The Prehistoric Society

Advocacy

The Society continues to play an active role in protecting and promoting the prehistoric heritage through responding to consultations and communicating its views on relevant issues.

Current and recent examples include:

The Society responded in May 2013 to an announcement by the Chief Executive of Herefordshire Council that, due to swingeing cutbacks, it would be necessary to “reduce or stop council funding of a range of services including those in the areas of leisure, recreation and culture” – which would mean the potential dissolution of Herefordshire’s Museum Service, plus cuts to Herefordshire Archaeology. See our letter here. In response, Bill Wiggin MP has sent a sympathetic reply and has set up a page on his website where your views about the cuts can be expressed; he asks for suggestions of alternative areas where cuts could be made instead.