …

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What’s in the news this week 2010-03-01

RT @TelegraphNews The university professor who stood up against dumbing down of degrees – Telegraph http://is.gd/9mVCt # You can now pay for your Rescue membership securely and easily online – just go to https://www.rescue-archaeology.org.uk/join #

Diggers’ Forum questions Institute for Archaeologists over salaries advertised in JIS

It has come to Rescue’s attention that the Diggers’ Forum (DF) has questioned the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA) over the levels of pay that they have advertised in their own Job Information Service (JIS). This electronic newsletter is a key resource for all those archaeologists looking for job vacancies in the UK. The DF has …

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Changes to Planning Legislation and The Historic Environment

As RESCUE members will be aware, during 2009, the Government launched a draft of its proposed changes to the archaeology and listed buildings’ planning policies documents. Currently, these are dealt with separately by Planning Policy Guidance Notes 16 and 15 respectively. The Government consultation draft proposed an amalgamation of these two documents into a single …

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Stonehenge Update (January 2010)

The planning application for a new Stonehenge visitor centre and associated works was considered by Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee on Wednesday 20 January. http://www.salisbury.gov.uk/planning/development-control/planning-applications/2009/1527/application-documentation.htm In summary, the scheme proposals are for closure of the A344/A303 junction at Stonehenge Bottom and greening of the A344 up to the Henge; removal of parking and other facilities …

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Save Colchester Circus: Rescue backs the campaign

Rescue has now been told that the initial campaign to raise £200,000 has been successful – many congratulations to the campaigners – see http://www.romancircus.org/2010/03/01/thank-you-appeal-reaches-its-200000-target/ Destination Colchester and Colchester Archaeology Trust are together trying to raise funds to buy the Sergeants’ Mess building and garden of Abbey Fields from developers Taylor Wimpey to save a unique …

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Rescue adds its voice to concern over damaging Olympic proposals for Greenwich Park

Rescue is backing a campaign led by NOGOE – No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events to ensure that The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) fully considers the archaeological implications of the planned Olympic Equestrian events in Greenwich Park. Greenwich Park is an area of intense archaeological interest, within the World Heritage Site. …

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The Diggers’ Forum responds to IfA statement concerning archaeological salaries

The Diggers’ Forum have responded to the Institute for Archaeologist’s statement concerning archaeological salaries. This statement, made on 10/11/09, outlined that the pay minima for archaeologists, in accordance with different levels of archaeological responsibility, should be frozen at the current rates for the coming financial year. “…in view of the extraordinarily challenging economic environment, there …

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13th Century Arab site under threat of destruction in Spain

News Update: After large scale protests and wide spread publicity, the campaign has been successful: On Wednesday night, the official news came that work had been halted to allow proper recording of this site. See http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_24282.shtml Rescue has been alerted to the threat to an Arab site from development of a carpark in Murcia, Spain. …

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PPS Alert

The Consultation period for a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 15: Planning for the Historic Environment ended on the 31st October. Rescue responded, together with an array of institutions with interests in the future  of British Archaeology. We have tried to collate below as many links as possible to relevant responses. However, please do not …

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