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Tyne and Wear Budget Consultation

The CBA has responded to a proposed budget cut to Tyne and Wear Specialist Conservation Team by Gateshead Council (see letter below). This is a joint service that gives archaeological advice to Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland Councils.

Gateshead Council are proposing to reduce their contribution to the service by 50% - approximately £11,000 a year. It is not yet clear exactly which parts of the service will be cut, or reduced. However, if the cuts are implemented they are likely to have a significant affect on archaeology provision in Gateshead.

CBA letter to Gateshead Council December 2013 (156.7K, .PDF)
CBA repsonse to consultation on proposed budget cuts to Tyne and Wear Specialist Conservation Team (December 2013)

Tyne and Wear Budget Consultation Letter (477.6K, .PDF)
Letter from Gateshead Council about the proposed budget cuts to archaeological services.

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