Worcestershire Archives : Trouble Brewing?

You may be aware that there is a proposal to cut funding for our archives, indeed to make great inroads into the service. We have been asked to parade the following:

Our award winning Archive and Archaeology Service which provides educational, cultural, local and family history resources is under attack! Worcestershire County Council intends to cut the Service’s budget allocation by more than half.

Such a swingeing cut will destroy the archive service as it now exists!

This will
• affect children’s education
• delay or curtail planning applications and appeals
• damage research opportunities for local and family historians
• hinder outstanding students’ research projects

There is the potential for our Archive Service to win further national awards, receive more bursaries and make more money. Let’s give our Archive Staff a chance.
Please sign the petition at

write a protest letter or email your local Worcestershire councillor and email The Leader of The Council, SGeraghty@worcestershire.gov.uk

Preserve the Past : Protect the Future
Published by The Friends of Worcestershire Archives

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