Dear Birmingham City Council,
Under the Freedom of Information Act I'm requesting information regarding the Council's recent and ongoing cutbacks in many of your departments in particular the conservation department and the impending threat of the department being scrapped altogether.
Firstly, I'd like to know the types of conservation projects covered by the department.
Secondly, I'd like to know why the cutbacks are being made, especially in areas of significant importance such as conservation and education in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Thirdly, I'd like to know why the conservation department faces possible closure. Is this because the work it does and the projects it deals with are considered outdated and no longer important in this day and age.
Lastly, I'd like to know what the council feels would happen to conservation projects, such as the recent work on the Jewellery Quarter, if the department were to be closed and what the council would put in it's place to ensure the future conservation of Birmingham and the surrounding areas wildlife, landscape and historic buildings if said department were gone.
Dear Ms Trinder
Please find an acknowledgement to your request:
Information Governance Manager
Performance & Support Services
Environment & Culture
14th Floor, Alpha Tower
Tel: 303 1294
Fax: 303 4943
Dear Ms Trinder
Further to your request for information please see our attached response.
Corporate Information Governance Team
(See attached file: FOI 3992 response.doc)
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