Just what I was about to say!

Val Turner
Regional Archaeologist, Shetland

Shetland Amenity Trust
Shetland     ZE1 ONY
01595 694688

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From: Issues related to Sites & Monuments Records
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Sent: 18 September 2003 13:57
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Subject: Re: Heritage Counts 2003 : audit of England's historic enviromment

Just to be picky, The Restoration programme covered all of the UK, Heritage
Counts doesn't seem to......We need to be clear what we are talking about
and not think England is synonomous with the UK!


Fiona Gale Archaeolegydd y Sir / County Archaeologist
Cyfarwyddiaeth Dysgu Gydol Oes / Directorate of Lifelong Learning
Cyngor Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire County Council
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Below prior warning of the 'launch' date for 'Heritage Counts 2003', which
is the follow-up to last year's SHER or State of the Historic Enviromment
Report 2002 (which can be found at, and
will provide facts and figures about the historic enviroment in England:
English Heritage Press Release
17th September 2003


The recent BBC series "Restoration" has made millions of viewers aware of
the plight of 30 of our most important listed buildings and has done much
to further their cause. But what about the rest of England's heritage?

"Heritage Counts" is an audit of the state of the whole of our historic
environment: listed buildings, ancient monuments, archaeology, churches,
conservation areas, rural landscapes, market towns and inner cities. It
will be published by English Heritage on Wednesday 26th November, 2003.

Produced by English Heritage on behalf of the heritage sector, Heritage
Counts is in its second year. It has already become an essential guide to
the true state of arguably England's greatest asset. It sets statistics
showing that much of the heritage is in peril against research which proves
that, if properly cared for, the historic environment leads to social and
economic regeneration and enhances the quality of all our lives.

Heritage Counts will also include facts and figures on the state of
heritage education in our schools and communities, on heritage tourism and
on employment in the historic environment.

This year Heritage Counts will contain new research on:

- the vast numbers of volunteers in the heritage sector;

- the harm caused to the quality of our streets by piecemeal changes such
as new windows, loft conversions, conservatories, tarmaced front gardens;

- the vulnerability and state of decay of historic parks and gardens;

- the challenge to the heritage sector to include all groups of society;

- the economic contribution the heritage makes to the national economy.

"Restoration" signals a culture change, an emerging passion among the
general public to save their local heritage and a new willingness to think
creatively and imaginatively about re-using redundant historic buildings.
Heritage Counts will not be asking for readers' votes but we hope it will
be a spur to the action needed on all fronts to save our historic
environment for future generations.

Notes to Editors
Heritage Counts will take the form of one summary document, one main
document and nine regional documents produced by English Heritage regional
offices in collaboration with regional Historic Environment Forums.

For further information, please contact:
Beth McHattie, English Heritage Corporate Communications
020 7973 3254

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