Conservation Department Cutbacks

Rachel Trinder made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council

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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 Is this because the work it does and the projects it deals with are considered outdated and no longer important in this day and age.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.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Trinder

Birmingham City Council

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Dear Ms Trinder

Please find an acknowledgement to your request:

Sonya Cerutti
Information Governance Manager
Performance & Support Services
Environment & Culture
14th Floor, Alpha Tower

Tel: 303 1294
Fax: 303 4943

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Acocks Green Focus Group left an annotation ()

Good questions. We shall be interested to read the answers. For more on this debate see:

http://www.tinyurls.co.uk/P671

Birmingham City Council

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Dear Ms Trinder

Further to your request for information please see our attached response.

regards

Corporate Information Governance Team

(See attached file: FOI 3992 response.doc)

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