Top Archaeologist visits Worcestershire to celebrate its services

Published Friday, 16th October 2015

Last month Worcestershire County Councils Archives and Archaeology Service (WAAS) based in The Hive was visited by the Director of the Council for British Archaeology, Dr Mike Heyworth.

 Last month Worcestershire County Councils Archives and Archaeology Service (WAAS) based in The Hive was visited by the Director of the Council for British Archaeology, Dr Mike Heyworth.

The Council for British Archaeology is a national body which works to promote research, education and conservation into Britain's rich archaeological heritage and  is involved many in government initiatives.

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is establishing a national reputation for delivering excellent service  in a difficult financial climate by developing innovative working practices. Dr Heyworth wanted to meet staff and learn more about the how this was achieved

He was welcomed by Chairman of Council Councillor Hopwood and Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities who provided detailed information on how the work of WAAS linked into the wider councils priorities.

CBA Director Dr Mike Heyworth said, “The visit to The Hive lived up to all my expectations. I was hugely impressed by the facilities and the innovative integrated approaches that the archives and archaeology teams are taking to deliver their high quality activities. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities said: "It was a pleasure having Dr Mike Heyworth visit and recognise the work our staff put into making the service as brilliant as it is. The Council has faced several tough financial decisions but can still offer world class services to the residents of Worcestershire. 

For more information on WAAS visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/waas  or visit them at The Hive.