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Proposed cuts at Nottinghamshire County Coucil

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 …

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Redundancies at Birmingham Archaeology

It has recently emerged that large redundancies are to be implemented at Birmingham Archaeology, the contracting unit of The University of Birmingham. Hal Dalwood, of Worcestershire County Council Archaeological Service, reported on BAJR Federation Forum that ..40 or so staff of Birmingham Archaeology were handed their redundancy notices early last week, and they were all …

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Heritage Quangos at Risk

Since coming to power, the coalition have made no secret of their plans to make wide ranging cuts to Quangos which they see as wasteful of public money. The official news was not due to emerge until the Comprehensive Spending Review , in october, but a list of 177 bodies under threat has been seen …

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Greenwich Park: NOGOE states their case

Rescue has received the following PowerPoint from NOGOE – No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events. They presented this at a meeting with the Chief Planning Officer, Greenwich Council and LOCOG, in an attempt to stress the importance of the Roman archaeology, and the necessity of managing the archaeological mitigation for the scheme, as thoroughly as …

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Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Plans Dropped: RESCUE responds

The Government announced this week that it was withdrawing its financial support for the proposed £25m new visitor centre at the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. This is the first high-profile heritage casualty of the current budgetry pressures and forthcoming programme of spending cuts. It is unlikely to be the last. Rescue does not welcome the …

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PPS5 (Planning for the Historic Environment) : Rescue Responds

The Government has this week published PPS5, the policy document that replaces PPGs 15 and 16. This document and its supporting Practice Guide will dictate the way that planning applications affecting heritage sites and features are processed and determined. For the first time, all heritage features – from standing historic buildings, to archaeological features, battlefields, …

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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

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