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Further cuts proposed for County Council Heritage and Archives Service

Northamptonshire County Council are proposing a further cut of £25,000 from their Archive and Heritage Service for 2015/16. This follows multiple budget cuts and staff loses over the past 3 years and outsourcing of Northamptonshire Archaeology.

Full details of the proposed cut are not available to the public so it is difficult to assess the potential impact of these measures. However, further cuts to the Archive and Heritage Service are likely to have a significant negative impact on the conservation and protection of the historic environment in the region.

There is hope, however, as the Council have shown a precedent for responding to local and national pressure when they reinstated their archaeology service in 2009/10. To find out more about this case and what you can do to make a difference, visit our Local Heritage Engagement Network pages.

If you would like to know more about how you can speak up for your local historic environment, check out the new LHEN toolkit designed to empower you to be able to make a difference.

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