Ha Ha - wind up merchant!

Val Turner
Regional Archaeologist, Shetland

Shetland Amenity Trust
Shetland     ZE1 ONY
01595 694688

-----Original Message-----
From: Issues related to Sites & Monuments Records
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of David Evans
Sent: 19 September 2003 14:57
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Subject: Re: Heritage Counts 2003 : audit of England's historic envirommen t

It does say important in the text so Scotland, Wales, NI CIs IoM and the
peoples Republic of Rockall are automatically excluded.

Thank you
David Evans
Historic Environment Record Officer
01454 863649

>>> [log in to unmask] 19/09/2003 14:41:43 >>>
Aye, me tae.  I agree with John, Val and 5 million others north of

And call me picky, if you like, but if Heritage Counts is a follow-up
to SHER, it can't be " its second year...".  The second year of
such an exercise, perhaps, but not of Heritage Counts.  Ah, Friday

   Jim McNeil, South Yorkshire Archaeology Service
   Planning, Transport and Highways
   Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH
   Tel.:  0114 273 6428 Fax.: 0114 273 5002
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-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Hunt [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 18 September 2003 11:54
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Heritage Counts 2003 : audit of England's historic

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 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

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

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

- the economic contribution the heritage makes to the national

"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

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

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