TAS ACTION | TAS Responds to UK Govt DCMS Inquiry

The future of local government archaeology services:

An Inquiry for the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, led by John Howell MP and Lord Redesdale and supported by The Archaeology Forum.

In response to issues raised by representatives of the archaeological sector at an event organised by the Archaeology Forum in October 2013, the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey, initiated a review to be undertaken by Lord Redesdale and John Howell MP into the future of local government archaeological services.

A written response from the members of the Teesside Archaeological Society | 12 February 2014

We, the Members and Committee of TAS, believe that responses from regional and local community groups and societies are of the utmost importance—as agreed at our January Annual General Meeting.

Against the 14 February deadline for written submissions to the inquiry, TAS Member Sue Wilson created a draft response that a number of Society members have now contributed to—many with direct experience of local government archaeology. Many thanks to everybody for the feedback and encouragement.

Teesside Archaeological Society