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									                         Tees Archaeology Service Plan 2009/10


Tees Archaeology Service Plan 2009/10




The Vision

‘To work with the people and organisations of the Tees
Valley in order to raise awareness of the Historic
Environment, to improve its accessibility and enjoyment
and ensure its protection for future generations.’




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Tees Archaeology Service Plan 2009/10

Contents

1.       Introduction

2.       Who are we?

3.       What do we want to achieve and how do we deliver it?

4.       What did we achieve last year?

5.       What do we want to achieve in 2009/10?

Appendices

Appendix 1:       Tees Archaeology Budgets 1996 onwards

Appendix 2:       Tees Archaeology Performance Indicators

Appendix 3:       Tees Archaeology Events 2009/10 (as of April 2009)




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Tees Archaeology Service Plan 2009/10

Introduction

Welcome to the Tees Archaeology Service Plan. This annual plan has been re-organised to make
it easier to use. The plan is now be published in two sections:-
      ‘Tees Archaeology Service Plan’ - a short printed document for general circulation
      ‘Tees Archaeology Background Information’. available through the Tees Archaeology
         website (as will be the Service Plan) and on request as a PDF document

Who are we?

The Organisation
Tees Archaeology provides archaeological services to the people and local authorities of
Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

The Team
Tees Archaeology has a staff of six people:-

                The Archaeology Officer (Robin Daniels) is head of service and responsible for
                its direction and liaison with the partner authorities.




                The Sites and Monuments Officer (Peter Rowe) looks after the record of the
                known archaeological sites of the area (Historic Environment Record – HER)
                and deals with most development control matters.



                The Project Officer (Rachel Grahame) leads on archaeological fieldwork and
                deals with most of the commercial aspects of the service’s work.



                The Sites & Monuments Asst (Gary Green) helps to identify and add new
                information to the HER, takes part in field projects and spends one day a month
                working on the North East England Maritime Archaeology Archive (see below).



                The Archaeological Illustrator (Margaret Finch) illustrates archaeological finds,
                draws plans and designs our newsletters, booklets, leaflets and other
                publications.



                Our Administrative Assistant (Ian Jones) deals with mainly financial matters and
                other aspects of office administration. This post is funded through external
                projects.




Over many years Tees Archaeology has encouraged and trained volunteers and many local
people take part in the wide variety of projects the service carries out. These people make an
invaluable contribution to the archaeology of the area and the work of the service.




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The Location
Tees Archaeology is based on the first floor of Sir William Gray House, Hartlepool. This holds the
office accommodation of the service and its paper and photographic archives.




Equipment and collections held by Tees Archaeology are stored in two buildings in the grounds of
Sir Wm Gray House. The archaeological collections are held in a former Civil Defence Bunker
which has been provided with environmental controls and roller racking. The tools and other
equipment of the service are stored in a cottage.

The Budget
The local authorities provide most of the funding however a significant part of the budget is
earned through external funding of projects and commercial work. The proportion of funding from
each local authority is worked out on a ‘per capita’ basis derived from the population figures for
1996.

These are:-

Hartlepool                                16.5%
Middlesbrough                             25.8%
Redcar & Cleveland                        25.9%
Stockton-on-Tees                          31.9%

The service’s budgets since 1996 are set out in Appendix 1

3. What do we want to achieve and how do we deliver it?

The service’s Vision, Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives are agreed with its partner
authorities and reflect a determination to provide a relevant and useful service to the area.

The Vision is set out at the beginning of this document, our Mission Statement indicates how we
will address this Vision and the Aims and Objectives bear more directly on the activities involved.

The Mission Statement is :-

Tees Archaeology: The Archaeology Service for Teesside,
will:-

   Make a positive contribution to the Corporate Objectives of the Partner Authorities.
   Provide its partnership authorities and the people of the area with a full, professional
    archaeological service.
   Raise the awareness and accessibility of the archaeology of the area.
   Record and research the archaeology of the area, placing it within its regional, national
    and international context.
   Provide advice on the preservation and conservation of archaeological sites within the
    partner authorities.
   Provide interpretation, display and curation of archaeological material to the highest
    museum standards.


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The Aims of the service and how we seek to achieve them are set out below

1.     To develop good working relationships with partner authorities and relevant
organisations and assist in the delivery of their Corporate Objectives.

Tees Archaeology holds quarterly liaison meetings with representatives from the Countryside,
Museum and Planning departments of each of its partner authorities and four monthly meetings
with a senior representative of each authority.

These meetings provide progress reports and the ability to react quickly to changing
circumstances. Each liaison group discusses the objectives for inclusion in the service plan.


2.    To promote archaeology by education at all levels and to increase public
awareness of and interest in the archaeology of the area.

Tees Archaeology works with all of its partners to create opportunities for school groups to visit
and take part in a wide range of archaeological activities including excavation and recording of the
historic environment.

In addition booklets, leaflets and interactive activities have been developed as has public
involvement through the development of the volunteer programme.

Year                     Publications              Projects       with       Public Involvement
                         (Newsletter, Leaflets,    educational               (Excavations,
                         Booklets          and     involvement               Surveys,      Guided
                         Monographs etc)           (not    number   of       Walks, Talks and
                                                   groups)                   other Events)
2006/07                  5                         4                         37
2007/08                  5                         6                         41
2008/09                  2                         5                         38


Number of school sessions

Year                              Number of schools                 Number of sessions
2007/08                           25                                40
2008/09                           24                                43

These are provided as part of the public archaeology projects in conjunction with the Countryside
and Museum services of the partner authorities




Volunteer Contribution

Year                              No of Volunteers                  No of Volunteer days
2006/07                           47                                253
2007/08                           58                                320
2008/09                           72                                363

NB There were five rather than 4 volunteer projects in 2008/09




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 3.       To improve access to and interpretation of archaeological sites.

 The service does not control any archaeological sites, however it does seek to raise awareness of
 sites in general and to provide information about those which are publicly accessible. This is
 primarily done through leaflets and by means of guided walks, some of which provide access to
 sites not normally open to the public.

 Year                               Leaflets                           Guided Walks / Visits
 2006/07                            2                                  7
 2007/08                            1                                  10
 2008/09                            1                                  6


 4.       To monitor, protect and conserve the archaeological sites of the area.

 This is largely achieved through the monitoring of all planning applications in the area, and
 advising the local planning authority on a suitable response should a proposed development
 affect an archaeological site.

 These responses might include:-
 A deskbased study of the area involved
 Pre-determination investigations of the site
 Post-determination recording or investigation of the site.

 This function is carried out in fulfillment of government policy as set out in PPG 16: Archaeology
 and Planning.

 Year                       Development               No              of Active Archaeology
                            Proposals checked         Archaeological      & Development Files
                                                      Recommendations
 2006/07                    8,145                     92                  355
 2007/08                    7,066                     78                  430
2008/09                    5,472                     67                  409

 5.       To maintain and enhance the archaeological record of the area.

 Tees Archaeology maintains a record (Historic Environment Record, hereafter HER) of all the
 known archaeological sites of the area. This is a digital record based on a Geographical
 Information System (GIS) and includes many different types of site, from occasional finds of coins
 and metalwork to WWII Pillboxes. Projects which enhance existing records and generate new
 ones are continuously developed in conjunction with the partner authorities. Particular emphasis
 is being placed on adding buildings at the moment. This record included shipwreck sites out to the
 12mile limit.

 It is expected that the status of HERs will be addressed in a forthcoming Planning Policy
 Statement due in Spring 2009.

 Year                 HER            % Enhancement        HER Projects
                      Records
 2006/07              5,510          13%                  Middlesbrough Listed Buildings
                                                          added
 2007/08              6,425          11%                  Addition of events and sites
                                                          generated by development in the
                                                          Wynyard area, Stockton-on-Tees.
                                                          Part of Hartlepool Listed Buildings
                                                          added
 2008/09              7,071          32%                  Listed Buildings of Partner
                                                          Authorities




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6.       To provide a continuous programme of collections and archive management.

Tees Archaeology curates a range of archaeological material on behalf of its partner authorities. It
holds the area’s paper and photographic archive in relation to archaeological sites and material
which has yet to be fully reported. In addition it serves to extend the storage capacity of the
partner museums and to provide a research facility for those wishing to study archaeological
material.

Year                         Collection initiatives
2006/07                      Pass material from outside Partner area to appropriate
                             museums
2007/08                      Review storage conditions
2008/09                      Sort Chapman Bequest


Material in the Collection

Approx figs         Hartlepool          Middlesbrough          Redcar            & Stockton-on-Tees
                                                               Cleveland
No of sites         4                   2                      55                  61
No of Boxes         123                 290                    320                 630

The service also holds 31 boxes of material from a range of sites in Durham and North Yorkshire.


7.       To increase the accessibility of the archaeological resources held by the service.

Tees Archaeology is committed to making as much archaeological material and information
available to the public as possible. Some of the measures used to achieve this have been set out
above. The service believes that the internet also provides a major opportunity to provide a
greater level of information to a wider audience. It has therefore established a website
(www.teesarchaeology.com) and is working with Renaissance in the regions to complete digital
documentation of the archaeological collections of the Tees Valley.

Tees Archaeology Website Use
                                        st    th
                                      1 - 7 April 2008                   2009
No of Hosts served                    2,688                              Figures not yet available
Successful Requests                   15,871
Data Transferred                      420.06 mb


8.       To carry out and support archaeological research and publication on topics of
local, regional and national importance.

Our understanding of the human past of the area and the way in which the landscape was
changed by people is based on good quality archaeological and palaeo-environmental research.
Tees Archaeology is committed to carrying out and enabling high quality research and to assisting
in the dissemination of the information gained.

Many of Tees Archaeology’s projects have a twofold aim of raising awareness and involvement of
local people and delivering high quality archaeological research. Tees Archaeology Monograph
Series is the clearest realisation of that aim.




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Tees Archaeology Monograph Series

No      Title                                                         Publication Date
1       Stainmore, the archaeology of a North Pennine Pass            2001
2       Archaeology     and   Environment      of   Submerged         2005
        Landscapes in Hartlepool Bay
3       Anglo-Saxon Hartlepool and the Foundations of English         2007
        Christianity
4       Medieval Hartlepool                                           Forthcoming (2009)




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What did we achieve last year?

Activities
Tees Archaeology activities can be separated into five headings:-

Archaeological Collections

Archaeological Research and Fieldwork

Historic Environment Record & Planning Advice

Public Archaeology

Service Administration

These activities do interlink with each other and individual projects will fall into more than one
category.

Geographic Location
The service also does its best to deliver similar levels of activity to each partner area, however
this may not be possible in any one year, but we would hope to achieve it over a longer period of
time.

It should also be noted that where an activity takes place in a particular area those who take part
may come from much further afield and the activity would benefit those from more than one
district.

Performance Indicators
Tees Archaeology has a suite of seven local performance indicators and the latest data in relation
to these is set out in Appendix 2




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Archaeological Collections

In 2008/09 we said that we would:-

Action                             Purpose                           Applicable to       Partners                Target
Stabilise the Keith Chapman        Preserve the collection and       Redcar          &   R&CBC                   Re-package and assess collection by
bequest of material from           make it available for public      Cleveland           Renaissance in the      Xmas 2008
excavations in Redcar &            display and use                                       regions
Cleveland                                                                                                        This is partially complete, but Health
                                                                                                                 & Safety concerns have slowed
                                                                                                                 progress.
Advise SBC Museums on              To increase public awareness      Stockton            SBC                     Provide advice and information to
archaeological displays            of archaeology in Stockton        Sub-region          Renaissance in the      agreed timetables
                                                                                         regions
                                                                                                                 This was done.

In addition we:-
     supported the Renaissance funded Documentation Officer to document archaeological collections in the area.
     assisted in the re-internment of medieval people at Guisborough

Archaeological Research and Fieldwork

In 2008/09 we said that we would:-

Action                             Purpose                           Applicable to       Partners                Target
Carry out annual excavation        Explore character and changes     Hartlepool          HBC Countryside         Complete excavation by July 2008
at Romano-British site at          between Iron Age & Roman          Sub-region          Durham Univ
Catcote,        Summerhill,        period settlements                Region              Volunteers              Excavation took place in June
Hartlepool


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Continue survey of 19              Record rock cut tracks on         Redcar          &   NAS                     Carry out project by Sept 2008
century rutways at Saltburn        foreshore and explore their use   Cleveland           TAS
                                                                     Sub-region          Volunteers              Project took place in August
                                                                     Region




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Action                           Purpose                            Applicable to          Partners                Target
Carry out annual excavation      Investigate medieval village of    Middlesbrough          MBC Museums             Carry out project by June 2008
at      Stewart        Park,     West Marton, birthplace of Capt    Sub-region             MBC Parks
Middlesbrough                    Cook                               Region                 Volunteers              Project took place in May
Publish volume on the            Synthesise archaeological and      Hartlepool             HBC                     Publish by end of March 2009
medieval Town of Hartlepool      historical information about the   Sub-region             English Heritage        depending on funding package with
                                 town                               Region                                         partners HBC and English Heritage
                                                                    National
                                                                                                                   This has been delayed. Funding for
                                                                                                                   publication in 2009 has been
                                                                                                                   confirmed.
Implement ‘Mesolithic in         Investigate Mesolithic of the      Sub-region             NYMNP                   Implement field work programme by
North East Yorkshire’ project    area in partnership with North     Region                 English Heritage        November 2008
                                 York Moors National park and       National               Volunteers
                                 English Heritage                                                                  Field work took place in August
                                                                                                                   /September and an interim report
                                                                                                                   was produced.
Establish ‘Eston Hills Survey’   Record the condition of known      Redcar             &   R&C Countryside &       Establish project and carry out first
                                 sites and identify new sites       Cleveland              Museums                 season of work
                                                                    Sub-region             Volunteers
                                                                                                                   Work took place in September 2008,
                                                                                                                   with local volunteers
Continue Survey of remains       To record, interpret and provide   Stockton               SBC Museums &           Carry out work by November 2008
of Stockton & Darlington         information about the remains      Sub –region            Countryside
Railway in Preston Park                                             Region                 Volunteers              The second main section of the
                                                                    National                                       railway was recorded.



Develop       archaeological     Ascertain original details to      Stockton               SBC                     Provide programme by September 2008
project for the Kitchen          inform reconstruction of garden    Sub-region             Volunteers
garden, Preston Park                                                                                               A Project Design was produced and
                                                                                                                   a Geophysical Survey took place in
                                                                                                                   March 2009.There will be further
                                                                                                                   work in 2009




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The service’s externally funded fieldwork is funded by both public and commercial organisations in 2008/09 we carried out 25 externally funded projects to a
value of £54k. We worked with organisations such as the local authorities, English Heritage, Renaissance in the Regions, Yarm School and Egglescliffe
Parish Council.


Historic Environment Record & Planning Advice

In 2008/09 we said that we would:-

Action                         Purpose                              Applicable to         Partners                Target
Ensure      the  successful    To       provide    character        Sub-region            HBC,          MBC,      Ensure    project  completed     and
implementation    of     the   descriptions of the area for         Region                R&CBC,         SBC      disseminated by Xmas 2008
Historic         Landscape     historic          environment                              planning
Characterisation Project for   management purposes                                        NYCC                    This has taken longer than expected
the area                                                                                  English Heritage        and is ongoing.
Review             Standard    To ensure information provided       Sub-region                                    Review documentation by March 2009
Documentation in relation to   is up to date
Planning Conditions and                                                                                           Not achieved due to the work
fieldwork briefs                                                                                                  required on the HLC project
Enhance the HER           by   Allow a more detailed response       Sub-region                                    Carry out studies of Coulby Newham,
carrying out detailed area     to threats to an area                                                              Middlesbrough; Anglo-Saxon Hartlepool
based studies
                                                                                                                  Work is ongoing on Coulby Newham,
                                                                                                                  but has not started on A/S Hpool.
Add all Listed Buildings to    Improve the coverage            of   Sub-region                                    Add Redcar & Cleveland buildings by
the HER                        buildings in the HER                                                               March 2009

                                                                                                                  This was achieved




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Public Archaeology

In 2008/09 we said that we would:-

Action                          Purpose                            Applicable to          Partners                Target
Provide      regular    press   Raise awareness of the historic    Sub-region             All                     Provide one press release a month
releases       about      the   environment of the area and of     Region
archaeology of the area         the service
Provide opportunities for       To increase awareness and          Sub-region             HBC Countryside         Provide at least one opportunity for
school related projects         enthusiasm for archaeology                                MBC Museums &           school involvement in each authority.
                                                                                          Parks
                                                                                          SBC Museums &           Schools took part in the following
                                                                                          Countryside             projects:-
                                                                                          R&C BC Museums          Excavation: Catcote, HBC: Stewart
                                                                                          & Countryside           Park, MBC
                                                                                                                  Surveys: Preston Park, SBC :Eston
                                                                                                                  Hills, R&CBC
                                                                                                                  A project on Historic Norton
Provide opportunities for       To     increase    awareness,      Sub-region             HBC Countryside         Provide at least three opportunities for
public involvement in and       involvement and enthusiasm for     Region                 MBC Museums &           public involvement in each authority
enjoyment of Archaeology        archaeology                                               Parks
(Tees Archaeol                                                                            SBC Museums &           Members of the public took part in
 PI 4)                                                                                    Countryside             the following:-
                                                                                          R&C BC Museums          Excavation: Catcote, H:Stewart Park,
                                                                                          & Countryside           M: Mesolithic Project, R&C
                                                                                          NAS                     Survey: Preston Park, S:Eston Hills,
                                                                                          TAS                     R&C: Saltburn Rutway, R&C
                                                                                          Volunteers              6 Guided Walks,17 talks and were
                                                                                                                  provided in addition to the events
                                                                                                                  noted elsewhere
Organise and hold the           Publicise latest research in the   Sub-region                                     Attendance of 100 people
annual Tees Archaeology         area                               Region
Dayschool                                                                                                         138    (124 tickets sold, 7 staff, 7
                                                                                                                  speakers) people attended Dayschool
                                                                                                                  about Prehistoric Burial & Ritual




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Action                          Purpose                            Applicable to          Partners                Target
Produce and circulate two       To let people know about the                                                      Produce 1/2 Newsletters depending on
Tees         Archaeology        latest work of the service and                                                    funding
Newsletters                     forthcoming events
                                                                                                                  One Newsletter was produced in
                                                                                                                  April 2008
Provide assistance to the       To increase outdoor activity and   Hartlepool             HBC Countryside         Ensure provision of heritage component
Heritage and Green Exercise     awareness of WWII heritage         Sub-Region             Tees Forest             of the project
Project
                                                                                                                  Help was provided with guided walks
                                                                                                                  and information
Assist HBC Museums in the       To increase the accessibility of   Hartlepool             HBC Museums             Provide information to agreed timetable
re-display of the Archaeology   archaeological material and
galleries                       raise   awareness      of    the                                                  Assistance was provided and the re-
                                archaeology of the area                                                           display is complete
Produce E-Leaflets on the       To increase awareness of the       Middlesbrough                                  Make E- leaflets available through
Archaeology of Stockton and     archaeology of the area            Stockton                                       website
Middlesbrough                                                      Sub-region
                                                                                                                  Stockton Booklet is in draft but not
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Service Administration

In 2008/09 we said that we would:-

Action                         Purpose                             Applicable to          Partners                Target
Produce 10 year       vision   To create long term vision for      Sub-region             All                     Produce vision document by Xmas 2008
document    for        Tees    the service                                                                        in order to inform 2009/10 Service Plan
Archaeology
                                                                                                                  Advocacy      &    Vision     document
                                                                                                                  produced in March 2009
Continue to support the        To create a network for those       Sub-region             HBC,           MBC,     Ensure regular meetings of group
‘Tees Historic Environment     officers concerned with the                                R&CBC,          SBC
Group’                         Historic Environment of the                                Planning                The group is chaired by the
                               area                                                                               Conservation Officer of Redcar &
                                                                                                                  Cleveland and Tees Archaeol provides
                                                                                                                  the secretariat
Assess impact of Draft         To identify implications for the    Sub-region             HBC,           MBC,     Produce report on draft bill
Heritage Protection Bill       service and local authorities                              R&CBC,          SBC
                                                                                          planning                A    briefing   was    produced      and
                                                                                                                  circulated to the partners. The Bill has
                                                                                                                  not proceeded.


Abbreviations:
HBC – Hartlepool Borough Council
MBC – Middlesbrough Borough Council
NAS – Nautical Archaeology Society
NYMNP – North York Moors National Park
R&CBC – Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
SBC – Stockton Borough Council
TAS – Teesside Archaeology Society




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5.      What do we want to achieve in 2009/10?

Archaeological Collections

Action                           Purpose                            Applicable to         Partners                Target
Carry out weeding, re-           To conserve space and ensure       Sub-region                                    Complete by Xmas 2009
packaging and inventory of       material is properly archived.
paper and drawing archive

Archaeological Research and Fieldwork

Action                           Purpose                            Applicable to         Partners                Target
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Continue survey of 19            Record rock cut tracks on          Redcar            &   NAS                     Carry out project by Sept 2009
century rutways at Saltburn      foreshore and explore their use    Cleveland             TAS
                                                                    Sub-region            Volunteers
                                                                    Region
Carry out annual excavation      Investigate medieval village of    Middlesbrough         MBC Museums             Carry out project by June 2009
at      Stewart         Park,    West Marton, birthplace of Capt    Sub-region            MBC Parks
Middlesbrough                    Cook                               Region                Volunteers
Continue the ‘Mesolithic in      Investigate Mesolithic of the      Sub-region            NYMNP                   Implement field work programme and
North East Yorkshire’ project    area in partnership with North     Region                English Heritage        produce report by Jan 2010
                                 York Moors National park and       National              Volunteers
                                 English Heritage
Continue the     ‘Eston Hills    Record the condition of known      Redcar            &   R&C Countryside &       Carry out second season of work in
Survey’                          sites and identify new sites       Cleveland             Museums                 September 2009
                                                                    Sub-region            Volunteers
Continue    Preston   Park       Investigate the results of the     Stockton              SBC Museums &           Carry out programme of work in June
Walled Garden project with       Geophysical       Survey   and                           Countryside             2009
trail   excavations    and       establish layout of garden                               Volunteers
recording

Publish volume on the            Synthesise archaeological and      Hartlepool            HBC                     Publish by Autumn 2009.
medieval Town of Hartlepool      historical information about the   Sub-region            English Heritage
                                 town                               Region
                                                                    National




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Historic Environment Record & Planning Advice

Action                         Purpose                             Applicable to          Partners               Target
Complete          Historic     To       provide    character       Sub-region             HBC,          MBC,     Ensure project completed and disseminated
Landscape Characterisation     descriptions of the area for        Region                 R&CBC,         SBC     by Xmas 2009
Project and disseminate        historic          environment                              Planning
results                        management purposes                                        NYCC
                                                                                          English Heritage
Add all Listed Buildings to    Improve the coverage           of   Sub-region                                    Add Stockton buildings by Sept 2009
the HER                        buildings in the HER

Review              Standard   To ensure information provided      Sub-region                                    Review documentation by Xmas 2009
Documentation in relation to   is up to date
Planning Conditions and
fieldwork briefs
Produce action plan in         To identify actions to improve      Redcar             &   R&C Planning &         To produce Action plan by Xmas 2009
relation     to    Scheduled   the condition of the monuments      Cleveland              Countryside
Ancient Monuments at Risk                                                                 English Heritage
in Redcar & Cleveland
Support the development of     To produce an action plan to        Stockton-on-Tees       SBC                    To provide input into the action plan to
the         Stockton-on-Tees   improve awareness of the                                                          agreed timetables.
Heritage Strategy              heritage of Stockton-on-Tees
Provide an audit of Tees       To assist in the management         Stockton-on-Tees       SBC                    Provide material by Xmas 2009
Heritage Park and Timeline     and interpretation of these
for Wynyard Woodland Park      areas




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Public Archaeology
The programme of Tees Archaeology events for 2009/10 is set out in Appendix 3 (as of April 2009). It should be noted that further events may be arranged.
Action                        Purpose                          Applicable to          Partners                Target
Provide opportunities for To increase awareness and Sub-region                        HBC,            MBC, Provide at least one opportunity for school
school related projects       enthusiasm for archaeology                              R&CBC,           SBC involvement in each authority.
                                                                                      Countryside         &
                                                                                      Museums
Provide opportunities for To           increase   awareness, Sub-region               HBC,            MBC, Provide at least three opportunities for
public involvement in and involvement and enthusiasm for Region                       R&CBC,           SBC public involvement in each authority
enjoyment of Archaeology archaeology                                                  Countryside         &
(Tees Archaeol                                                                        Museums
 PI 4)                                                                                NAS
                                                                                      NYMNP
                                                                                      TAS
                                                                                      English Heritage
Organise and hold the Publicise latest research in the Sub-region                     NYMNP                   Attendance of 100 people
annual Tees Archaeology area                                   Region                 English Heritage
Dayschool on the topic of the
Mesolithic.
Produce and circulate the To let people know about the Sub-region                                             Produce 1/2 Newsletters depending on
Tees             Archaeology latest work of the service and                                                   funding
Newsletters                   forthcoming events
Support ‘Hartlepool Built’ To document the ships of Sub-region                        NAS                     Ensure development of project
web –based project            Hartlepool                       National               HBC Libraries &
                                                               International          Museums
Enhance and develop the To increase awareness and Sub-region                                                  Establish Blog; increase the number of
Tees Archaeology Website      enthusiasm for archaeology       National                                       projects and produce short paper on
                                                               International                                  future developments.
Seek      to    develop     a To increase awareness of the Stockton                   SBC Planning            Establish sustainable project.
community based project in Historic Environment and raise
Stockton                      skill levels

Seek to develop community      To increase awareness of the       Hartlepool             HBC       Museums,      Establish sustainable project
based project in Hart          Historic Environment and raise                            Countryside,
                               skill levels                                              Library, Ecology




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Action                           Purpose                           Applicable to          Partners                Target
Support Redcar & Cleveland       To        acquire      major      R&C BC                 R&C Museums             Provide assistance to bids and displays to
BC in their bid to acquire and   archaeological items for the      Region                 S Sherlock              agreed timetables.
display    the    Streethouse    area and raise awareness of       National
Anglo-Saxon finds                archaeology                       International


Service Administration

Action                           Purpose                           Applicable to          Partners                Target
Implement     Advocacy  &        To continue to develop and        Sub-region             All partners            Address Action Points
Vision document                  improve the service
Continue to support the          To create a network for those     Sub-region             HBC,           MBC,     Ensure regular meetings of group
‘Tees Historic Environment       officers concerned with the                              R&CBC,          SBC
Group’                           Historic Environment of the                              planning
                                 area

Abbreviations:
HBC – Hartlepool Borough Council
MBC – Middlesbrough Borough Council
NAS– Nautical Archaeology Society
NYCC – North Yorkshire County Council
NYMNP – North York Moors National Park
R&CBC – Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
SBC – Stockton Borough Council
TAS – Teesside Archaeology Society




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APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Tees Archaeology Budgets 1996 onwards

               Salaries         Supplies &     Office       Gross Budget       Earned           Net Budget
                                Services       Costs                           Income
1996/97        106,760          27,151         8,116        142,027            9,790            132,237

1997/98        106,622          12,850.58      8,116        123,588.58         12,000           111,589

1998/99        90,440           22,691         8,137        121,268            10,602           110,666

1999/00        94,381           18,037         8,850        121,268            10,602           110,666

2000/01        100,275          11,899         9,092        121,268            10,602           110,666

2001/02        104,435.26       12,214         9,298        126,327.26         11,100           115,227

2002/03        108,266          11,943         9,298        129,507            11,400           118,107

2003/04        114,185          11,664         9,577        135,426            12,000           123,426

2004/05        117,694          11,930         9,864        139,488            12,360           127,128

2005/06        120,872          12,289         10,160       143,320            12,731           130,588

2006/07        131,343          11,425         10,465       153,233            14,000           139,233

2007/08        136,114          11,769         10,779       158,662            14,500           144,162
2008/09        147,790          7,312          11,102       166,204            14,500           151,704
2009/10        154,129          7,495          11,380       173,004            16,000           157,004

Implementation of Job Evaluation changes




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Appendix 2: Tees Archaeology performance Indicators

8. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (INCLUDING TARGETS FOR 2007/08)

Performance Indicator                            2004/05            2005/06           2006/07            2007/08            2008/09            2009/10
                                                 Target Perf        Target Perf       Target Perf        Target Perf        Target Perf        Target
Tees Archaeology Indicator 1                     75%     78%        75%     70%       75%     83%        75%     73%        75% 68%            75%
Percentage of archaeological work required                                                                                  17 out of 25
of a developer through the planning process
which provide positive archaeological results.

Identifies quality of archaeological records
and competency of staff.

This ensures a consistent level of
performance
Tees Archaeology Indicator 2                     10%       22%      10%      11%      All records pre    10%      11%       10%       32%      10%
Percentage of Sites and Monuments Records                           610 from 5574     1985 not edited                       2,319 records
reviewed and entries edited.                                                          in    last  ten                       enhanced out
                                                                                      years                                 of 7,071.
Measure of quality and currency of record.
                                                                                      13% of total                          This is a result
                                                                                      records edited.                       of the addition
                                                                                      23% of pre                            of        Listed
                                                                                      1985                                  Buildings
Tees Archaeology Indicator 3                     75%     100%       80%       86%     80%     88%        80%     100%       80% 100%           80%
Number of archaeological projects monitored.                                                                                7

Ensures work carried out to brief and
provides quality control.

Target raised     to   80%    due   to   past
performance




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Performance Indicator                            2004/05            2005/06           2006/07            2007/08            2008/09           2009/10
                                                 Target Perf        Target Perf       Target Perf        Target Perf        Target Perf       Target
Tees Archaeology Indicator 4                     18          19     18          17    18          19     18          24     18        17      18      planned
Number of public archaeology events              planned events     planned           planned events     planned events     planned events    events
provided by the service. These include           15         23      events            15     18          15     17          15        16      15 in response
interactive family events, guided walks and       in response to    15       12       in response to      in response to     in response to   to requests
public talks.                                    requests           in response to    requests           requests           requests
                                                                    requests
Success in providing for public involvement in
archaeology.
Tees Archaeology Indicator 5                     35%       16%      35%      15%      35%         26%    35%      16%       35% 16%           35%
Percentage of Market share in local area.                                                                6 from 37          4 from 25

Effectiveness of service in market place.

The figure is a maximum and reflects
concern that the service should not seek to
dominate the market.
Tees Archaeology Indicator 6                     75%      64%       75%      78%      75%      71%       75% 77.5%          75% 61%           75%      Tees
Achievement of annual objectives as set out      Tees Archaeol      Tees Archaeol     Tees Archaeol      Tees Archaeol      Tees Archaeol     Archaeol
in Forward Plan                                  80%      85%       80%      100%     80%      93%       80%      94%       80%      93%      80% partners
Management Efficiency of the service             Partners           Partners          Partners           partners           Partners
Target 75% Tees Archaeology & 80%                                                                                           Low
Partners                                                                                                                    achievement
                                                                                                                            of TA projects
                                                                                                                            due to greater
                                                                                                                            impact       of
                                                                                                                            Historic
                                                                                                                            Landscape
                                                                                                                            Character
                                                                                                                            Project
Tees Archaeology Indicator 7                     60%     67%        60%        70%    60%       57%      60%     35%        60%      70%      60%
Success in winning externally awarded                                                                                       7 out of 10
contracts
Efficiency of the service in judging which
projects to bid for
Target- get 60%




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Appendix 3:     Tees Archaeology Events 2009/10 (as of April 2009)

Guided Walks
Each walk will last for approximately one and a half to two hours. They are free and all are
welcome. Please ensure that you wear suitable clothing. Details about these walks can also be
found in the leaflets of the Countryside Services of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar &
Cleveland and Stockton

Open Days
These provide an opportunity to visit an archaeological site or project or to meet Tees
Archaeology staff. They are free and all are welcome.

Projects
These are fieldwork projects which might involve excavation or other types of fieldwork.
Attendance is free and anybody over 18 is welcome to take part. A booking system is in place for
these and special conditions may apply. Please contact Tees Archaeology well in advance if you
wish to volunteer for a project

May
11th – 22nd May                 Stewart Park Excavation
Sunday 17th May                 Stewart Park Excavation open day
14th May                        Saxon & Medieval Norton Guided Walk
18th May                        Stewart Park and Marton Guided Walk.
24th May                         R&C Coast walk.
June
7th June                        Cowpen Bewley to Greatham Guided Walk.
8th – 19th June                 Walled Garden Excavation, Preston Park
Sunday 14th June                Walled Garden Excavation Family Fun day
23rd June                       Seaton Carew Beach Guided walk.
24th June                       Marske Mill Guided walk
End June to Beginning of August (6wks). North York Moors Mesolithic
                                project
July
12th July                       Historic Stockton Guided Walk.
August
19th/20th – 25th Aug Saltburn Rutway Survey
September
21st - 25th Sept                Eston Hills Project
7th Sept                        Middlehaven Docks Guided Walk.
13th Sept                       Guided walk Historic Skelton.
October
Hart Historic & Natural Environment Project
Historic Stockton Building Recording
November
7th Nov                         Tees Archaeology Dayschool




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