Dear Fellow Landowners,

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Yesterday the Journal highlighted “The Surrey Council Premise” (i.e. any detecting rally should be run as a Council archaeological survey with participants having proven records of reporting and all finds being Council property).  

But back in 2015 I asked a question about it that no-one has yet answered: “If that’s the premise on which they work to protect their own and the public’s interest as owners and stakeholders, how come we landowners aren’t advised to adopt it too?”

It’s a fair question, isn’t it? If you have a moment please email anyone involved in British portable antiquities policy (such as PAS) and ask them:

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If you get no reply ask again. And again. The Portable Antiquities Scheme is there to serve the Public. It is obliged to give you a straight answer.

Silas Brown
Grunters Hollow Farm
Worfield
Salop

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