How ironic that the NCC motto visible at the top of the pdf is 'Proud of our Past'. Utter hypocrisy as usual.
I presume it is too much to expect that councillors and senior officers will be showing the way by voluntarily proposing severe cuts in their own lavish expenses and salaries? Thought not - have to keep up appearances on the golf course, after all.
Message Received: Oct 13 2010, 06:03 PM
From: "Richard Tyndall"
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Subject: [BRITARCH] Nottinghamshire County Council archaeology
Today Notts County Council have just published proposals to cut their conservation budget by 75% and to reduce 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 proposal can be found as a pdf here:
under the catagory B services list.
The proposal states that the effects of the cuts will be:
"Reduced access to the Historic Environment Record for all external service users.
District, town and parish councils, community groups and individuals willl need to identify
other sources for advice on conservation and heritage issues . External conservation and
heritage partnerships, projects and events will need to secure any support they need from
Obviously many of us who make use of the help and advice from the County Archaeology services are rather upset about this and would appreciate any voices in support of the department. There is great concern as to what this would mean for basic oversight of development and the recording and protection of sites.
Any suggestions as to ways to try and mitigate the effects would also be very gratefully received.
Chairman FARI Archaeology
(And for the record I have no financial nor employment connection with NCC in any form and FARI is an entirely voluntary non profit community archaeology group.)